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Own This RS 3 LMS Touring Race Car Now

The Audi RS 3 LMS was bred solely for track use and it shows in the carefully constructed design.

Built for the Track

Audi put together another incredible racing machine in the RS 3 LMS. This edition of the popular RS 3 is built strictly for racing purposes. It’s currently legal for multiple racing series as is. And this particular model, slightly used, is on sale through PistonHeads for approximately $150,000 USD.

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Less Power = More Winning?

But don’t think that the downsized engine means downsized performance. The RS 3 LMS is packed with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSFI engine that delivers 330hp to the front wheels. It may seem counter-intuitive to the casual race fan, but opting for a smaller, lighter setup is often a recipe for success on the track. The prime example being the TOM’s Supra which swapped out its 2JZ-GTE for a lighter four-cylinder Beams 3S-GTE and finally beat out the Nissan Skyline.

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>>Join the conversation about this RS 3 LMS for sale right here in the Audi World Forum!

Extreme Weight Savings

The end result is a racer that is far lighter than the street-legal variant. Aiding the weight savings is the plethora of aluminum, carbon fiber, magnesium, and composite parts. In fact, the heaviest portion of the car is its steel chassis and cage. Everything else is comprised of lightweight materials. In total, the RS 3 LMS shaved 1,000 lbs and weighs just 2,458 lbs – or less than a 2013 Miata Club.

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>>Join the conversation about this RS 3 LMS for sale right here in the Audi World Forum!