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Fill Your Ears With The Screaming V10 Of An Audi R8 LMS At Full Attack

Photo credit: Jacob Barkey - Sawmill Creative
Photo credit: Jacob Barkey - Sawmill Creative

There’s nothing like the sense of speed you get from a roof-mounted camera. Because it’s dumb and bad to try car surfing on a race car, we’ve got video from on top of an Audi R8 LMS flying down Road America that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Turn up the volume, and let’s enjoy a good V10 howl.

This footage comes via Kyle Marcelli in the No. 2 CRP Motorsports / Devilbiss Audi R8 LMS during Friday practice before last weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge races. If you’ve ever wanted to sit down and watch some good, fairly open laps of Road America, this is how it’s done.

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Road America is not short, at 4.048 miles in length, yet this car just eats up those four miles like it’s nothing. Watching this Audi bounce off the curbs like a vehicular ping-pong ball is oddly mesmerizing. I think it’s all the engine noise.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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bradleyland
Brad Landers

Man, I just love unedited on-board video. I play a lot of ProjectCARS on PS4, and am anxiously awaiting the release of Assetto Corsa this summer. It’s really wild to watch video like this and spot places where I could refine my line, or push my braking points a bit.

For example, it’s always surprising to me how instinctual early apexing is. Once you begin to feel a circuit, the early apex urge goes away, but watching this video, I can see some spots where I’m still too turning in too early.

For me, it’s T5 (0:57 in the video) & T11 (1:40 in the video). I always brake too late on T5 (it’s a fast downhill braking zone), and get antsy, resulting in early turn-in. T11 is a very fast right-hander. You lift for a moment (little or no brake) and you have to fight your instinct to start turning when you see the corner.

Then I imagine how much harder it must be when you’re actually doing 150+ MPH, downhill in to some of these turns. Amazing.