Watch the R8 LMS GT2 Rip Up the Goodwood Hillclimb

Not much to say about this one apart from: Look, listen, appreciate.

 

In case you missed the announcement on Friday, the R8 LMS GT2 is a 640 hp ode to the V10. The most powerful R8 on sale it’s designed to race in, you guessed it, the GT2 class.

Cars racing under the GT2 regulations will have more power than GT3 machines, but also less downforce. This means the lap times for the class will fall in between GT3 and GT4, although the cars will be more presentative of the road-going vehicles they are based on.

Prices for the R8 LM2 GT2 will start at 338,000 euros ($381,000 USD). The order books are open now and the first deliveries are set to commence in December.

The only other manufacturer to debut a GT2-spec race car other than Audi is Porsche, which showed off its 911 GT2 RS Clubsport entry earlier this year at the New York Auto Show.

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