Audi Sport customer racing unveiled the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Oliver Hoffmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen together with the Duke of Richmond unveiled the new sports car, the Audi R8 LMS GT2. With an output of 470 kW (640 hp), it is the most powerful one in the 11-year history of the customer racing programme.
The race car has been created for a future racing category with the GT2 class coming 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.
“This sports car with its emotive high-performance V10 engine marks the top end of our customer racing programme,” said Hoffman. “The legendary event at Goodwood is the ideal venue for unveiling such a fascinating sports car.”
The most powerful version of the Audi R8 LMS, selling for a price of €338,000 (plus VAT), can now be ordered. In December, Audi Sport customer racing will start delivering the first race cars to customers. From the 2020 season on, they will be able to compete in the new GT2 class that will open up a new stage in racing to the world’s most beautiful super sports cars.