If you have ever dreamed about owning a GT3 race car or perhaps an R8 which looks absolutely bonkers, fret no longer. Audi has started taking orders for their R8 LMS GT3 race cars and production will begin on the 21st of September. Guess what? Customers will be able to get their cars by the end of the year!
Audi’s new GT3 race car already proved its prowess in May on clinching overall victory in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring and two further podium places in the Spa 24 Hours in July. “Due to races like these Audi Sport customer racing has developed the Audi R8 LMS in toughest conditions to the level of readiness for customer use. Concurrently, our engineers successfully completed all tests and trials and determined the final specification,” says Heinz Hollerweger, Managing Director of quattro GmbH. At the Audi site Böllinger Höfe near the Neckarsulm location, the chassis of the production model and the race cars are manufactured at the same facilities. Audi has implemented an extensive concept for carryover parts for this purpose. About half of the parts for the road-going high-performance sports car and the race car are identical.
Effective immediately, customers can order the race car, which can deliver up to 585 hp depending on the regulations, at the price of 359,000 euros (plus VAT) which roughly translate to RM1.7million.
In addition, Audi Sport customer racing offers the car including a starter and parts package for the total price of 398,000 euros (plus VAT) which is around RM1.95million.