In its quest to dominate the sports car industry, Audi has developed one of the most highly-anticipated vehicles of 2017. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 was recently introduced at the New York International Auto Show as “The Next Customer Race Car”.
According to automotive industry experts, there are plenty of things to celebrate when it comes to the Audi R8 LMS GT4. For starters, this entry level race car boasts 495 HP to attain optimal racing speeds. Other features of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 include:
- Powerful V10 engine
- Sleek and aerodynamic design
- Rear-wheel drive
- 7-speed double clutch transmission
- Double wishbone suspension
- Mechanical limited slip differential
- Special brake cooling ducts
- Tire pressure warning system
Although this vehicle will make its racing debut at the Nurburgring motorsports complex in Germany in May, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 will not be available for purchase to customers outside the United States until the end of 2017. Audi executives have not determined whether the Audi R8 LMS GT4 will be offered to U.S. customers.
The pricing of this sports machine has yet to be revealed. However, there is quite a bit of speculation about the price of this amateur sports car. If you are interested in owning this racing beauty, you can expect to pay at least $225,000 for it. This amount is a bargain when compared to the other amateur sports cars in its class.
The automobile designers at Audi created this car to compete with its elite competitors including Aston Martin Vantage N24, McLaren 570S GT4 and Porsche Cayman GT4. Throughout the course of the year, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 is expected to compete in 13 racing series on the best racing courses in the world.
These competitions will provide racing enthusiasts with the opportunity to witness this car race at speeds of 150 miles per hour and accelerate at a rate of 0 to 65 miles per hour in 4 seconds. What a sight to behold!
Safety of the Audi R8 LMS GT4
Audi has a history of prioritizing safety features in all of its vehicles. For the Audi R8 LMS GT4, the company stayed true to its safety goals.
Due to its FIA-approved cell that holds 31 gallons of fuel, drivers will have a reduced chance of fuel fires. This racing car features a hatch roof which provides emergency professionals with ample space to access a driver who has been hurt.
Another note-worthy safety feature is the FIA-approved racing seats. This seat provides added comfort and back support for racers who whiz around the track at lightning-fast speeds.
What the Racing Enthusiasts Are Saying
Many racing enthusiasts are excited about the entrance of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 into the marketplace. This car has been hailed by automotive sites such as Top Gear and AutoSport for its speed and handling.
The Audi R8 LMS GT4 has been called hardcore because of its strength and endurance. Racing enthusiasts like its sturdy build and high performance.
This is just a sneak peek of what the Audi R8 LMS GT4 has in store for its admirers. Stay tuned for more details about this car throughout 2017.