R8 GT3 from Audi coming to the Motor Show in Essen

Posted on Saturday, 29 November 2008 , 21:11:27 byEmil

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R8 GT3 from Audi coming to the Motor Show in Essen

The Motor Show in Essen usually is not part of that big car show circuit plus it can get overlooked sometimes. But car debuting in Essen that make us wish we were in Germany is the race auto version by Audi of the R8 named GT3.

The vehicle will be competing in the racing class GT3GT3 meeting all the requirements of FIA. This means that R8 GT3 ditches now the all-wheel drive sys from the basic R8 for the rear drive setting. The R8 GT3 gets also a 6-speed manual transmission plus the V8 engine gets boosted to 500 hp (from 420.). The huge rear wing plus body set are exclusive for the GT3.

“Ever since the Audi R8 was unveiled we’ve been inundated with inquiries about a race version. With the Audi R8, we will offer customers a racing car packed with sophisticated technology and characteristic Audi quality, but which is nevertheless easy to handle,” says Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich - Head of Audi Motorsport.