Audi has only in the near past unveiled its newest buyer racing automotive, the Audi R8 LMS GT2, and it seems improbable. In actual fact, it’s one of many coolest wanting race automobiles Audi’s ever made and it’s even higher wanting than the present, extra excessive R8 LMS GT3 automotive. On this new video from Carfection, we get an up shut take a look at the Audi R8 LMS GT2, each inside and outside.
The R8 LMS GT2 has been developed for the GT2 class of endurance racing which hasn’t but begun. GT2 racing will begin in 2020 and some producers have already introduced their participation. Audi in fact being one in every of them.
What’s odd concerning the GT2 class of racing is that it’s numerically out of order, as Carfection’s Henry Catchpole says. That’s as a result of GT3 racing is essentially the most excessive class, whereas GT4 is the extra “Gentleman’s Racer” class, because it presents extra energy however much less aero, making it extra accessible to newbie racers. Nonetheless, GT2 will now sit between them, being extra excessive than GT4 however not as a lot as GT3. So it’s numerically a bit odd.
The Audi R8 LMS GT2 is clearly going to compete in GT2 racing and it’s really based mostly off of the Audi R8 Spyder chassis. That’s been carried out to get the roofline decrease, so Audi Sport might match the roof-mounted air consumption. It nonetheless makes use of the R8’s 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 nevertheless it makes 640 hp and solely powers the rear wheels. Its aerodynamics will not be solely extremely useful however they give the impression of being superior as effectively. As Catchpole notes, the reverse swan-neck wing mounts are lovely items.
Additionally, the colour scheme is superior. The neon yellow accents within the entrance aero consumption, the rear wing and even on the tires themselves seems superior. Costs begin at 338,000 euros ($379,000-ish USD). Nonetheless, it’s a small value to have a correct racing automotive for you new GT2-class racing workforce.
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