2018 Paris Motorshow: Audi R8 LMS GT3 Unveiled

Moderate modifications have been made to the R8 which according to Audi remain invisible to the naked eye

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The Audi R8 LMS is the fourth new model from Audi Sport in four years

Audi Sport customer racing has unveiled its fourth new model in just four years and it's the R8 LMS GT3. The car was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and has been tailored closely to the customer requirements regarding technology and operating costs. During the development project of the latest evolution, Audi Sport concentrated on providing customers with an even better technical base than before. Optimization of the aerodynamics and cooling give greater consistency under various dynamic driving conditions. Durability of the power transmission elements is another focal area.

Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing said, "In developing the evolution of the car, we've put even greater focus on our customers and their needs. The pre-design stage for the second evolution of our current model generation centered on many discussions with our teams."


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The Audi R8 LMS GT3 has been tailored closely to the customer requirements regarding technology and operating costs

For the teams, the evolution package of the Audi R8 LMS pays off both in terms of racing and economy: Moderate modifications of the overall concept and longer service intervals for the clutch and transmission represent sensible investments promising success in racing and optimally support amateurs. Whether the teams already own a second-generation Audi R8 LMS or buy a new model: the changes benefit everyone and are also suitable for retrofitting to existing race cars.


Following FIA homologation, the race cars will be battling internationally for points, victories and titles starting in January 2019.

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