The Audi R8 LMS ultra (Type 42) is an upgraded version of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car.
The Audi R8 LMS ultra is an Audi R8 LMS with CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) doors equipped with high-energy absorbing new crash foams, new PS1 safety seats developed by Audi, and an updated 6-speed sequential transmission that provides additional reserves on long-distance drives.
Depending on restrictor regulations, the 5.2L V10's engine power can be at most 562 hp (419 kW), with higher torque at lower engine speeds, a lerger engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler, relocated steering hydraulics oil cooler to the vehicle's midsection, enlarged air vents, and improved air flow to radiator and interior.
The front wheels are 18-inch wheels with Michelin 30-65/18 tires, and front wheel brake cooling has been optimized. Just like the regular R8 LMS, the LMS ultra is rear-wheel-drive.
The Audi R8 LMS Ultra was added in the Tenerife Update.
The Audi R8 LMS is a Class B car, with a starting rank of 1284 (shared with the Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI due to both cars having exactly identical starting top speed and nitro stats), a MAX rank of 1473, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1595. The car receives +43 from Tuning Kits.
The Audi R8 LMS Ultra's primary performance advantage is its blazingly quick acceleration – when added, it dethroned the Savage Rivale GTR and was the fastest accelerating car in the game until the TRION NEMESIS, McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, and McLaren MP4/8 in the Santa's Gift Update, Championship Update, and Lunar New Year 2017 Update, respectively. The car otherwise shares the same performance traits with the Audi R8 e-tron: a very high nitro stat that comes at the cost of low nitro efficiency (9/14/19), average top speed for its rank, and decent handling.
The Audi R8 LMS Ultra costs 625,000 to purchase and 1,822,000 to max out. Pro Kits require 977,250, 11 of each Class B Parts card, 4 V10 Engines, 4 Initial Tech cards, 4 Early Tech cards, and 12 Mid-Tech cards.
While the Audi R8 LMS Ultra's acceleration could give it an advantage over most cars, it isn't necessarily the best car for Multiplayer, as given its poor nitro efficiency and low top speed, the R8 LMS Ultra's competitiveness is not very high as a result. An upgrade configuration of 1405 2555 gives a rank of B1520 and a total speed of 253 mph (408 km/h), which, while higher than most cars with similar upgrade configurations that yield a similar rank, is not always a wise idea as cars like the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, McLaren MP4/8, Aston Martin Vulcan, and even the Sbarro Alcador can yield higher total speeds (and better overall stats) at a similar rank.
The R8 LMS Ultra currently remains the best choice for Audi-only events, though. It also has the added bonus of being in the "Hot Summer" collection. As part of the Sbarro Sparta's Enduro Double Down event, the details of which are seen here, the Audi R8 LMS Ultra is one of the Enduro Cars for that event.