Yep, but competition rules mean it’s not as powerful as the road car. The same set of rules also prohibit all-wheel drive. So the 5.2-litre N/A V10 delivers up to 495bhp (the exact amount varies, and depends on Balance of Performance regulations), channelled to the rear wheels only via a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox and mechanical LSD. A different exhaust, ECU map and a restrictor plate are the only engine mods. A full rebuild is required after 20,000kms.
0-62mph is said to take under four seconds, and the top speed is in excess of 155mph. The dry weight is 1,460kg before ballast.
“Rebound and compression adjustable racing-specific dampers and springs, as well as adjustable stabilisers” have been added to the road car’s double-wishbone setup, the brakes are steel and equipped with the road car’s ABS system, and the steering is from the R8 GT3.