ONEIGHTURBO With the first practice session kicking off early this morning, Audi dropped the lead foot from the word go. Warren Luff hit a 2:08.647 in the no2 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS. Just under a second back was Dominik Farnbacher in the no17 Ferrari 458 GT3 with a 2:09.279. Cam McConville pulled the Consolidated Chemicals [...]Show More Summary
ONEIGHTURBO Last years Bathurst 12 Hour was Audi’s maiden race of the 2011 season. With seven championship titles across Europe in the past 24 months, Audi was very confident in the Audi R8 LMS as they should have been. With a 1-2 in qualifying, Team Joest went on to finish the same and winning the 2011 [...]Show More Summary
The Audi R8 is no stranger to racing, having debuted in GT3 and endurance-racing competition back in 2009. The R8 LMS produces in excess of 500 horsepower from its V-10 engine, which sends power to the rear wheels only. While the cars have raced in Europe, they haven’t raced in the U.S.-based Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars Series, which runs the...
Eight-and-a-half hours into the Dubai 24 Hours endurance race, United Autosports mechanics had a question about their Audi R8 GT3 LMS racecar. Lucky for them, a very well-connected Audi engineer was reading. More »
Renowned Alabama-based VW/Audi/Porsche tuner APR will run this year's 24 Hours of Daytona with a brutal-looking Audi R8 LMS, done in a particularly glowering version of their traditional black and white and red all over. More »
ONEIGHTURBO Audi will be permanently present in the world’s largest sales market in motorsport as well. Starting in 2012, the Audi R8 LMS Cup as an exclusive one-make racing series will underscore the company’s leading position in the premium segment in China. Audi Sport customer racing China will be responsible for the operational activities. In 2012, [...]Show More Summary
It seems there’s no limit to what Audi’s R8 LMS race cars can do. Since its launch in 2009, the stunning race car has seen 115 victories and 12 national or international titles in the hands of Audi’s customers. More recently the race car, in Grand-Am trim, has been preparing for the Daytona 24 Hours endurance race and Grand-Am...
Audi of America recently took delivery of a U.S.-customer-spec R8 LMS Ultra meant for testing next month, and the gents at Quattroworld were able to get a picture of it. Being lighter, safer, and better balanced, the V10-powered racer...Show More Summary
APR Motorsport has already committed to racing the Audi R8 LMS in the 2012 Rolex Grand Am series. But this is the first actual photo of the Grand Am prepped car, on track at today's test session at Daytona. More »
In 2012, the Audi R8 LMS ultra will succeed the successful R8 LMS GT3 sports car with which R8 LMS customers have won 115 races and 12 national and international titles in the space of just three years. Quattro GmbH focused on several central areas. New doors made of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) in [...]
Posted on 11.24.2011 12:00 by Kirby Filed under: Audi | USA | racing prototype | Audi R8 | Grand-Am Series | Cars | Car Reviews | Audi A few months ago, Audi announced that the R8 LMS race car was officially coming to America for its inaugural race at Daytona. Show More Summary
While most of the industry is busy with new debuts in Los Angeles, things aren't slowing down one bit on the racing side of the business. In the past couple of days alone, Chevrolet has debuted a new Corvette Daytona Prototype, Dacia...Show More Summary
Audi Announces R8 LMS Ultra - designed with the help of its customers Audi replaces the GT3
Posted on 11.17.2011 20:00 by Simona Filed under: Audi | coupe | racing prototype | Audi R8 | Cars | Car Reviews | Audi The Audi R8 LMS GT3 was launched back in 2009 and since then, has gathered up a number of accomplishments, including 115 victories and 12 national or international titles. Show More Summary
Audi’s R8 LMS GT3 is no stranger to motorsport competition around the globe. Since the car’s launch in 2009, it’s seen 115 victories and 12 national or international titles in the hands of Audi’s customers. No platform can remain competitive for long in racing, so Audi has announced a new competition R8 for the 2012 season...
ONEIGHTURBO Gallery after the jump! Coming off a strong showing at Zhuhai in the GTC class, Audi has just unveiled the new R8 LMS ultra for the 2012 racing season. How do you improve on a racecar with such a short, successful career? You focus on the technical aspects. A new exhaust system helps the 570hp [...] 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra unveiled
ONEIGHTURBO It was a strong showing for the Audi R8 LMS in its debut race in the ILMC series. Darrel O’Young brought the no98 Audi Sport C Racing R8 LMS across the line to win the 6 Hours of Zhuhai. The win did not come easy with Team AMG Mercedes SLS GT3 leading the first two [...] Audi R8 LMS wins GTC class at ILMC Zhuhai
ONEIGHTURBO With the Mercedes SLS AMG GT having the upper hand in all three practice sessions, it was Edoardo Mortara nailing an incredible 1:34.777 in the no98 Audi Sport C Racing R8 LMS to take pole position in the GTC class. Mortara, who comes over from Audi DTM, was only 0.271 off the no55 BMW Motorsport [...] Edo Mortara, Audi R8 LMS secure ILMC Zhuhai GTC pole
ONEIGHTURBO The racing season is not over yet! This weekend we will see the final showdown between Audi and Peugeot. Just as the Audi R18 made its U.S. racing debut last month at Petit Le Mans, China will witness the R18 for the first time. Audi Sport is coming off some strong wins in the DTM [...] Audi R18 TDI and Audi R8 LMS head to ILMC Zhuhai this weekend
Audi has been racking up motorsports wins all over the world thanks to its R8 LMS track star. The GT3 racer has compiled over 100 victories in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Now it's time for the four-ringed race car to earn...Show More Summary