Audi’s customer racing program began in 2009 with the GT3 model Audi R8 LMS. In 2015, the sports car appeared in its second generation and an evolution stage has been on the market since the end of 2018. From the end of 2016, an entry-level touring car was available to order in the form of the Audi RS 3 LMS. In 2020, an optional upgrade kit was presented. The second generation of the touring car had its debut in 2021. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 entry-level sports car appeared in 2017 and received an evolution package at the end of 2019. Since 2019, the Audi R8 LMS GT2 has completed the broad-based model range of Audi Sport customer racing, whose products are among the youngest and therefore most advanced on the market.
The models’ market successes prove how close Audi Sport customer racing’s offering is to the teams’ needs. The Audi RS 3 LMS with up to 257 kW (350 hp) has been produced in a run of 180 units already in its first generation and has won more than 50 titles worldwide. In 2021, Audi has presented its successor. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is the ideal entry-level model for amateurs and young up-and-coming drivers who want to get to know GT racing in sprints or endurance races with an attractive, production-based coupe. For the 2020 season, Audi Sport presented a revised version of the sports car with up to 364 kW (495 hp) that can be tailored even better to individual wishes. The GT3 version of the Audi R8 LMS has been on the grid in an evolution stage since the 2019 season and ranks among the top cars in this category worldwide. The race car with up to 430 kW (585 hp) has a balanced overall technical package and is even more drivable than before. The Audi R8 LMS GT2, also presented in 2019, is the most powerful model with 470 kW (640 hp). It is aimed specifically at gentleman drivers and sports car enthusiasts who can enjoy its fascination at club races and track days.
The brand’s model range is attractive and established in the market around the globe. Beyond the competitive products, Audi Sport customer racing’s service has long been crucial for many teams. Five contractual partners – two in Asia, one in Australia, one in the USA and one in Canada – cover the regional supply of teams around the world, while Audi Sport customer racing, based in Neuburg an der Donau, looks after the European markets. In addition, customer racing advisors are on site to support the teams at all major competitions.