2014/02/14A 606 hp, road legal super sports car with MICHELIN tyres takes almost two seconds off the existing lap record.
The time was officially clocked at 1:29.89 as AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS test driver Guido Naumann speed across the finishing line at the Sachsenring. “Two laps to warm up the tyres, then go for broke”, Naumann commented coolly after his record lap. “The R8 LMS’s 606 hp certainly helped but the MICHELIN Sport Cup’s qualities - size 295/30 ZR 18s on the front, 345/30 ZR 19s at the rear” - also stood me in good stead.
The new record is almost two seconds faster then the previous time, clocked by a 730 hp Corvette ZR1.
The experienced tester delivered a clear testimony for the MTM R8: “The combination of power and grip resulted in a comparatively smooth record run. The record lap was a doddle.”
MTM took care of the power and MICHELIN took care of the grip. The record breaking car boasts a V10 engine delivering power at 8,000 rpm. The power unit develops its maximum torque of 560 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
The extra driving fun will set you back less than 4,000 euros at MTM.
The complete story of the record of the MTM R8 LMS you find in AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS 3_2014.