The brand new Audi R8 LMS has been recently photographed in France, at the Paul Ricard circuit, and it isn’t wearing any racing livery on it.
After it has been officially presented to the public just last week, during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Audi R8 LMS is now being highlighted once again, this time with the help of some images which are showing it in the metal, with no racing livery on its body, at the Paul Ricard circuit, in France. The racing car has been testing for the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series as the first deliveries of it should begin towards the end of the year.
The Audi R8 LMS has a carbon fiber reinforced plastic rear crash element and the roof mounted rescue opening, becoming safer. The model has also received the Audi Protection Series PS1 seat bolted onto the chassis to improve stiffness and the vehicle is weighing 25 kg less than its predecessor, thanks to a lightweight construction. The model has shaved up to 30 kg from the cassis too which is now weighing at 252 kg, while the total weight of the vehicle stands at 1,225 kg. As you probably already know by now, the Audi R8 LMS will be produced by Quattro GmbH and it will become available for order in the second half of the year, with its 5.2 liter V10 engine under its hood, producing up to 585 HP (430 kW) and connected to a new 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters.