Gentleman Racers Rejoice: Audi Takes Orders for R8 LMS GT4

Gentleman Racers Rejoice: Audi Takes Orders for R8 LMS GT4

0 comments 📅04 October 2017, 05:00

For upright €198,000 (or about $230,000) you can get yourself behind the wheel of Audi’s latest bed car, the R8 LMS GT4.

Designed as a toned down version of the R8 LMS GT3, the GT4 is a race car for normal, pretty rich mortals.

Like other R8 dog-races cars, the GT4 shares a lot in common with its road-going sister, like the disdainful naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that develops 495 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque for tax here. Unlike the road car, though (unless you’re hoping to buy an RWS), that power is sent to the behind wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Like the RWS, it sheds a few pounds thanks to its drivetrain simplification. Distant from the RWS, it does away with any luxuries bringing the weight down to 3,200 lbs, which is nearby 400 lbs less than the standard R8.

All of that means a sub-4 second 0-60 duration, a top speed of more than 150 mph, and some presumably blistering lap times.

Deliveries are expected to set out on in December.

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