The Audi R8 LMS, best known for stacking up five overall wins at the Nürburgring’s 24 hours of “Green Hell” since 2012 is celebrating its conquests at this year’s race by presenting its special limited edition of this sports car – the Audi R8 Green Hell. The Green Hell race is infamous for being one of the world’s most gruelling and roughest endurance races and for this year Audi Sport GmbH has once again stepped into the competition with yet another ace up its sleeve. In inclusion of the iconic sports cars like Green Hell, GT3 racing car and R8 LMS, Audi also has an impressive roster of seasoned race car drivers who are well acquainted with this race as well. Out of all the drivers in this race, perhaps the most fan favourite driver is the two time Green Hell winner Frank Stippler who also won the latest cup in 2019. Known for his fearless racing style and insightful engineering contributions to the racing world, everyone will wait with baited breath to see him drive.
The Audi R8 Green Hell, painted in a dark Tioman Green definitely stays true to its name with its outer finishing. Having a total of only 50 units all over the world, this vehicle has become a very collectible treasure. Apart from Tioman Green, a customer may also request it in the shades of Ibis White, Daytona Gray or Mythos Black. Showing off the “GREEN HELL R8” logo on the outside as well as the inside; the Audi sports car is also finished with a matte black detailing on the front hood, A-pillars, roof and the rear end to create a stylish race look. The main source behind the power of this beast of car is the Audi R8 V10 performance quattro in coupé variant and the resonant V10 naturally aspirated engine sends 456 kW of pure unadulterated power to its wheels. At its peak, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and can reach up to the top speed of 331 km/h.
Body made of aluminium and carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the Audi Space Frame design, underbody covered with smooth panelling and a suction effect for harmonious air flow makes this vehicle an unmatched car in its class. Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH said, “The R8 road sports car and the R8 LMS racing car were designed and developed jointly; around half of their parts are identical. The R8 Green Hell edition model draws on the proximity to motorsport, while also paying tribute to our legendary victories on the Nürburgring.” With Audi’s successes at this legendary race and the presentation of fine car building by this company, hopes for the success of R8 Green Hell are running high as well. Rolling off yet another masterpiece, this will make the perfect recipe for yet another memorable race in Audi’s history.
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