Audi R8 5.2 FSI tears up an airforce base – Click above to watch video after the jump

We all like a good car video. Whether it's a high-dollar commercial worked up just for the Super Bowl or one of Will Roegge's pieces of cinematic glory, it's hard to find someone who doesn't mind watching a slick piece of sheetmetal get sideways. But it's easy to underestimate the amount of work that can go into even the shortest pieces of footage. Take, for instance, this latest spot worked up by the crew at WebRidesTV for the Audi R8 5.2 FSI. The guys shot from dawn till dusk, hired none other than Nathan Swartzbaugh of ALMS fame to pilot the mid-engined terror and even rolled out a slick camera car just for the action – all 30 seconds of it.

Now, if you're like us, you're probably wondering where the "Gymkhana" part comes from in the title. We honestly have no idea. As far as we can tell, there's no sort of predetermined course, active timing or even meandering Segways – just Swartzbaugh getting sideways in a car that's worth more than all of our worldly possessions. Still, not a bad way to blow five minutes of your day. Hit the jump to see the action.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2009, Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: YouTube via WebRidesTV]

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