2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra – The Epic GT3 Replacement

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Audi has just released the first official photos of the new Audi R8 LMS Ultra, and the fierce racer does not disappoint.

Audi's replacement for the successful R8 LMS GT3 has just arrived. Dubbed the R8 LMS Ultra, the upgraded car for 2012 is truly a spectacle to see and for the track, it is as well-equipped as any other high-end racecar out there. Designed with an emphasis on aerodynamics, the Ultra features a wider front hood with optional louvres (for compliance with different racing series rules), a huge new fixed rear wing and larger end plates.

Audi's new racecar has been equipped with a 5.2-liter engine that puts out up to 570hp, again, depending on different restrictor regulations in different series. Performance has been optimized through the use of a new racing-spec exhaust system, which includes catalytic converters, upgraded cooling system with a larger engine oil and transmission fluid cooler and better weight distribution. The 2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra will ready for delivery in March of next year and prices at € 329,900.

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