Sales start for the new Audi RS 3 LMS (gen II)

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The second generation of the Audi RS 3 LMS is ready for customers: In the test and development season, the Comtoyou Team Audi Sport won the first victory with Audi Sport driver Frédéric Vervisch in July and the second victory with the young private driver Gilles Magnus in August retracted in the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup. Teams from all over the world can now place their orders for the RS 3 LMS gen II. Between 2016 and 2021, the brand sold a total of 180 copies of its predecessor in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Audi Sport customer racing has not produced any other racing car so often within a model generation.

Audi RS 3 LMS (gen II)

“Many customers have longed for this market launch,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “To date, our customers have clinched more than 3 race wins and 300 championship titles with the first generation of the Audi RS 55 LMS. We received valuable feedback and feedback. Our new car is the sum of this feedback and the creativity of our engineers. ”Since 2015, the TCR category of the promoter WSC has spread around the world more and more. It is the most popular entry-level touring car class today. The TCR regulations combine cost-efficient technology with the customer sport idea, and this in around 30 racing series licensed worldwide. The racing cars from 14 manufacturers are currently homologated for this category.

Price of 137.500 euros (plus VAT)

At a price of 137.500 euros (plus VAT), the teams receive the Audi Sport touring car ready to race. The brand supplies the RS 3 LMS in Daytona gray with the striking Audi Sport signature color sample as standard. The functional and aesthetic cockpit is designed to be even more ergonomic than that of its predecessor. All important elements are grouped in a steering wheel control panel and in a keypad to the right of the seat. Audi installs a steering wheel that is open at the top as standard.

When it comes to safety, Audi Sport is once again setting standards in the competitive environment beyond the regulations: the brand's own protection seat with six-point connection, a roof hatch to make rescue easier and the pedal box that can be adjusted for different stature stand for safety and comfort. The service concept is tailored precisely to the teams: high variability and sophisticated quick adjustments make it easier to set up the racing car. The almost completely standard technology of the engine and the long running times of the other components enable economical use. Sales and parts supply via Audi Sport customer racing in Europe and intercontinental contract partners ensure high standards.

special endurance racing kit available

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Audi Sport offers its teams additional options for a surcharge: A kit for long-distance races includes pre-assembled wiring for additional headlights, a racing anti-lock braking system and a device for external refueling. Front and rear windows made of polycarbonate and triangular safety nets that limit the seat on the right and left round off the range of options. Deliveries of the second generation of the Audi RS 3 LMS will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. The compact racing car in sedan form has been homologated since May and is therefore eligible for worldwide use.

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