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The Audi R8 LMS Evo '19 is a race car produced by Audi. The car made its debut in the series in Gran Turismo 7, and it was first revealed in the game's Brembo collaboration trailer.

The car itself is a revised edition of the second-generation Audi R8 LMS GT3 racing car that made its debut in Gran Turismo Sport. This new Evo update uses the same base chassis but features revised aerodynamics and ergonomics in the interior.

The model that is used in the game appears to be based on the launch/presentation version of the car when it unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2018.


One unnamed color is available:

  •   Silver with black and red


"This evolved version of Audi's R8 LMS competed in various GT3 events around the globe."

As the name implies, the Audi R8 LMS Evo is an evolved version of the R8 LMS, a GT3-regulation race car based on the production R8 code named the Type 42. Introduced in 2009, it shined on the race track for six years, until an all-new R8 production car, the Type 45, made its debut.

What separated the R8 LMS from its production-car sibling was its superior cooling and improved aerodynamics. The front grille and rear bumper were enlarged, while air channels were added next to the headlights to provide extra cooling for the engine. The front canard wings were enlarged to provide extra downforce.

The 5.2-liter V-10 of the previous car was carried over, producing 576.9 HP and 405.0 ft-lb, but with curb weight reduced by 55 lbs to 2646 Ibs, the new R8 LMS Evo was quicker and more agile than its predecessor.

Introduced at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the R8 LMS Evo competed in and won the Gulf 12-hour race at the end of that same year.


The R8 LMS is a GT3-class race car. And the Evo, as you might expect, is an updated model. It features significant cooling and aerodynamic improvements over the original 2015[1] version. The hood vents are bigger and new air intakes have been added next to the headlights. The front/rear weight was also tweaked, improving handling as a result.

Café (GT7)[]


Three days after debuting at the 2018[1] Paris Motor Show, this car took part in the 8th Nürburgring Endurance Series. It came second in qualifying, and was fifth overall in the final, which isn't bad straight out of the box, right? This was before the car was commercially available, so it entered the race in the SPX class for test cars. The R8 LMS Evo totally showed it had what it takes, right from the start. It then continued to perform in GT Races around the world.

Freeman Thomas[]

There are some subtle visual differences between this car and the R8 LMS: it's cleaner, with fewer graphics. The aggressive look of the red tail lights and flat red bumper lines remain very much in place. It's still a classically German look, in other words! The front is also more visually striking, and the spoiler is now at a reverse angle. Some have also noted that the red winglets look a little bit like whiskers. This is an evolved version of the R8 LMS, hence the 'Evo' name. It's certainly had a visual overhaul! Truth be told, it's getting closer and close to being my perfect car!


Game Purchase location Credits Other methods
Gran Turismo 7 Audi Brand Central 450,000 Sign a contract with Audi for the Manufacturers Cup.
Complete the Super License with all Bronzes.


  • This car has purchasable aero parts in GT Auto for the rear wing and diffuser of the 2022 Evo II revision.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Miswritten as 2019