You Can Actually Buy This Insane Audi R8 LMS GT3 Race Car

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As if the regular Audi R8 wasn’t fast or special enough, customers can now order the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car.

Debuting earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new Audi R8 LMS race car has already proved its prowess by grabbing an overall victory at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race as well as two podium finishes at the Spa 24 Hours in July. Effective immediately, customers can order the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car, which can deliver up to 585 hp depending on regulations, with pricing starting from around $402,000 excluding taxes. Audi Sport customer racing is also offering the race car with a starter and parts package for a total price of around $445,870 excluding taxes.

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Production of the race car for customers will begin September 21 and deliveries will commence on October 26. The German automaker has scheduled production capacities for 45 GT3 race cars until the end of March 2016 to fulfill demand for the 2016 motorsport season.

“Since 2009, Audi has been producing GT3 race cars for customers around the world. In the new R8 LMS, we’re again offering our customers an absolutely competitive concept,” said Romolo Liebchen, head of Audi Sport customer racing.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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