During last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, some absolutely astonishing cars were unveiled and seen on the road for the first time. Some cars even made history on the famous Goodwood Hill Climb, such as the Volkswagen ID.R electric race car, which shattered the all-time record. The ID.R wasn’t the only race car from the Volkswagen Group to climb the hill at Goodwood, though, as the Audi R8 LMS GT2 made its noisy debut there as well.
In this new video from Goodwood Road & Racing, we get to see the Audi R8 LMS GT2 take on the Goodwood Hill Climb and it looks and sounds fantastic. Its futuristic race car looks combined with an old-school race car noise make the R8 LMS GT2 such an exciting car to watch.
The Audi R8 LMS GT2 is a new customer racing car for the upcoming GT2 class of endurance racers. The GT2 class of cars will be nestled in between the GT3 class and GT4 class, so it’s a bit odd numerically. But GT2 cars will have less crazy aero and ability than GT3 cars but more than GT4 cars. So it will be more powerful but less hardcore than the R8 LMS GT3 but it will be more extreme than GT4-class cars.
Powering the Audi R8 LMS GT2 is a race-spec version of the 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 from the R8 road car. In GT2-spec, it makes 640 hp and so much more noise. Being a race car, the GT2 doesn’t need to comply with road noise or emissions regulations, so it sounds glorious.
In this hill climb video, we get to hear all of its raw, unfiltered V10 noise and it’s truly a delight to hear. It looks great, too, thanks to its killer styling and fluorescent yellow accents. Check it out.