2020 Audi R8 LMS GT4 - Ideal Race Car For Amateur Drivers

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The GT4 race car, which is directly derived from the production model with about 60 percent carry-over parts and, like the road-going version, is being produced at Böllinger Höfe at the Neckarsulm location is exclusively intended for privateer drivers. Since 2018, the previous model has clinched as many as 17 titles worldwide in racing, and now the freshly refined version has arrived. With visual cues taken directly from the production model, the new race car impresses with driving dynamics having been enhanced once again. The 5.2-liter V10 engine, delivering up to 364 kW (495 hp) as specified by the regulations, powers the race car via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Two innovations make it easier for drivers to battle for points and trophies even in challenging conditions. For the first time, the ABS braking and TC traction control systems can be precisely adjusted. The program characteristics allow for eight different settings, respectively, which the driver can individually select, depending on weather, track conditions and tire grip, etc. in racing. For this purpose, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 is equipped with the steering wheel of the GT2 racing version. The two rotary switches for ABS and TC are centrally located in the steering wheel, directly within the drivers’ view. This allows them to immediately respond to new challenges and to configure their personal setup of both systems while keeping their eyes focused on the race track. As most GT4 racing series prescribe driver changes, individual preferences can be easily and accurately selected before and after the pit stop. With these enhanced setup options, the drivers of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 are now even more competitive. Currently, there are 27 fielding opportunities in America, Asia, Australia, Europe and South Africa. Most of them exist in full-season championships, but also in stand-alone events such as the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and in Dubai. The Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup in Europe and the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup with rounds in Asia and Australia offer entrants the opportunity to compete against each other in identical cars. In the remainder of the events, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 is pitted against the competition of up to eleven models from other manufacturers. Fields of 40 entrants and more are not uncommon in GT4 racing.

2020 Audi R8 LMS GT4 Technical Data:

Vehicle type: Sports car according to GT4 regulations (SRO)
Chassis: Audi Space Frame (ASF) featuring an aluminum CFRP composite design with weld-in and bolted steel safety cell
Bodywork: Fiber composite materials and aluminum
Type: 90° V10 gasoline engine with combined multi-point and gasoline direct injection, 4 valves per cylinder, four double overhead camshafts, longitudinally mounted in front of the rear axle
Emission control system: Upstream oxygen sensor, metal catalytic converters
Engine management: 2 x Bosch MED 17 (master-slave concept)
Engine lubrication: Dry sump
Cubic capacity: 5,200 cc
Power output: Variable via restrictor up to 364 kW (495 hp) (depending on BOP (SRO Balance of Performance))
Torque: Over 550 Nm (depending on BOP (SRO Balance of Performance))
Type of drive: Rear-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability control
Clutch: Two electrohydraulically operated wet-type multi-plate clutches
Transmission: 7-speed double-clutch S tronic transmission with paddle shifters
Differential: Mechanical limited-slip differential
Drive shafts: Constant-velocity joint shafts
Steering: Electrohydraulic rack-and-pinion steering, height and length adjustable multi-functional steering wheel
Suspension: Double wishbones front and rear, 2-way gas pressure dampers, ride height, toe, camber and stabilizers adjustable
Brakes: Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, GT3 steel brake discs front and rear, GT3 brake calipers, ABS, longitudinally adjustable pedals like GT3
Wheels: 5-hole cast aluminum wheels, front: 11” x 18” offset 63; rear: 12” x 18” offset 56
Tires: Front: 305/645 R18; rear: 315/680 R18
Length/width/height: 4,496 mm/1,994 mm/1,240 mm
Wheelbase: 2,650 mm
Homologation weight: 1,460 kg
Fuel cell capacity: 110 l minimum (FT3 safety fuel cell)
Fire extinguishing system: Acc. to FIA Standard 8865-2015
Seat system: Audi Sport PS03 acc. to FIA Standard 8862-2009 with 6-point fastener like GT3
Refueling system: Refueling system for endurance racing, optional rapid refueling
Air conditioning: Air conditioning system
Electrical system: Production level, modified for racing purposes
Price: EUR 198,000 (plus VAT)
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