The streets of New York are bustling more than ever this week as car aficionados are flocking to the Javits Center in droves to celebrate the annual New York International Auto Show. With the latest innovations on display, this exhibition is the epitome of luxury autos. Yesterday, Audi unveiled its all-new Audi R8 LMS GT4, a racecar that will become the newest addition to the Audi Sport customer racing program.
“Thirteen racing series in which GT4 models can compete worldwide already exist today worldwide,” says Stephan Winkelmann, managing director of Audi Sport GmbH, in a press release. “Audi Sport GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers offering cars in the GT3 and TCR customer sport categories. Now we’re targeting the GT4 class at exactly the right time. These fast-growing business segments and the DNA shared by our racecars and production vehicles underscore our ambition to become a true global player in the high-performance league.”
The Audi R8 LMS GT4 comes equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine. The engine is so powerful that it is said to produce nearly 500 horsepower. The super racecar was crafted for production-based racing, and shares more than 60 percent of similar components with the Audi R8 Coupe that is produced for the road.
The Audi R8 LMS GT4 will make its grand debut on the racetrack at this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours. This race, which is said to be one of the most enduring road tests, will take place May 25 to 28 in Germany.
To learn more about the all-new Audi R8 LMS GT4, please visit www.audi.com.