Audi R8 LMS GT2 makes US debut during Monterey Car Week


The Audi R8 LMS GT2 made  its U.S. debut in California this past weekend at the annual Monterey Car Week, following its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year. The latest model from Audi Sport incorporates learnings from Audi drivers and race teams. The R8 LMS GT2 is available now for customer orders.

Featuring the highest specification of the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter engine, which generates 640 horsepower (470 kW), the Audi R8 LMS GT2 is the most powerful racecar Audi Sport customer racing has developed. Joining the Audi Sport customer-racing lineup, which includes GT3 and GT4, the R8 LMS GT2 is designed for a new formula of Grand Touring racing that will cater to track enthusiasts who have been the backbone of GT racing for decades. The GT2 is the ideal sports car for fielding races in the new GT2 category that will be introduced in 2020, as well as being suitable for track days and events at resorts and clubs, which enjoy increasing popularity among customers worldwide.

For the 2020 calendar year, SRO America has confirmed a five-round GT2 calendar:

  • June 6-7 – Virginia International Raceway
  • 8-9 – Sonoma Raceway
  • 29-30 – Road America
  • 19-20 – Watkins Glen
  • 3-4 – Indianapolis

The most powerful version of the Audi R8 LMS, selling for a price of $398,000, is now available for customer orders through the Audi Sport customer racing team, with deliveries beginning in January 2020. From the 2020 season on, they will be able to compete in the new GT2 class that will open up a new stage in racing to the world’s most beautiful super sports cars.

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