Audi R8 LMS GT2 Premieres at Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Audi R8 LMS GT2 received its premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the weekend (7th July 2019).
The exciting new model was revealed by Oliver Hoffmann - CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke – Head of Audi Sport customer racing and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, alongside the Duke of Richmond – the organiser of the festival.
This is the fourth model from Audi Sport and was unveiled in front of a large audience of interested motoring fans and experts. The model boasts an output of 470kW (640hp), which is the most powerful one in the eleven-year history of their customer racing programme.
Oliver Hoffmann explained “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. This is set to come to life in Europe and North America in 2020. It will fill a gap between the existing GT3 and GT4 categories and feature cars with high longitudinal dynamics. 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.
Audi Racing has already been successful worldwide in the TCR, GT3 and GT4 classes and is hoping for success in this new sector in the future.
The most powerful version of the Audi R8 LMS is now available to order for €338,000 and will start to be delivered to customers in December. From the 2020 season onwards, customers will be able to compete in the new GT2 class.
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