The powerful Audi R8 LMS GT2 has been unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is the most powerful car produced in the eleven-year history of customer racing programme, with an output of 470kW (640PS).
Oliver Hoffman, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, said: “This sports car with its emotive high-performance V10 engine marks the top end of our customer racing programme. The legendary event at Goodwood is the ideal venue for unveiling such a fantastic sports car”.
The race car has been created for a future racing category. The GT2 class will come 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.
The most powerful version of the Audi R8 LMS will cost 338,000 euros (plus VAT). In December 2019, 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 powerful super sport cars.