Remember the Audi R8 that Czech prototype and low-volume manufacturer Hoffmann & Novague turned into a retro take on the Skoda 130 RS rally car of the 1980s? Well, just in case you thought it was nothing but a mockup, here’s the car being flung around a race track. The video comes to us from the guys at Autoforum.cz.
The polarizing creation is officially known as the Hoffmann & Novague R200, and it is based on the bones of the original R8 supercar equipped with the 4.2-liter V-8. That means its peak output registers at 430 horsepower, and paired with the six-speed manual box, which Hoffmann & Novague selected for the R200, the engine delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in around 4.5 seconds.
Motor1 is reporting that a small production run, perhaps around 30 cars, may happen. The price for one is said to be upwards of $281,000, which is more than double the starting price of the last R8 V8 coupe. Of course, virtually everything you see and feel on the R200 is bespoke, right down to the key fob that features the firm’s logo.