Built for the massive customer scene that exists in the current racing landscape, the new for 2020 Audi R8 LMS GT2 represents the second major brand to commit to the new series announced in 2018 by SRO, the organisation that already manages many of the top level GT3 specification categories such as the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge by Pirelli.
GT2, set to act as a bridging gap between existing GT3 and GT4, has been designed as a series that appeals to amateur drivers and should deliver in the region of 600 - 700hp cars - fast, but without many of the high tech and expensive extras found on the current generation of GT3 machinery.
The announcement this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed means that Audi now join the list of confirmed GT2 manufacturers for 2020, coming together with Porsche who confirmed a GT2 specification 911 RS GT2 Clubsport back in late 2018.
The Audi will become the "the top end of the range in terms of engine power and top speed with an output of 470 kW (640 hp)" according to Audi Sport, and let's be honest here, for a small car... it looks awesome.
Looking forward to the new GT2 category?
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