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Audi creates customer race car for new class

With 640-hp, the Audi R8 LMS GT2 is most powerful Audi customer car ever

Published: July 7, 2019, 10:30 PM
Updated: July 13, 2019, 3:51 AM

Audi R8 LMS GT2

Audi has unveiled its latest race car, the R8 LMS GT2, in front of a large enthusiastic crowd at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Audi R8 LMS GT2

“This sports car with its emotive high-performance V-10 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,” said Oliver Hoffmann.

With its 640-hp output, the fourth (in 11 years) Audi Sport customer racing car is the most powerful the company has ever offered. The car will be eligible for a new racing category, GT2, to come into effect in Europe and North America in 2020, slotting in between GT3 and the lesser powered GT4 classes (which features quite a gap in lap times between the two).

Audi R8 LMS GT2

The car, priced at €338,000 (just shy of $500,000 Canadian) is expected to do duty in professional road racing, track days and events/programs at race resorts, which are gaining in popularity for getaways.

The car is available for order now, with deliveries expected to begin in December 2019.