Audi has taken the wraps off its all-new GT4 contender, the R8 LMS GT4, which will make its race debut in next month’s Nürburgring 24.

The unveil came Tuesday evening at the New York International Auto Show and expands Audi Sport customer racing’s range to three models, alongside the R8 LMS GT3 car and the RS 3 LMS TCR entry.

The car, produced on the same assembly line as the Audi R8 Coupe V10, shares more than 60 percent of components from its road-going counterpart.

It features a 5.2-liter V10 engine, estimated to producers nearly 500 horsepower and controlled under the SRO GT4 regulations.

The GT4 platform has seen a recent rapid growth to championships worldwide, including Pirelli World Challenge…

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