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Audi R8 GT4 Set for Unveil at NY Auto Show

Audi R8 GT4 set for NY Auto Show reveal…

Photo: Audi

Photo: Audi

Audi’s new GT4 challenger is set to be unveiled tomorrow at the New York International Auto Show.

The German manufacturer has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday, which is understood to formally reveal the Audi R8 GT4. Teaser shots of the car were released by Audi on social media late Monday.

The R8 GT4, which is expected to make its race debut by the end of the year, will join the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR car in new customer racing offerings, alongside the established, and championship-winning Audi R8 LMS GT3.

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 Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Raphael

    April 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    an Audi R8 is the last car i expected to enter GT4. i was expecting audi to bring in either an RS5 or a TT-RS.

  2. Matt

    April 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    This is really stupid… Audi already offers the R8 as a racing car. Why not have some diversity and promote one of the other models such as the TT-RS?

  3. Chad

    April 10, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Any word on air into dpi? Thought that was a possibility for nyias.

  4. Jake

    April 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    If a manufacturer already has a model homologated in GT3, that same car should not be eligible in GT4….. whats next, a 488 GT4? Why not homologate their stillborn P1H car!

  5. Luna

    April 11, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Accepting the R8 in GT4 is a nonsense. Cost containment?

  6. bert

    April 11, 2017 at 9:16 am

    for everyone complaining about already offering a GT3… I sight Merc’s AMG GT, which will feature both GT3 and GT4 flavours. Anyone getting their wibblies out over ‘cost’ may I refer to the facts that; A, no price has been mentioned. B, How Much do you think that McLaren GT4 costs?

    • StueyB83

      April 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Or the Aston GT4…

      Customers can take their money anywhere they want – they dont need to spend big bucks if a Mustang or KTM does just as well…

  7. StueyB83

    April 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

    In all fairness there should be a cost ceiling of GT4 cars.

    I know how much other GT4 offers are – they are upwards of $250k – but ideally it should be a showcase for lower tier performance cars like the C63 coupe – and in Audi’s case a RS5 or similar…

    The supercars dont really seem to fit the budget formula.

  8. Tarek R

    April 11, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I’m a die hard Audi fan and yet and dont’t want to see a car like the R8 in GT4. The very same for the Mclaren and Mercedes-AMG.

  9. Jack

    April 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

    The GT4 formula is the only way to go with the current situation with road car electronics being too complicated for teams to overcome.
    Most GT4 cars are in the low 200’s and aside from crash damage are quite economical to run.

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