Audi announces R8 LMS successor

Audi has disclosed plans to launch an R8 LMS successor by the end of 2015. Official images with the new model are not available at this point but we should mention the car depicted here is a prototype spotted back in April while undergoing testing at Monza in Italy. The new model is “ready to race” according to Audi who went on to specify deliveries to clients will commence towards the end of next year following thorough testing in various endurance races.

Audi says the R8 LMS successor will participate in at least two 24-hour endurance races at Spa- Francorchamps and Nürburgring. The prototype spotted here features more aerodynamic side mirrors, an aggressive front bumper and a huge rear wing. In addition, we also notice the updated side skirts and a ventilated rear fascia incorporating a large diffuser.

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Aside from making the announcement regarding an R8 LMS successor, Audi has also said they will use two “further-developed” R18 e-tron quattro cars in next year’s eight races of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Moreover, an additional car is going to participate in the six-hour race at Spa and in the Le Mans 24 Hours, with GT driver Rene Rast behind the wheel during these events.

Adrian Padeanu

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