Saturday, February 16, 2013

First 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra delivery

By Johan Laubscher

The first 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra delivery follows shortly on the heels of the first public sighting. On Thursday a new white R8 LMS ultra was spotted in the Netherlands at Schiphol whist in transit, more can be read HERE. Following this sighting in Europe another car, claimed to be the first delivery worldwide, arrived in Japan for Hitotsuyama Racing, on Friday 15 February. The Japanese team have recently put their two older Audi R8 LMS cars up for sale, after making the decision to acquire a new specification Audi R16 for the first time. 

They have taken delivery of a brand new white Audi R8 LMS ultra. They published the first photos on their Facebook page late last night followed by Racerlink and QuattroWorld running the first stories, those can be read HERE and HERE respectively. More detailed photos are available via Racerlink. 

For now it remains speculation whether these two cars are different or indeed the same car in transit. Inspection of the wood foundation in the packaging suggests that they are not the same car, and that the car spotted in Schiphol may be heading to a customer team else where. So far only the cars in the Netherlands and Japan have been widely seen by the public, but more deliveries are expected to come to light soon. 

More information:
Hitotsuyama Racing on Facebook
Racerlink on Facebook
QuattroWorld article
Racerlink article

Photos by Hitotsuyama Racing