Asian premier of 2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 at Sepang

11/23/2018

  • Evolution of winning race car on display during Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup’s finale in Malaysia
  • Car to be put through paces at Sepang International Circuit customer testing days on November 26-28
  • 2019 Audi R8 LMS to make full Cup debut in series’ eighth season

Sepang, November 23, 2018 – The new-for-2019 model of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 makes its Asian premiere at the 2018 finale of the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. The newest beast from Audi Sport customer racing will first be on display in the corporate hospitality all weekend, then hit the circuit for customer testing from November 26 to 28.

The new car delivers better durability and reliability, as well as optimised aerodynamics and cooling that bring enhanced, more consistent handling and, ultimately, quicker lap times.

Based on feedback from drivers, engineering developments on the new car centred on four areas: aerodynamics, brake cooling, clutch and transmission. Together, the new innovations create better handling which translates into greater consistency on the race track, crucial to winning championships.

The 585-horsepower, naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine remains unchanged, but durability of the power transmission elements is a focal area. Moderate modifications of the overall concept and longer service intervals for the clutch and transmission mean more time on the race track.

Over the three day period there are also testing opportunities for the current generation Audi R8 LMS GT3 and also the Audi R8 LMS GT4. To register interest in any session please contact Andre Gantenbrink of Audi Sport customer racing Asia at: Andre.Gantenbrink@audi.com.cn