Paris Motor Show: Audi R8 LMS GT3 — Live Photos

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While many fans are very excited about the idea of the new Audi SQ2, which just made its worldwide debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, there’s another four-ringed car that’s gaining even more attention. Also making its debut in Paris is the Audi R8 LMS GT3, a proper racing car developed for customer racing teams, and it looks fantastic.

The new Audi R8 LMS GT3 is a beast of a machine, increasing performance from even the previous R8 LMS, which was already a very good race car. In fact, this is Audi Sport’s four car in four years and it’s an impressive setup up over the car it replaces. The new R8 LMS features better aerodynamics, as well as better-cooling, to hep it remain as fast and high-performance as ever.

The best part, though? The fact that you don’t need to buy the brand-new one just to receive its benefits. Though, you do need a previous, third-gen Audi R8 LMS. If you have the older model, you can pay almost 30,000-Euros to get your car retrofitted with the new equipment to give you the same performance edge. That might sound expensive until you see that the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 costs 398,000-Euros. So upgraded for about 30k seems quite cheap.

While in Paris, we took some photos of the new R8 LMS GT3 but it wasn’t so easy, as it was gathering crowds like crazy. Journalists and fans seem very exciting about this car, which seems a bit odd to us because very few customers are actually going to buy this. Still, it’s an awesome looking car that also happens to be a proper racing car. So if you’re someone with a lot of money and you want something to hit the track in, while still looking awesome, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 is for you.