Audi has pulled the duvet off its newest customer race automotive, the R8 LMS GT2. This monstrous-looking R8 is Audi Sport’s entry into the SRO’s new GT2 newbie racing class, which can start in Europe and North America subsequent 12 months.
The R8 LMS GT2 is predicated on its road-going counterpart, that includes the identical Audi House Body platform used on the common R8 and lots of of Audi’s different manufacturing vehicles. Its energy plant remains to be the identical Lamborghini Huracan-derived, naturally-aspirated, 5.2-liter V-10, however the GT2’s motor now makes 630 horsepower and is paired with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.
Due to the SRO GT2 laws’ concentrate on higher power-to-weight ratios, the R8 LMS GT2 makes wonderful use of carbon fiber strengthened polymers (CFRP), that are current on nearly all physique parts on the automotive, from its chassis to its new aerodynamic items; this offers it a dry weight of 2,976 kilos.
Audi Sport’s newest and biggest debuted on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace earlier this week. The ceremony featured Oliver Hoffman, CEO of Audi Sport; Chris Renske, Head of Audi Sport buyer racing; nine-time Le Mans-winner Tom Kristensen; and the Duke of Richmond, Goodwood property proprietor and Pageant of Pace present runner.
“This sports activities automotive with its emotive high-performance V10 engine marks the highest finish of our buyer racing program. The legendary occasion at Goodwood is the best venue for unveiling such an enchanting sports activities automotive,” Hoffman defined. “The Audi R8 LMS GT2 is the best sports activities automotive for traditional fielding in races, in addition to being appropriate for observe days and occasions at race resorts, which get pleasure from rising reputation amongst this group of shoppers worldwide.”
The R8 LMS GT2 might be ordered now by any gentleman racer trying to observe essentially the most excessive R8 but, and prices €338,000 (roughly $380,000). Motorsport followers can watch it compete within the SRO GT2 class’ inaugural 2020 season.