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Audi unleashes snarling R8 LMS GT2 customer race car at Goodwood

Audi unleashes snarling R8 LMS...
Based on the Audi R8 Spyder, the LMS GT2 is a race-ready monster
Based on the Audi R8 Spyder, the LMS GT2 is a race-ready monster
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Naturally aspirated 640-horsepower V10 engine
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Naturally aspirated 640-horsepower V10 engine
Savage splitters at the front
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Savage splitters at the front
Huge rear wing for downforce and grip
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Huge rear wing for downforce and grip
Large diffusers round out the underbody aeros
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Large diffusers round out the underbody aeros
The interior: not your average street car
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The interior: not your average street car
Based on the Audi R8 Spyder, the LMS GT2 is a race-ready monster
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Based on the Audi R8 Spyder, the LMS GT2 is a race-ready monster
Ready to race
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Ready to race
Audi's most powerful customer race machine ever
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Audi's most powerful customer race machine ever
There's no GT2 championship ... yet
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There's no GT2 championship ... yet
The first buyers will have to restrict themselves to track days until a championship becomes available for these things
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The first buyers will have to restrict themselves to track days until a championship becomes available for these things
Audi's 640-horsepower, fully kitted customer race car
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Audi's 640-horsepower, fully kitted customer race car
Audi unveils the R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood
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Audi unveils the R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood
The Audi R8 LSM GT2 has a good crack at the Goodwood hillclimb
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The Audi R8 LSM GT2 has a good crack at the Goodwood hillclimb

There's no such thing as a GT2 championship, but Audi doesn't think that situation will last, and it's bringing out its most extreme customer race car yet in anticipation. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready V10 beast making 640 hp and over 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.

Audi presented the R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood on the weekend. Based on the R8 Spyder, this V10 beast has been kitted out with extreme aerodynamics, including a savage front splitter, large rear diffusers and a huge rear wing for downforce duties.

Open the doors, and you're confronted with a cabin that's simply all business. Roll cage, full harness, removable steering wheel, crash nets, carbon everywhere and absolutely no consideration for the road.

The interior: not your average street car
The interior: not your average street car

While there's currently no GT2 championship to race it in, Audi's selling them as track day machines, and the company expects a class will open up for it next year. First deliveries are scheduled before the end of this year, so in time for said category – provided you can pony up the €338,000 (US$380,000) asking price.

Check out a short video below, or better still, scroll a little further to watch and listen as the GT2 snarls its way up the hill at Goodwood.

Source: Audi

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