Audi R8 LMS ultra/Audi R8 GRAND-AM

Audi R8 LMS ultra

Winner in a new guise

The customer racing racecar based on the Audi R8 celebrated winning its 18th championship title at the end of 2012, on top of this to date come three overall victories in 12-hour races as well as five winner’s trophies from 24-hour races.
In order to stay in the winner’s circle in 2013, the Audi R8 LMS ultra appears with a new aerodynamic configuration and with many optimized details. The modified airflow is particularly striking at the rear: the wing retained its original geometry but is now mounted differently and repositioned. The customer racing racecar is equipped for the first time with a ‘hanging mounted’ wing as it has been commonplace for some years now on Audi’s sports prototypes and DTM touring cars.

Technical data Audi R8 LMS ultra (2013)


Vehicle type Sports car according with FIA GT3 regulations
Construction Audi Space Frame (ASF) made of aluminum with bolted steel roll cage, carbon-fiber composite/aluminum bodywork parts


Type V10 engine, 90 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, petrol direct injection, emission control by two race catalytic converters
Engine management Bosch Motronic MED 9.1.2
Engine lubrication Dry sump
Cubic capacityDisplacement 5,200 cc
Power variable up to 419 kW subject to restrictor size*
Torque over 500 Nm

Drivetrain / transmission

Type of transmission rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
Clutch 3-plate race clutch
Gearbox sequential, pneumatic activated 6-speed sport gearbox with shift-paddles
Differential locking differential
Driveshafts constant velocity joint driveshafts


Steering Servo assisted rack and pinion steering
Suspension independent front and rear suspension. Double wishbones, damper struts with coil springs (Eibach) and adjustable dampers (Bilstein) as well as adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
Brakes dual circuit hydraulic brake system (Brakepads: Endless), steel brakes discs front and rear, race ABS
Wheels Aluminum forged wheels, 12 x 18 inches front,n13 x 18 inches rear
Tires Michelin, 30-65/18 front, 31-71/18 rear

Weight / dimensions

Length 4,620 mm
Width 1,994 mm
Height 1,195 mm
Minimum weight 1,250 kg
Fuel tank capacity 120 liters


Fire extinguisher Audi Sport
Seat system Audi PS1 Protection Seat
Fueling system Stäubli

*Classification by the FIA and national associations.

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