Say Hello To The 640bhp Audi R8 GT2

Audi Sport has added to its growing ‘GT line-up with a new £300k circuit racer
Say Hello To The 640bhp Audi R8 GT2

Audi Sport is going through something of a purple patch right now. Following in the wheel tracks of the R8 LMS GT3 and LMS GT4 is this: the barnstorming 5.2-litre, V10-powered GT2.

Based on the German company’s halo road-going sportscar, this track-focussed creation has been built to secure race wins and ultimately drivers’ and manufacturer’ titles in the newly established GT2 class.

Say Hello To The 640bhp Audi R8 GT2

It goes into service next year and going by the spec sheet should be a shoe-in for silverware; that naturally aspirated engine has been tweaked and fettled to churn out a healthy 640bhp.

A dry weight of just 1,350kg – 100kg less than the podgier GT4 – has been achieved by paring back the cockpit and relying on carbon fibre to construct key elements of that beautiful shape.

Engineers have left nothing to the imagination going by these first pictures. The body is awash with scoops and fins to aid cooling and improve stability through corners, and along straights.

The front is dominated by a huge central air duct that aids downforce by channelling air up through the bonnet and over the windscreen before meeting that huge, high-mounted rear wing, while dams on the side of the GT2 suck in air to keep the V10 at optimum temperature.

Say Hello To The 640bhp Audi R8 GT2

To ensure the car handles sweetly around the world’s most demanding circuits, there is a full race-spec suspension. Driver safety is also taken care of by way of a FIA-approved roll cage.

Order books for Audi’s new LMS GT2 will open before the end of the year, with prices kicking off at just over £300,000. It isn’t cheap but to race at the top level tends to require deep pockets.

Say Hello To The 640bhp Audi R8 GT2



I wonder if someone could theoretically buy one for pure personal use

07/05/2019 - 20:26 |
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For a second I thought this was a street legal car and then I saw the interior

07/05/2019 - 21:00 |
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Or should I say lack of interior

07/05/2019 - 21:01 |
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Gta livery?

07/05/2019 - 22:31 |
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you cant just put “race spec suspension” lol proper cop out statement that, of course its race spec…ITS A RACE CAR! if you put the cheapest eurocarparts suspension on it and raced it, it would be race spec. im assuming what you mean is that there is currently no information on what suspension it has fitted? ;)

07/05/2019 - 22:37 |
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New GT2 class? I though GTE/GTLM is just a renamed GT2

07/06/2019 - 04:14 |
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why does the image of the rear look so badly photoshoped

07/06/2019 - 05:13 |
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The front scoop is mad…I’ve seen slides at kids play centres smaller than that!

07/06/2019 - 08:16 |
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That has to be the worst looking R8 I’ve ever seen

07/06/2019 - 13:04 |
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it’s not the worst ever… But it certanly won’t win a beaty contest.

07/07/2019 - 08:30 |
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Freddie Skeates

I absolutely love how they’ve taken a spyder chassis and put a hard top on so they can lower the roof-line and keep top-mount air intake. That would be cool to put on a road car

07/06/2019 - 21:31 |
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