Swansway has become an Audi specialist repairer for the R8, staffed by one of only five technicians in the world qualified to work on the supercar - including in the use of an ultrasound.
The dealer group’s accident repair centre in Crewe has seen an £80,000 investment to bring it up to the required standard.
The R8 is built from 13% carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP)
Swansway group director David Smyth said: “The new Audi R8 is a real leap forward in terms of construction; the introduction of CFRP as a major construction component brings with it the need for very specialist technicians to undertake the repairs”.
“Our Swansway accident repair centre has one of only five technicians in the world who’ve been trained by Audi in Germany.
“Martin Smith is qualified and trained to use the latest ultrasound scanning technology which is need to discern whether the integrity of the CFRP has been damaged.”
Every Audi R8 repair in the country will be co-ordinated by the Swansway Accident Repair Centre.
Franco Iannotta, paint and body technical manager for VWG UK, said: “Due to the safety critical location of the CFRP content in the all new Audi R8, body repair work on the car must only be undertaken by an Audi Approved CFRP technician.”