Audi R8 LMS 2016: Now also private!


The Audi R8 LMS 2016 proved to be competitive from the minute 1 track. However, it debuted with a victory in the 24 hours of Nürburgring and achieved a double podium at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The best business card possible for the new vehicle of the category GT3 of Ingolstadt. With the official vehicles to be successful on the circuits, it is time to begin the intrinsic part in the development of any racing car, the sale of units to private computers. The first courses will receive their vehicles before the end of 2015.

The new Audi R8 LMS to comply with the new regulations GT3 FIA which will enter into force from 2016, although there is also a variant aimed at the category of GTD in the IMSA, slightly heavier, shorter, and with a fuel tank of 20 liters smaller. Have a price of 359.000 € – tax not included, although in the case of the variant GT3 there is also a variant with a special pack of the factory. This version has a special preparation of Audi and its price will increase to 39,000 euros.

The letter of presentation of the Audi R8 LMS passes by a V10 engine of 5.2 liters that makes 585 HP for a total weight of 1,250 kg, in addition to filing a torque of 500 Nm. The thruster is a direct evolution of the previous R8 LMS GT3. More changes presents the new sequential six-speed transmission that sends power to the rear axle, and the chassis. In fact, the engineers of Audi have managed to increase the torsional stiffness by 39%, while also have evolved aerodynamics, all within the regulations GT3 FIA.


At a competitive level, the challenge of the new Audi R8 LMS is
. His predecessor has reaped successes all over the world and throughout
of the five years he has been at the circuits (2009-2014) has joined
victories in the circuits the most emblematic of the world, adding a total
of 26 titles in various categories
. The numbers speak for themselves
already manufactured a total of 135 units from the previous R8 LMS for
the markets of Australia, Asia, Europe and America. The goal is to exceed these figures.

The first units of the Audi R8
LMS 2016 begin to be delivered today, October 28, and according to the
data of the mark, will be a total of 45 units which are supplied to
private computers
before the end of 2015 for the next
season, a remarkable number, and the result of the good results obtained
in their first appearances. The new R8 LMS is produced in the factory
Audi Sport in Böllinger Höfe
, the same place where they make the rest
Audi R8. Its production began on the 21st of September.