During the past Geneva held in march, came the second generation of the Audi R8. But the German sports did not come alone, as it also was presented to its namesake of competition: the Audi R8 LMS 2016. From now on, customers who are interested will be able to reserve this vehicle will be able to compete in the category GT3.
despite being new, already has experience in the category, as it did with the victory in the 24 hours at the Nürburgring and also took to the podium at the 24 Hours of Spa. However, you will not receive anything cheap to get behind the wheel of the new R8 LMS. The price of the version ‘normal’ part of the 359.000 euros without taxes. If you want to include a package with a special preparation you will have to shell out 398.000 euros.
it is Not surprising that its price is so high, as Audi has scheduled to make only 45 units of this R8 LMS, which will be able to compete in the sport season of the year 2016. Therefore, time your roll will be more limited than that of its predecessor, which sold 135 units between the years 2009 and 2014. As a curiosity, this vehicle will be the first that comply with the regulations GT3 that will be in effect from 2016 until 2018.
The production of the Audi R8 LMS 2016 was launched on the 21st of September, on the premises of Audi in Böllinger Höfe, near, based in neckarsulm. Manufactured in this plant both the chassis of the production model as the race cars, also shares about half of its parts with the Audi R8 series. deliveries began yesterday same, and shall extend until the end of march 2016.
The new R8 LMS uses the mechanical V10 of 5.2 liters that has been prepared to produce 585 horses of power. The engine is combined with a gearbox six-speed automatic transmission of new generation. The changes also affect the suspension and aerodynamics; in addition, this sport has lost weight and is only 1.225 kg.
Source – Audi
From 139.800 euro