At Goodwood, Audi reveals a vicious R8 LMS GT2 customer race vehicle.

There’s no such thing as a GT2 championship, but Audi doesn’t think that situation will last, and it’s bringing out its most extreme customer race car yet in anticipation. The R8 LMS GT2 is a track-only, race-ready V10 beast making 640 hp and over 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.

Audi presented the R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood on the weekend. Based on the R8 Spyder, this V10 beast has been kitted out with extreme aerodynamics, including a savage front splitter, large rear diffusers and a huge rear wing for downforce duties.

Open the doors, and you’re confronted with a cabin that’s simply all business. Roll cage, full harness, removable steering wheel, crash nets, carbon everywhere and absolutely no consideration for the road.

The interior: not your average street car
The interior: not your average street car

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While there’s currently no GT2 championship to race it in, Audi’s selling them as track day machines, and the company expects a class will open up for it next year. First deliveries are scheduled before the end of this year, so in time for said category – provided you can pony up the €338,000 (US$380,000) asking price.

Check out a short video below, or better still, scroll a little further to watch and listen as the GT2 snarls its way up the hill at Goodwood.

Source: Audi

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