The Audi R8 LMS Ultra (Type 42) is an upgraded version of the Audi R8 LMS 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 larger engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler, relocated steering hydraulics oil cooler to the vehicle's midsection, enlarged air vents, and improved airflow to radiator and interior.
The front wheels are 18-inch O.Z. 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 as a mid Class B car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1284
- MAX rank: 1473
- MAX+PRO rank: 1595
- Tuning Kit bonus: +43
- Nitro efficiency: 9/14/19
As of the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the R8 LMS Ultra is now a high Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1213
- MAX rank: 1384
- MAX+PRO rank: 1545
- Tuning Kit bonus: ?
The Audi R8 LMS Ultra's primary performance advantage is its blazingly quick acceleration – at its release, 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. It still stands as the second-fastest accelerating car in B Class, though, only behind the MP4/8.
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 R8 LMS Ultra currently remains as the second best choice for Audi-only events (after the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition). However, as of the 2021 Summer Update, the R8 e-tron SE was moved to Low Class D, so it has regained its spot as the best choice for Audi-only events.
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.
While the Audi R8 LMS Ultra's acceleration is an advantage over most cars at the start, it isn't necessarily the best car for Multiplayer due to its poor nitro efficiency and low top speed.
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 a poor choice 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 can be considered as a downgraded version of the McLaren MP4/8, both possessing low top speed, extreme acceleration, and good drifting. Any players who drive this car (along with the MP4/8) should pick short and twisty tracks (eg. Dubai), and always avoid 2-3 Laps. Unlike the MP4/8, the R8 LMS has a poor nitrous efficiency, rated at 9/14/19 instead of the MP4/8's 5/10/15, so it is advised that the drivers should acquire good nitro management skills before driving this car in MP.
With the Heatwave Season on August 30, 2018, that rebalanced matchmaking by top speed instead of performance rating, the R8 LMS Ultra is now usable with its rapid acceleration.
The Audi R8 LMS Ultra originally cost 625,000 to purchase. The Munich Update increased the R8 LMS Ultra's cost to 2,400 for player accounts created after November 13, 2017. The R8 LMS Ultra's price was then decreased on March 24, 2018 to 1,950. As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update the R8 LMS costs 3,750.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|
|Q7 • R8 • R8 e-tron • R8 e-tron Special Edition • R8 GT • R8 LMS Ultra • RS 3 Sportback • RS 4 Avant • RS 5 Coupé • S4 • S5 • TT Roadster 3.2 quattro • TT RS • TTS Coupé|