The GT2 concept stands for a unique balance of fascination and lap times that is specifically tailored to suit the needs of gentlemen drivers. As a result, another business segment is opening up for Audi Sport in international GT racing with new opportunities and target groups.
With 470 kW (640 hp), the Audi R8 LMS GT2 is by far the most powerful sports car in the history of the customer racing program.
- A specific power output of 123 horsepower/per liter of displacement for the near-production-level 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine
- Meets the highest safety standards
- Desirable collector’s model for gentleman drivers from around the world
It’s not only more powerful than the road-legal variant, but it also weighs significantly fewer thanks to the stripped-out interior and the extensive use of carbon fiber. As a consequence, the R8 LMS GT2 has a dry weight of just 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds). That makes it about 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the aforementioned GT4-spec variant model. The extra power and diet have enabled an impressive weight-to-power ratio of 2.1 kg/hp.
Audi Sport has lived up to its recent promise about introducing a new flavor of its flagship sports car by launching the new LMS GT2. Restricted to the circuit, the R8 LMS GT2 joins the company’s lineup of race cars such as the R8 LMS GT3 and R8 LMS GT4, but also the RS3 LMS. Based on the facelifted version of the road-going supercar, the track beast adopts a mighty aggressive body highlighted by the massive wing and the roof scoop.