Posted on April 5, 2013 2:09 PM
While enthusiasts the world over await the arrival of a new production version of the elite R8 for 2015, AUDI AG continues to sell an even more sublime type of R8: racing models.
In fact, the company’s quattro GmbH subsidiary just handed over the 100th R8-based race car from Heilbronn-Biberach, a facility at the Audi Neckarsulm location, to a newcomer to Audi Sport customer racing. Team MS Racing is switching to Audi and will be fielding two new R8 LMS ultra cars in the 2013 ADAC GT Masters.
The transaction was a symbolic milestone because Audi achieved the 100th customer race-car sale just four years after the program was launched. The Audi R8 LMS ultra is the third generation of the GT model.