Audi's R8 LMS GT3 Race-winning Super Car Can Be Yours!*
* for $450,000 or so.
Audi announced Wednesday that it would make available its race-winning R8 LMS GT3 car for anyone comfortable with its $443,348.12 price tag and access to the race series for which this car is appropriate.
For your cool half-mil you get the R8 LMS, presumably that wing, some spare parts and 585 of the loudest horsepowers you could imagine. Customers can order their cars starting today. (Take a check?)
According to Audi, 135 buyers purchased the last generation R8 GT3 car. That may pale in comparison to the 2,400 or so who purchased the last Porsche GT3 Cup car, but the current-generation V-10 R8 LMS car already has pedigree: it won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in May.
For the discerning gentleman racer, there’s always the Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
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Hmm. Should I spend $443,348.12 on an Audi racecar? Or should I buy a used Nogaro Blue S4 for $12,000 and spend $436,348.12 in parts and labor to fix it? Oh the choices.
If the TUSCC R8's in the GTD class are any indication, it's actually disappointingly quiet. I've seen them run in person at Daytona and could barely make them out over the other cars.