340 hp and aerodynamics created without a wind tunnel

Reinforcing its racing program, Audi Sport has just confirmed that it will continue to support its customers in the FIA ​​WTCR Championship. In total there will be four cars that the firm puts on the grid, four of these brutal Audi RS 3 LMS that have just been revealed.

This movement is pure marketing to create hype, since the production car for the street has not yet been presented, so Audi has decided to stage the RS 3 LMS but still dressed in a camouflage that by the way looks great on it. .

Audi RS 3 LMS: racing philosophy

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The previous generation of Audi RS 3 LMS It has achieved the milestone of capturing the highest number of units produced by a model for the TCR, with 183 cars placed on the scene that achieved 764 podiums in 1,051 races held around the world with 279 victories and 16 drivers’ titles.

For this new generation, the Audi RS 3 LMS becomes even more racing if possible, according to the brand itself to offer the best possible starting point for their teams to opt for victory with guarantees.

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Externally, the RS 3 LMS varies to adapt to the TCR regulations with a front width of 1.95 meters, but integrating more aerofinamic shapes than before. The front has new air inlets for engine cooling, in addition to reinforcing the channeling to the brakes.

All the aerodynamics have been worked on by computer using computational fluid dynamics without doing a single test in a wind tunnel. At the rear, the huge fixed spoiler together with a single exhaust outlet located in the center of the car.

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For the mechanics the Audi RS 3 LMS uses a EA888 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine with 340 hp which retains the standard block, cylinder head, crankshaft, timing, intake, injection and turbo manifolds, as well as the Magneti Marelli electronics. The modifications come from part of a new air filter and racing exhaust line.

Cooling has also been improved with a pair of radiators placed horizontally and anchored on silent blocks to resist shocks in case of leaving the track.

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The transmission has been conveniently renewed with a new 800 gr lighter bi-disc racing clutch to reduce inertia. The gearbox is a six-speed Hewland with pneumatic cam drive. The limited-slip differential is also new and can be adjusted from the outside.

At the chassis level the Audi RS 3 LMS allows a finer set-up with a McPherson scheme on the front axle with quick adjustments via swingarm replacements. On the four-link rear axle there are new connecting rods and the chassis allows deep changes in a short time, such as in the height of the body and the distance of the subframes.

Audi Rs 3 Lms 2021 020 The brake calipers are six-piston and for the first time include their own ventilation on the front axle.

This philosophy also extends to stabilizer bars with a quick coupling system. In total there are nine adjustment options on the front axle and six on the rear, with adjustments also available via springs and shock absorbers.

There are also safety improvements on the new Audir RS 3 LMS with a new stronger roll cage, six-point seat belt, Audi Sport Protection seat shifted to the center for greater safety in the event of a side impact. The roof hatch and the polycarbonate rear window are standard.

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What we do not know is the price, but this Audi RS 3 LMS is sure to be tremendously fast and exciting.

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