The 2020 Audi R8 LMS GT4 Doesn’t Fool Around – Sharper Looks and More HP
What will just north of $200,000 get you? The sleek Racer X look of a low-profile rocket-sled? Yes, the GT4 is scary-fast looking. Nearly 500 horsepower? Yes, why would you want to waste any of the power a V-10 can send to the rear wheels. What about on-the-fly adjustments to braking and traction control? Yes because, why not?
The updated 2020 R8 LMS GT4 has a 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V10 engine. This produces 495 HP and 406 lb.-ft of torque. A 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters directs output to the rear wheels. For all that muscle, it has a fight (and nearly flight) weight of just 3,219 pounds. So, yeah, it’s pretty fast.
Since it is a race car, Audi allows the driver to adjust the ABS braking and traction control systems while driving with two rotary switches mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The setup includes eight different settings, which permit modifications based on weather, track conditions, tire grip, and other factors.
The race version uses about 60% of the parts used to put together the street version, the 2020 R8 coupe. But the track-version is born and bred to race. It is permitted in more than 25 competitions from America to Australia. It is also a winner. Over the last two years, in competition with the race cars from more than a dozen manufacturers, this mid-engine coupe has been on the podium in sprint race wins the U.S., Canada, and Europe. It also has global wins in 8-hour, 12-hour, 24-hour, and 25-hour races across the globe.
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