Audi built racing R8 for non-existent seriesJuly 5, 2019
Sport coupe will compete in a class that will appear in Europe by 2020
The German automaker showed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed the fastest client car for the track. The power of the car can compete with the Lamborghini Huracan Evo supercar – the performance of the 5.2-liter V10 reaches 640 horsepower, like that of an Italian competitor
For the entire eleven-year history of the creation of client cars for racing Audi has never been able to create such a powerful car. Under the hood, the coupe is equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, the same as in the road version of the model. But the “civilian” R8 boasts a maximum power of 612 horsepower, while its track “brother” gained an increase of almost 30 horsepower.
In addition to the forced motor, the novelty turned out to be significantly lighter than the road version, since the manufacturer tried to replace almost everything that can be done with carbon-plastic parts. Sport coupe weighs 1,350 kilograms, which is 100 kilograms less than that of a similar car for daily use. The ratio of weight and power, too, turned out quite impressive – 2.1 kilograms per horsepower.
The German manufacturer has already opened a new order. You can become the owner of the track Audi R8 LMS GT2 for 338,000 euros excluding VAT. Deliveries of the first cars are scheduled for December of this year, and with the start of the next season, 2020, the new owners will be able to take part in the GT2 class.
The closest competitor of the novelty, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, fully coincides in power with the R8 LMS GT2, and is almost 100 kilograms behind the weight – the Italian supercar was lightened to 1,422 kilograms. But at a cost, Hurakan definitely wins.
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