Audi has revealed today details on the R8 V10 LMS GT sports car which will compete in the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship. United Autosports will compete the car for the first time in the British GT Championship opener at Oulton Park, Cheshire on April 5th.
Compared to a standard R8, the LMS GT3 version has lost all its standard interior trim, got a new race-spec gearbox and various weight-paring carbon fiber.
"R8 is the first production Audi bearing the name and genes of a successful racing sportscar, and is therefore an excellent base from which to build up our first big customer sport programme," explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "Ever since the R8 was unveiled, we’ve been inundated with inquiries about a race version. With the Audi R8 we will offer customers a racing sportscarequipped with high-calibre technology and the typical Audi qualities, but which is nevertheless easy to handle."