The new front spoiler reduces lift on the front axle by 15%, while the rear wing spoiler forces the rear down. Attention was then turned to replacing the standard wheels with a lighter set. The final choice was a set of forged three-part rims measuring 20in in diameter and wearing chunky 325mm Michelin tires at the back and smaller 235mm rubber up front.
To improve handling, engineers fitted a set of H&R springs that lower the car by up to 30mm in the back and 15mm at the front axle, giving it a tougher stance and a lot more presence. Not that the R8 was lacking any.
Full gallery after the jump.