New York Auto Show 2017: Audi Sport Limited Edition R8 Debuts With Audi R8 LMS GT4

Posted: Apr 13 2017, 10:10pm CDT | by , Updated: Apr 13 2017, 10:18pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
New York Auto Show 2017: Audi Sport Limited Edition R8 Debuts with Audi R8 LMS GT4
Audi Sport reveals New Model Ahead of New York International Auto Show at Highline Stages on April 11, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images
  • Audi America launches Audi Sport Brand at 2017 New York Auto Show
  • Eight new Audi Sport models will launch in the next 24 months

The new Audi sport brand was launched at the 2017 New York Auto Show. 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe confirmed for the U.S. market. Audi R8 LMS GT4 makes global debut and the all-new 2018 TT RS and RS 3 make their North American debut in New York.

A new brand by the name of Audi Sport Brand was introduced at the 2017 New York Auto Show this year. The new brand will offer a new range of cars which will offer a great balance of driving dynamics and innovation. The new eight vehicles in the lineup will be introduced in the next 24 months. These will be launched in the U.S market.

“Audi is a brand built on progress, and for us, racing has been the lab where so much of that progress has been made,” said Scott Keogh, Audi of America president. “With the launch of Audi Sport in the U.S., we are excited to offer our customers even more products that benefit from the same developments and technologies first used in motorsport.”

This Audi Sport Brand will launch Audi R and RS models. However new models like that of motorsports, customer racing cars, Audi Sports collection and performance parts will make the part of this line up too.

At 2017 New York Auto Show, Audi confirmed the launch of 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe for the U.S. market. Audi R8 LMS GT4 makes global debut and the all-new 2018 TT RS and RS 3 make their North American debut in New York.

“In 2016, we had the most successful year in the history of Audi Sport customer racing, our customer sport department,” said Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. “With the R8 LMS we brought home 24 titles, scored 85 race victories and tallied up over 100 other podium finishes.”

The new vehicles that will be joining the lineup of Audi Sport Model Line will include R8 and RS 7 models. The new model that will be making its way in the lineup will be 2017 R8 V10 Spyder. Along with that RS5 Coupe will also make its way in the US market this summer. It will have a 2.9 liter TFSI engine with and output f 450bhp.

The customer racing line up will include the R8 GT3 and a newly developed Audi R8 LMS GT4. It will make its official debut at the Nurburgring this spring.

Audi exclusive offered a special range of paint jobs and interiors. This line up will include A6, A7, A8, R8 and RS 5 models.

The Audi collection will have the ability to make a vehicle suited for customers own life style. The Audi collection offers a number of special products, office goods and scale replicas of Audi sport vehicles. It is the first time that Audi Sport has been introduced in the US region. The company is hoping that it will receive a good response from customers.

The New York International Automobile Show is an awesome combination of new ideas, technological innovation, exceptional concept cars and nearly 1,000 of the latest new cars and trucks.

Over one million visitors are expected to visit the Show this year to see what is truly possible from the automotive industry. The New York International Auto Show is owned and produced by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and has an economic impact on New York City of some $300 million.

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