Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Audi R8 LMS ultra evolution update renders

By Johan Laubscher

At the end of 2012 it was announced that the Audi R8 LMS ultra was going to receive an update for the 2013 season. At the time Audi Sport had revealed one CAD drawing of the car showing the changes which were centered around the rear end of the car. More can be read about the original CAD drawings HERE.

The actual changes to the car, from a visual stand point, include a much more aggressive rear diffuser, new rear-view mirrors, a larger swan-neck mounted rear wing and a centralised exhaust outlet.

2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra

Today Audi Sport Media have released a collection of renders showing a 360 degree view of the car. We have included a few of these images bellow. These renders allow us an even more detailed glimpse of the upcoming Audi R8 LMS ultra update for the 2013 season.

It also allows a clear opportunity to see the differences between the older 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra and the new 2013 update, as seen below.

2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra (left) and 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra (right)

It should also be noted that these new renders depict the car with the older Audi R8 front and rear lights, not those of the new facelifted Audi R8 road cars. In the original CAD drawings of the new R8 LMS ultra the car was depicted with the facelifted rear lights, thus it remains to be seen what configuration the newly updated race car will have in terms of its lights. 

Renders by Audi Sport Media