Audi R8 LMS Kicks Off 2016 at Rolex 24

Four R8 LMS GT3 race cars, will represent Audi at the 54th running of the Daytona 24-hour race. Three Audi customer teams - Stevenson Motorsports, Magnus Racing, and Flying Lizard Motorsports - will join 22 cars in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.

“The R8 is the car that kicked-off the growth of our brand and inspired many aspiring drivers to pin up posters of it on their walls. Our customers can see the quality and performance that is engineered into every production R8 that shares just under 50 percent of its parts with the race car,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America. “We are optimistic about the 2016 race season with our race teams, the US debut of the R8 LMS and the arrival of the R8 V10 production car this spring.”

The R8 LMS is already a proven track monster, having won its global race debut last May at the Nurburgring 24 Hours. The Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off this Saturday, January 30th at 2:40 P.M. EST.

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