It was primarily designed for multiple race series including the European FIA GT3 Championship and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Due to the regulations of the FIA GT3 class, the Audi R8 LMS uses a rear-wheel drive configuration.
In 2011, Audi Sport Team WRT won the 64th running of the 24 Hours of Spa, with 22 hours led by their cars.
Need for Speed: Shift
The Audi R8 LMS appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 5 car with a 15.30 car rating. It is unlocked after reaching Driver Level 20.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The R8 LMS appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern GT3 car, based on the #3 Team Rosberg Audi R8 LMS. It is purchasable for $378,000 and featured with an A 1590 performance rating and 5.05 handling rating.
- Two style variants of the Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro in Need for Speed: World feature liveries based on the Audi R8 LMS in Need for Speed: Shift.