Audi has prepared for racing R8 supercar

April 29, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Audi has unveiled at the Geneva Motor sports coupe R8 modification of new generation, created in accordance with the requirements of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) to Class touring car racing GT3. The new GT3 technical regulations come into force from the season 2016, however, Audi has resulted in a new product line with the amended rules now.

Audi R8 LMS picture

Audi R8 LMS pics

So, unlike the previous generation R8 LMS, sports car equipped with a special hatch for the evacuation of the driver after the accident. A similar trapdoor is used, for example, in the German Touring Car Championship DTM. In addition, the German brand is seriously reworked aerodynamic elements, which improved downforce and increase air circulation in the cabin.

Audi R8 LMS pics

Audi R8 LMS image

The racing sports car of a new generation of lighter than its predecessor by 25 kilograms – a curb weight of 1225 kilograms. Weight reduction achieved through the use of composite materials and a particular way of painting the body. This torsional rigidity has increased for 39 percent.
Coupe R8 LMS will host the first of the new generation race May 16-17, when will the 24-hour marathon at the “Nürburgring”. Then, “Audi” continue setting machine. The first copies will go to client teams to the end of 2015.

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