Audi is still running in front. As one of the first automakers to do so early in the season in 2015, the brand with the four rings has a race car that already meets the requirements of the new GT3 regulations to be introduced in 2016. The new Audi R8 LMS lighter and safer than ever. It has more technology race car, clearly better aerodynamics and thus offers customers an effective concept.
Back in the spring of 2014, Audi began testing the new R8 LMS following in big steps. The results of the first generation of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 reflects 26 Championship wins between 2009 and 2014, more than 23 titles in other classifications and seven overall wins in the 24-hour races. In 2015, customers from around the world are once again rely on the successful model Neckarsulm that the company has sold over 130 cars worldwide since 2009.
The first commitment of the running for the new R8 LMS race like 24 hours of Nürburgring (16/17 May 2015) and Spa (July 25/26, 2015) have already been planned. quattro GmbH, which develops and assembles car racing will begin taking customer orders in the second half of the year and expects to deliver the first models of the second generation by the end of 2015.
At the same time, the presentation of the next model, Audi is preparing for the future promising GT3 racing and plays a pioneering role in the process. The new Audi R8 LMS clearly exceeds the requirements of safety standards to be Presented in 2016. Good to a modified structure of the front end and an element of CFRP incident on the back side that is used for the first time the car race GT3 meets the requirements of crash test that apply to lighter Le Mans prototypes (LMP), such as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Audi PS Protection Seat 1, which will also be used in the R8 LMS in the future has been established seats of technology standards in the LMP class for years. It is connected to the frame for greater rigidity. The adjustable lever on quickly and the height of the column and adjustable safety longitudinal direction allow flexible adaptation to different drivers. Emergency opening in the roof as that used in touring car racing DTM is currently implemented in a race car GT3 for the first time as well. After an incident, allows the driver to lift the helmet so as to avoid forcing the spine – 2016 Audi R8 LMS Race Car Info and Photos