Audi R8 LMS GT2 unveiled at Goodwood
Audi Sport customer racing has unveiled a track-only version of the R8 Coupe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. Designed to work with the 2020 GT2 racing regulations, the GT2 is priced at a cool AED1.3 million.
The R8 LMS GT2 features a range of aerodynamic upgrades, a revised chassis and a tuned version of the standard car’s V10 engine.
It’s based on the same platform as the production R8 Spyder, albeit strengthened with a steel roll cage. Elsewhere, the R8 GT2 gets lightened wishbones, redesigned suspension geometry, reconfigured anti-lock brakes and a new traction control system.
Like all GT racers, the R8 GT2 features an aggressive aero package comprising a huge front splitter, dive planes, CFRP underbody panels and a rear diffuser. Its exhaust has been routed through the rear bumper to reduce drag, while its rump supports an enormous rear wing. The aim of GT2 cars are to produce less outright downforce than GT3 cars, so that they are less demanding to drive for amateur racing drivers.