Finally, the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo race car was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show with updated aerodynamics and modified bodywork.
The engine of the car is nearly unchanged featuring a 5.2-liter V 10 capable of 580 hp. This engine will still need servicing every 6,200 racing miles and also a full rebuild after 12,500 racing miles. The whole dash and the center stack are made out of carbon fiber, as well as the pedal box. The weight of the car is 2,700 pounds. When Chris Reinke, the chief of Audi Sports Customer Racing was asked in an interview, he said that our goal was to make this a racing car for gentlemen drivers, rather than hardcore professionals. The price of this aggressive asphalt muncher is $460,000.
When it comes to transmission Audi have designed special gear teeth, reinforced bearings and added a stronger clutch for making transmission more durable. Besides the superpower, Audi's V-10 engine also produces a lot of torque. 360 pound-feet to be specific. The main modifications were made to the front area of the car with the purpose to improve airflow and aerodynamic efficiency.