• Dec 10, 2011
Audi of America recently took delivery of a U.S.-customer-spec R8 LMS Ultra meant for testing next month, and the gents at Quattroworld were able to get a picture of it. Being lighter, safer, and better balanced, the V10-powered racer with up to 570 horsepower is expected to outdo its multiple-title-winning predecessor.

It will be campaigned by APR racing in 2012. Although the stars-and-stripes outerwear doesn't look nearly as mean as just plain silver, the patriotic paint scheme could be good for shaving off a few tenths per lap when the winged coupe officially rolls out at the Grand-Am test days in January.

Head on over to Quattroworld for more details on this car and some tidbits on Audi's racing program, including the outrageous revelation offered by an Audi engineer when asked how often they had to overhaul the engines: "I don't know, we never have had to rebuild one."


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      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Props to APR for stepping up big-time. I will be rooting for them all next season!
      Matrix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Captain America wants his ride back.
      David Opanga
      • 3 Years Ago
      loving this car, its going to be Audi vs ferrari vs porsche vs BMW vs Chevy vs Mazda vs Ford vs whoever else is in the GT series PLUS the new front for the chevy corvette DP car! super pumped for the new season plus DTM america! how awesome!
      Doug
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is an embarrassing article for Autoblog. The GrandAm cars INCLUDING this one already tested at Daytona this past week.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Doug
        I believe they were confusing NASCAR test days with Grand Am. Either that, or they meant to say "racing" instead of "testing" considering the Rolex 24 is in January.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Mike, reread my comment before correcting me.
          Mike Juergens
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          The R8 Grand AM test days started on the 7th.
      ack154
      • 3 Years Ago
      @RolexSeries posted a couple pics on Twitter the other day too: https://twitter.com/#!/RolexSeries/status/144100124019273728/photo/1 https://twitter.com/#!/RolexSeries/status/144468637389029376/photo/1 (hope those work)
      ssbjohn
      • 3 Years Ago
      the more that gets released to the press and the more that comes out on the up-coming rolex grand am series the more i cant wait for the series to start-this should be a very interesting season
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, how did they decided on the capt American theme?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason
        APR is an Alabama-based aftermarket performance company that provides parts for VW cars.
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