2018 AUDI RS 3 LMS GEN I
The Audi RS 3 LMS was developed by Audi Sport customer racing for the relatively new TCR category. In addition to an international TCR series, with some of its races being held as part of FIA Formula One World Championship supporting programs, more and more national racing series for TCR touring cars are being founded. Even major endurance events like the Nürburgring 24 Hours are now including TCR classes.
The Audi RS 3 LMS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of about 240 km/h. In TCR trim, the proven four-cylinder two-liter TFSI engine delivers 243 kW (330 HP).
In terms of safety, Audi Sport customer racing is not making any compromises. The extensive safety package includes an FIA-conformant safety fuel tank, a racing safety cell, the PS3 safety seat, FIA safety nets on both sides of the seat and a rescue hatch in the roof like the one used in the Audi R8 LMS.
Type: Straight-four engine with turbocharger and intercooling, transversally mounted in front of the front axle
Capacity: 1,984 cc
Output: 257 kW (350 hp) at 6,200 rpm
Torque: Up to 420 Nm at 2,500 rpm
Bore/Stroke: 82.5 mm/92.8 mm
Engine Control Unit: Continental SIMOS
Gearbox: Six-speed DSG gearbox, shift paddles on steering wheel
Gearbox Final Drive: Front-wheel drive with multi-plate differential
Clutch: Multi-disk sintered clutch
Front Axle: McPherson struts
Rear Axle: Multilink axle, height, track and camber of chassis can be adjusted
Steering: Rack-and-pinion steering with modified software and hardware
Braking System: Front disc brakes with all-around inside ventilation (Ø 378 mm), Rear solid brake disks (Ø 272 mm), aluminium brake callipers (six pistons at front, two pistons at rear)
Wheels/Tires: 10 x 18 inch
Design: Strengthened production steel body (in accordance with FIA regulations)
Length/Width/Height: 4,597/1,950/1,368 mm
Wheel Base: 2,665 mm
Minimum Weight: 1,285 kg (incl. driver)