Main » 2011 » September » 8 » Audi tries his hand at Grand AM
13:45Audi tries his hand at Grand AM
Having a good idea to establish itself in the fields of European battles, the Le Mans Series in particular, Audi R8 LMS is sent overseas to try their hand there. |
The car, which is based on the version of the GT3, will be fully prepared for the start of next season. R8, omolgirovanny to participate in the Grand AM, get the thicker wall of the body: the increase is 2 millimeters. A new front splitter and rear diffuser are designed to improve aerodynamics, which should help and a spoiler on the stern, which will remain unchanged as compared with the European version.
To obtain permission for it to set the car on the American competition, Audi specialists were forced to reduce engine capacity from the original 480 horsepower to authorized regulations, 450. Decreased and the fuel tank capacity, which now is 83.3 liters. Deprived of the R8 and electronic aides such as anti-lock brakes and Traction Control, which are prohibited for use in the Grand AM.
Audi plans to join the series in 2012, but so far the company from Ingolstadt have not announced the price for their services. But we already know that a company with the car, the client will receive full technical support, as well as a racing team with the support of Audi Sport.