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News Audi to Introduce Road Legal R8 GT3

Audi to Introduce Road Legal R8 GT3

Audi is set to release a limited-run, road legal GT3 version of the R8 supercar, marking its farewell to the V10 edition.


  • Prototype of the road-going GT3-spec Audi R8 observed at the Nürburgring.

  • The vehicle has been developed in collaboration with Scherer Sport, reminiscent of Ferrari’s XX program.

  • Scheduled for a 2024 launch, this special edition is rumored to be limited to 100 units.


As reported by Autocar, Audi seems to be wrapping up the R8 V10 supercar era with a last hurrah. A road-legal GT3 version of the R8 has been spotted undergoing tests, indicating that this variant is on the horizon. This move is seen as a fitting tribute to the V10 supercar, which is nearing its production end.

2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi

This new version seems to derive inspiration from the R8 GT3 track car, a model known for its distinguished presence in renowned racing championships such as the World Endurance Championship and GT World Challenge Europe since its 2013 debut. Scherer Sport, a division of the Scherer group recognized for supplying race-ready Audis, played a pivotal role in the GT3’s development. Their expertise extends to crafting bespoke racing initiatives for prestigious circuits like the Nürburgring.

2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 | Photo: Audi

Anticipation is building around the final edition of the R8, which is set for a 2024 release. Speculations hint at a limited production of just 100 units. Powering this machine is likely the V10 engine, paired with a seven-speed DSG transmission and four-wheel drive. While the standard R8 boasts 525bhp and 406lb ft, the GT3 version is expected to elevate this performance.

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Visually, the new model takes cues from the R8 GT3 Evo 2, flaunting features like a prominent rear wing, carbonfibre canards, and additional intakes. Interestingly, the windows seem to be made of Perspex, a nod to its track-focused design.

2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi

Earlier announcements from Audi indicated the conclusion of the R8 series with the 612bhp GT RWD. However, the manufacturer remains tight-lipped about any additional commemorative versions.

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