In Geneva, presented a racing coupe Audi R8 2 LMS

In addition to the new Audi R8 2 and its electric version of the e-tron at the motor show in Geneva 2015 and the presentation of the racing modifications Audi R8 LMS of the new generation. Track supercar fully complies with the strict requirements of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), as well as the standard racing class GT3. And German experts have adapted the new Audi R8 LMS not only under current rules, but also took into account the changes in the technical regulations GT3, which will come into force only in 2016. The engine in the new Audi R8 II LMS was from the civilian version, but by cunning modifications and electronics engineers managed to increase its impact by 45 hp Now the power of the 5.2-liter V10 makes 585 hp. Transmission from a six-speed racing car, with the possibility of shift paddles. The works and to optimize the car’s weight. The curb weight of the coupe was 1225 kg, which is 25 kg lighter than its predecessor. Reduction achieved through the use of lightweight composite materials, as well as a unique method of painting the body. In Audi’s claim that the result of their work was the increase in body rigidity in torsion by 39%. Succeeded in optimizing the aerodynamics of the new Audi R8 2 LMS. Manufacturer Reports to increase downforce and optimized system, fresh air into the cabin. In addition, the racing coupe for the first time equipped with a special hatch to facilitate the evacuation of the pilot in case of an accident. Baptism of fire Audi R8 LMS at the track was held on 16-17 May 2015 marathon “24 hours Nürburgring”, which won a new supercar. But then the experts continue to set up the car and taking orders for it started in September. It is planned to build only 45 copies of a racing coupe, the value of each of which is at least 359,000 euros. Deliveries are scheduled for the end of 2015.

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