After two years with a total of 18 title wins worldwide, Audi Sport customer racing updated the Audi R8 LMS GT4. From the 2020 season onward, customers will benefit from enhanced dynamics and setup options allowing for greater customization. A new look rounds out the car’s appearance.
The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is a winner: Whether in North America, Europe or Asia, in competition with the race cars of up to 14 other manufacturers, the mid-engine coupe from Germany proved its fortes in the customer’s hand on many occasions in 2018 and 2019. Sprint race wins, championship successes in the United States, Canada, on all-European level and in France, plus endurance racing class wins in an 8-hour race, a 12-hour competition, two 24-hour rounds and a 25-hour race emphasize the capabilities of Audi Sport’s GT entry-level model. It is permitted to race in more than 25 competitions from America to Australia. Customers benefit from a worldwide network for service and support that Audi Sport has established with the help of its satellites in Asia, Australia and North America.
The body of the Audi R8 LMS GT4, which has been updated for the 2020 season, featuring new bumpers at the front and rear, a modified front splitter and revised side skirts seamlessly reflects the new look of the R8 family. In terms of technology, Audi relies on new dynamics: New eight-level settings for ABS and traction control allow for perfect fine-tuning in the chase for good lap times. As before, a 5.2-liter V10 engine transmits its power to the rear wheels via the S tronic seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
“The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is a firm pillar of our program both in terms of racing and business aspects,” says Chris Reinke. “By upgrading this product, we responded to customer wishes. Introducing just a few, albeit useful innovations, in this price-sensitive GT entry-level segment was a key factor. I’m sure that the updated race car will thrill the teams and continue the previous string of success.”
The price for a new Audi R8 LMS GT4 for the 2020 season remains unchanged at 198,000 euros (plus VAT). Existing customers may update their older models with an upgrade kit.