Audi R8 LMS ultra 

  • $432k built in Germany
  • 2012
  • 570 HP 5.2L
A new exhaust system equipped with race catalytic converters helps improve the engine’s characteristics.
Work in the Audi wind tunnel has led to a yet more efficient position of the wing for maximum downforce and minimized aerodynamic drag.

Data points Key details of the Audi R8 Motorsport


R8 LMS ultra
918 Spyder


R8 LMS ultra
570 HP
Venom GT
1,200 HP
918 Spyder
887 HP

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The objective was to further reduce the drag coefficient, while at the same time increasing the downforce.
The six gears can be selected via rocker switch on the steering wheel, and with the infinitely variable adjustment of brake balance, drivers can react to the changing grip of their tyres.

Audi R8
For hours, rain was so relentless that drivers could only use half throttle on the long straights of the Le Mans circuit.
In the course of the race, new Audi technology proved its worth: a V8 twin turbo engine with petrol direct injection powered both works cars.

Audi R8
'Because last year the development time leading up to Le Mans was very short we knew the FSI engine still had some potential', explains Baretzky.
The effects are a lowered fuel consumption, an increase of power at low revs and a better response.

Audi R8 LMS ultra
We have close ties to our customers and analyzed their suggestions and wishes worldwide, and subjected the R8 LMS to further development in many details.
In the past season, the Audi R8 LMS had already made its mark as an excellent long-distance expert and achieved overall victories at the Bathurst (Australia) 12 Hours, the Spa and Zolder 24 Hours and GT3 class victory plus third place overall at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Audi
Price $432,169
Type of car Race car
Year 2012


Drivetrain RWD w/ASR
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.84 lb/hp
Maximum hp 570 HP
Maximum torque 368 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,200 cc
Cylinders V10
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,756 lb
Width 78.1 in
Height 47 in
Length 176 in
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