Amazing R8 victory marked a great year for Audi Sport

One year ago the Audi R8 LMS won the 24 Hours Nürburgring on its debut. 

The GT3 car’s victory marked the start of a successful year of motor racing for Audi Sport.

The brand now celebrates the R8 LMS with the ‘Selection 24h’ special edition, a homage to its tally of 323 wins in national and international race assignments since 2009.

The ‘Selection 24h’ will have a limited production run of just 24 and is based on the Audi R8 Coupé V10 +.

Its 5.2-litre V10 mid-engine develops 610 bhp and accelerates the top model of the Audi R8 car line from 0 to 100 kph in a mere 3.2 seconds before advancing to a top speed of 330 kph.

That makes the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus both the fastest and most powerful Audi of all time.

A newly developed quattro drive distributes its power fully variably between both sets of wheels.

The suspension, the aerodynamics (configured to handle high downforces) and the operating concept featuring the Audi virtual cockpit are all motorsport-inspired.

That is because Audi developed the second generation of the R8 in parallel with the GT3 racing model R8 LMS. Close cooperation between race car engineers, motorsport specialists and developers has brought both models a significant boost in performance.

Inside, the limited-edition model offers full-leather upholstery and trim in the colour rotor gray, with Alcantara headlining.

The air vents and the extended inlays for the surround of the Audi virtual cockpit are made of gloss-finish CFRP.

The latter also bear the matte-finish ‘R8 24h’ logo.The illuminated door sill trims are also made of gloss-finish carbon.

They display the serial numbers 1 to 24 for each of the limited-edition cars. As an exclusive feature of the limited edition, the entry lights on the doors project the Audi R8 logo onto the road surface.

Oh, and it will cost in the region of €300,000.


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