Background information, facts and figures pertaining to the Audi R8 LMS GT4 at a glance.
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... the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 is ten millimeters longer than its predecessor? The new bumpers at the front and rear including the profile of the front splitter increase the car’s overall length to 4,496 millimeters.
... up to 850 degrees centigrade are measured at the brake discs under full load?
... the S tronic dual clutch transmission for racing has to have a specific functional feature? Power transmission must be interrupted so that track marshals can push a stopped car out of the way. At the same time, a stopped car must be prevented from rolling downhill, which requires a locking system. A toggle in the cockpit enables both of these functions, but in the latter case is reversed: essentially, power transmission remains open but can manually be locked.
... the air jack system installed in the race car operates with a service pressure of 40 bar? Within two tenths of a second, it lifts the race car weighing 1,460 kilograms so that the mechanics can change the wheels.
... the oil pump of the engine pumps 180 liters per minute at maximum engine speed? In doing so, it draws 120 liters of air from the housing and 60 liters of oil. Consequently, with the dry sump tank having a capacity of eight liters, the oil flows through the reservoir back into the engine within just 7.5 seconds.
... the water pump of the engine circulates 240 liters of coolant at maximum engine speed? At that rate, it could siphon off the 96 cubic meters of water contained in a swimming pool with a length of twelve meters, width of four meters and a two-meter water level in six hours and 40 minutes.
... the use of natural fibers such as hemp and flax is prescribed for newly designed composite components in GT4 racing? The front splitter and the flicks of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 now contain such materials.