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50th Audi R8 LMS GT4 Car Produced

Audi produces 50th R8 LMS GT4 car on same production line as road car…

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Audi Sport customer racing has reached another significant milestone, having produced the 50th Audi R8 LMS GT4 car amid increased demand for the new-for-2018 model.

The German manufacturer, which began delivering the cars to customers late last year, has utilized its R8 production-car assembly line in Heilbronn for the build of its GT4 contender.

Currently, one Audi GT4 car is driven out of the assembly line each day, having gone through each of the same 15 cycles as the production car.

“We take pride in this achievement of being able to build the race car in such close combination with the production model,” said Wolfgang Schanz, Head of Production Audi Sport GmbH.

“This yields maximum synergies for the entire Audi Sport brand.”

The Audi GT4 car shares 60 percent of components with its road-going counterpart.

“Our customers directly benefit from these advantages,” said Head of Audi sport customer racing Chris Reinke. “We offer the ready-to-race model at a price below 200,000 euros.

“In return, the teams receive a new race car in premium quality, as the one-two class win of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 by customer team Phoenix Racing in the 24-hour race in Dubai in January proved.”

In addition to competing in eligible championships in North America, Europe and Asia, the Audi GT4 car has been added to the Audi R8 LMS Cup this year, while also being the exclusive vehicle for the new Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup in Germany.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. JERACERX

    March 16, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I still stand by the fact that they should’ve used the TT instead of enteritis a damn supercar for what was an entry level series. I know McLaren did it first, but that’s because that was their entry level car.

    • Slicks in the wet

      March 16, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Basically, I agree, $100k+ base model cars dont belong here. It should be more realistic to everyday performance cars that people could buy—$35-65k vehicles.

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