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Audi R8 GT: How to activate the Race Mode

Audi R8 GT

As you might know the Audi R8 GT comes with a race mode, at least optional in Germany. Read on how to activate it!

There’s no switch involved when choosing Race Mode, at least not in the conventional sense—they’ve made activation a little more difficult to ensure that the driver has fully contemplated the ramifications of such a decision. (Germany has lawyers, too.)

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the front luggage compartment and locate a removable panel that hides some of the car’s electrical bits.

Step 2: Remove the panel; if you’re greeted by a pair of positive battery leads, you’re in the right place. If you don’t see them, you might be fiddling with someone else’s car.

Step 3: The lower post is for street use. Switch the battery cable to the upper one, and you’re in Race Mode. It’s that simple.

Once that’s done, the Race Mode indicator lamp on the center console is illuminated and the kill switches become active; one is located on the exterior at the base of the windshield, and the other sits in what looks like a modified Audi ashtray, located in the forward center cup holder.