/2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra

2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Audi R8 LMS ultra 1 at 2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Next year the successful Audi R8 LMS GT3 will be replaced with this, the R8 LMS Ultra, providing customers with a thoroughly upgraded car.

The Ultra will feature an updated transmission, new exhaust system equipped with race catalytic converters, optimised cooling system with a larger engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler, better weight distribution, tweaked chassis with Bilstein weight-reduced compression and rebound-adjustable gas dampers, optimised brake cooling at the front wheels, and revised aerodynamics for more downforce and better airflow.

As part of aerodynamic changes for 2012, the wider front hood has been optionally provided with louvres, subject to permission by the homologation rules for the various racing series. The new rear wing has been widened and now features larger end plates.

The 5.2-litre unit delivers a power output of up to 419 kW (570 HP), depending on restrictor regulations. It is still based on the production engine produced at Audi’s plant in Györ, Hungary. Mileages of up to 20,000 kilometres were certainly typical in customer operations before and continue to be easily achieved.

The new R8 Ultra race cars will be delivered to private teams from March 2012 for EUR 329,900.00 plus VAT.

Audi R8 LMS ultra 2 at 2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Our customer teams provided us with valuable suggestions and stated their wishes for the various fields in which the car is used,” says Werner Frowein, Managing Director of quattro GmbH. “We have close ties to our customers and analysed their suggestions and wishes worldwide, and subjected the R8 LMS to further development in many details. In the R8 LMS ultra we consistently implemented all the performance measures which ensure that we’ll be able to continue to offer an intercontinentally competitive and attractive race car in the future.”

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