Audi R8 LMS set for American Debut at Daytona 50th


Audi R8 LMS set for American Debut at Daytona 50th

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Audi has targeted the American motorsport market – that has a fresh R8 LMS variation, set to make its 2012 debut at the 50th running of the Daytona 24 Hours, which should be interesting. Each car will get Audi Sport customer racing to provide technical customer support. Engineers are currently building an R8 LMS to conform to Grand-Am endurance series regulations, all set for the Daytona debut. The R8 LMS has already notched up over 100 victories in Europe, Asia, Australia along with South America, including at the Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia, the Spa along with Zolder 24 Hours in Belgium along with another GT3 victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Audi say: “For use inside the USA, quattro GmbH is usually modifying the GT3 race car of which more than 40 units have already been sold inside the areas of the chassis, Centeng, engine along with suspension. The chassis is usually stiffened by a roll cage with wall thicknesses being increased to two millimetres according to the regulations. A fresh front splitter, a modified rear diffuser along that has a standard Grand-Am rear wing change the aerodynamics of the sports car. The rated output of the engine has to be reduced to a lower level of about 331 to 346 kW (450 to 470 HP) by an air restrictor along with the engine electronics. At the same time, the capacity of the fuel tank, which can today be filled on both sides of the vehicle, is usually limited to 83.3 litres. inside the area of the wheels along with suspension three-part rims are used. The standard anti-lock system along with traction control of the R8 LMS are prohibited as driving aids inside the USA.” Romolo Liebchen, Head of customer racing at quattro GmbH added: “We’re convinced that will we’re creating a very attractive offer to our customers inside the USA that will will meet with great response. The anniversary event of the Daytona 24 Hours is usually a perfect occasion for the debut of the U.S. variation of the fresh Audi R8 LMS.”
More photographs along with information are available at www.audi-motorsport.info. Should be interesting to see how the German race ace goes down inside the States. Porsche’s GT3 R along with RSR have. Will the R8?


Audi R8 LMS set for American Debut at Daytona 50th

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