Ashley Freiberg and Gosia Rdest will team up to take on the Grand Sport class in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge starting with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
audi has revealed a new lightweight variant of its r8 v10 supercar, with the traditional quattro all-wheel-drive system turfed in favour of a new rear-wheel-drive setup that takes its inspiration from audi sport’s r8 lms race car. the...Show More Summary
Based off the R8 Coupe, the car will be eligible to compete in motorsports’ GT4 category worldwide… Viju Mathew
A special racing derivative of the phenomenal Audi R8 V10 Coupe, wrapped in track aero, tuned to produce 495 horsepower, and kitted out with a roll cage, and all the requisite safety gear for amateurs to race in the GT4 class.
You'll probably never get to drive one, but you can always dream.
Then again, I'm a sucker for a good set of canards.
Audi made a bunch of wise marketing decisions in recent years, one of them being the R8, essentially a Lamborghini with different body work and a more affordable sticker. But, while the road-going R8 is somewhat successful, its race-spec counterpart has already achieved iconic status with several wins in just about every racing series out there. Show More Summary
Introduced for the 2017 model year, the second-generation R8 has been in dealerships for almost a year now, while race-spec LMS version is already tackling its second motorsport season as of 2017. And, while the road car is struggling to fit in a tough niche, the race car had its most successful season in 2016, when it scored 24 titles and 85 wins. Show More Summary
It will compete against entries from Porsche and Mercedes. Continue reading Audi R8 LMS GT4 debuts in New York, a ready-made race car Audi R8 LMS GT4 debuts in New York, a ready-made race car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
It seems fairly routine now, but the Audi R8 came as a shock when it launched back in 2006. It was so far removed from the boxy sedans we were used to, the fact it drove beautifully was almost irrelevant. Since then, the R8 V10 has acted...Show More Summary
Audi has revealed a second R8-based race car for it's customer racers, the R8 LMS GT4. Built to worldwide GT4 spec like the Ford Mustang GT4, Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, and McLaren 570 GT4, among others, this racer is a step down from the R8 LMS GT3 (shown below) that competes in higher levels of competition at the likes of the Rolex 24 at Daytona...
First there was the Audi R8 Le Mans prototype. It was one of the most successful cars of its kind, and it was good. Then came the road-going R8 sports car, which was also good. Then the R8 sports car went racing in its own right, cementing Audi’s quest to dominate everything with something called an “R8.” Read more...
Australia’s Mount Panorama Circuit is one of the greatest tracks in the world. Watch this howling Audi R8 LMS take it on and you’ll understand why. Read more...
FIA GT World Cup Audi R8 LMS racer Laurens Vanthoor clipped the inside curb at Macau’s Mandarin Bend at 155 mph, sending him out of control into the wall on the other side of the track, per Motorsport.com. Vanthoor’s Audi flipped over and started sliding on its roof, immediately triggering a red flag to stop the race. Read more...
Audi is offering a fresh racing car for apex-oriented customers with the new track-ready RS3 LMS, transforming the updated four-door sedan into a bona fide competition vehicle. The RS3 LMS joins the Audi R8 LMS in the automaker’s lineup of out-of-the-box grid stars. Show More Summary
Audi R8 V10 Plus at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. The street version of the Audi R8 drives a lot like its track relative, the R8 LMS… Shaun Tolson
There’s nothing like the sense of speed you get from a roof-mounted camera. Because it’s dumb and bad to try car surfing on a race car, we’ve got video from on top of an Audi R8 LMS flying down Road America that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Turn up the volume, and let’s enjoy a good V10 howl. Read more...
Audi is gearing up for this year's Nürburgring 24 Hours by celebrating its 2015 victory and the close relationship between its R8 race cars and R8 production sports cars. The R8 LMS GT3 debuted to rule the day (and night) at Nürburgring last year, besting BMW by 40 seconds after the race saw 35 lead changes. Show More Summary
When it comes to endurance racing, Audi has been pretty successful. In the past 15 years, the brand has claimed 13 overall wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours, and since the Audi R8 LMS made its debut back in 2009, the brand has managed to collect more than 300 wins across the globe. Show More Summary