Audi has officially pulled the wraps off the all-new R8 LMS at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, where it currently on display alongside the road-going versions.

The newest addition to the 2016 Audi R8 lineup is the racing version R8 LMS< which is the first GT3 car to get the carbon fiber reinforced plastic crash element at the back which is allowing it to meet more demanding crash test requirements. The model in question has been introduced at the Swiss automotive event recently and it has an Audi Protection Series PS1 seat, which is connected directly to the chassis for better stiffness. The opening in the roof has been added as a rescue, another first for a GT3 vehicle.

The 2016 Audi R8 LMS also has the quick adjustable foot lever system, a height and length adjustable safety steering column, a multi material construction in the ASF (Audi Space Frame) allowing the chassis to be 30 kg lighter at 252 kg compared to the old car, torsional stiffness which has been improved by 39 percents and a total weight of 1,225 kg (2,700 lbs), standing in at 25 kg lighter than its predecessor. Power to the newest racer signed by Audi is being provided by the familiar 5.2 liter V10 engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 585 HP (430 kW), connected to a new 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters. The model will become available for order in the second half of 2015.


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