The second technology R8 LMS was launched in 2015 and obtained its first ‘Evo’ package 4 years later, primarily aimed toward enhancing drivability for novice drivers in addition to a extra sturdy transmission system.
The discharge of the Ingolstadt marque’s revised mannequin, the Audi R8 LMS Evo II, comes as rival marque BMW plans to introduce an all-new M4 GT3 mannequin for subsequent season in time for the beginning of a brand new GT3 homologation cycle.
Audi buyer sport racing boss Chris Reinke defined: “The brand new evolution meets the wants of our clients much more. Nearly all of the improvements replicate the desires that the groups have expressed to us.”
5 areas of enchancment have been outlined for the revised R8 LMS, which is being provided to clients for 429,00zero euros excluding VAT – a value enhance from 398,00zero euros which Reinke stated was “reasonable in contrast with the competitors”.
These embrace a brand new rear wing to generate extra downforce, a brand new engine consumption system with improved torque traits, four-way adjustable dampers, an improved traction management system and air-con.
“The improvements enhance the driveability and so they enable drivers with no skilled background particularly to make higher use of the ability potential and torque curve for constant lap occasions,” stated Reinke.
Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II
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“Air-con makes it simpler to pay attention within the cockpit even over lengthy distances. The chassis encompasses a new shock absorber answer that makes it simpler for the groups to set the automobile up.
“And modified software program signifies that traction management can be utilized much more individually to go well with particular person wants and completely different tire traits.”
Audi has said the upgraded automobile will make its race debut earlier than the top of the 2021 season forward of its sale to clients for 2022. It may be obtained both as an entire automobile or as an improve that may be retrofitted to an current machine.
The present R8 LMS is presently energetic in a quite a few worldwide GT3 championships, together with the GT World Problem Europe collection, the DTM, the IMSA SportsCar Championship and SUPER GT.
For the reason that introduction of the 2019 Evo package, the R8 LMS has gained the Nurburgring 24 Hours (2019), Suzuka 10 Hours (2019) and the GT World Problem Europe Dash Cup drivers’ title (2020).