Audi Forum Neckarsulm has long established itself as the sole destination for the world’s most unique Audi models, which is natural since the facility is kind of like the car maker’s “center of excellence.” One of the latest and uniquest models to grace the Forum with its presence is this Audi R8 LMS Art Car.
They actually call it the Audi R8 LMS Distributor Rutronik Art Car which is an homage to Audi’s partner for electronic components in the FIA GT3 series. Designed by Karlsruhe-based artist Rudi Fielitz, the artistic livery on the race car features the name and logo of all the company’s affiliates and also advertises their support for Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V. which is an institution for children with heart disease.
These photos also offer a good look at the visual details of the latest Audi R8 Le Mans customer race car. Rest assured, this aero kit is going to spawn many copy cats for the road-going version of the vehicle.
2016 Audi R8 LMS Specs:
GT3 sports car
Audi Space Frame (ASF) in aluminium-CFRP hybrid construction with stressed steel roll-cage
Bodywork parts from CFRP and aluminium
Engine Capacity 5,200 ccm
Power up to 430 kW (585 hp)
Troque over 550 Nm
Transmission 6-speed sequential
Dimensions 4,583/1,997/1,171 mm
Weight 1,225 kg
fuel tank capacity 120 l