Audi To Let Any Slob Race An R8 LMS On The 'RingS

Forget driving a Chevy Volt at Milford, how about an Audi R8 LMS race car in a race! Audi is offering customers the opportunity to drive factory-backed R8s in races backed by professional racing teams — for a price.

Call it the ultimate driving experience, or maybe the most ridiculous thing Audi's ever done, but they're actually going to let paying customers drive R8 LMS race cars in races. The "Audi Race Experience" puts the customer into the hands of Audi factory racing's Team Joest, who will train the customer and act as crew during one of six VLN races on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The customer has the option of going solo or running with a professional driver and will not be held to any kind of multi-race commitment, just pay for the ticket, get some training, and hurl yourself into the green abyss. Brilliant! [Quattroholic]