The new Audi R8 LMS GT2 marks the top end of Audi’s racing family, in terms of engine power and top speed with an output of 470 kW (640 hp).
For the first time in the eleven-year history of Audi Sport customer racing, a race car exists before the relevant championship begins: Audi Sport is presenting the Audi R8 LMS GT2 as early as in mid-2019 for a category that will only come to life in the 2020 season.
CEO of Audi Sport GmbH Oliver Hoffmann, said:
“This sports car with its emotive high-performance V10 engine marks the top end of our customer racing program. The legendary event at Goodwood is the ideal venue for unveiling such a fascinating sports car.”
The race car has been created for a future racing category. The GT2 class will come to life in Europe and North America in 2020. It will fill a gap between the existing GT3 and GT4 categories and specifically feature cars with high longitudinal dynamics. Consequently, this type of race car addresses gentleman drivers who have been the backbone of GT racing for decades.
The Audi R8 LMS GT2 is the ideal sports car for classic fielding in races, as well as being suitable for Track Days and events at Race Resorts, which enjoy increasing popularity among this group of customers worldwide. Audi Sport has presented the fourth model for customer racing in the Audi R8 LMS GT2. The brand has been successful worldwide in the TCR, GT3 and GT4 classes.