Thursday, February 14, 2013

First win for the 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra…in slotcars

By Johan Laubscher

The new 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra has already taken its first victory, but not quite where you would expect. The 2013 Shell Carrera Cup, a slot car series, got underway with the Shell 20 Minutes in Hamburg, Germany. Slotcar racing is a very popular activity amongst the Audi Sport personnel, who often take part in these events.

Their weapon of choice is normally the 1:24 scale Audi R8 LMS slot car. These R8 LMS slot cars have been upgraded with the new 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra style rear exhausts and rear wings, featuring the swan-neck design. Thus for all intents and purposes, these 1:24 slotcars are representing the appearance of the new 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

It was a victorious debut for the 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra as well, with the victory coming down to the very last minute of the event. The driver pairing of Mr Thomas Voigt and Mr Helmut Schmid emerged victorious with their new R8 LMS ultra in the recognisable green and yellow livery. This certainly marks, unofficially in a fun way at least, the first victory for the new 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra design. Furthermore the victory comes only a day after the first 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra was spotted in public, you can read about that HERE.

We hope that this victorious start to the new R8 LMS ultra will continue when the new cars debut in reality later this season.

More photos from the event can be seen on Speedpool’s flickr page via the link HERE.

More information:
SpeedPool flickr page

Photos linked from SpeedPool on flickr