Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2012 Audi R8 with GMG Roll Bar, JRZ Coilover Suspension, Custom Upholstered Sparco Racing Seats, and HRE Wheels

List of Parts Upgraded and Services Performed at GMG Racing:

Custom Upholstered Sparco Racing Seats

As an alternative to the factory Audi R8 GT Alcantara Bucket Seats that are only available in Europe, we reupholstered the Sparco EVO 2 Racing Seats in leather and diamond stitched alcantara to match the R8's luxurious interior and mounted it on our GMG R8 seat base

GMG Audi R8 Seat Base for Aftermarket Racing Seats

The GMG Racing Audi R8 seat base utilizes the factory seat mounting provisions and provide a low-profile, flat surface for mounting aftermarket racing seats. The seat base is specific to the Audi R8 and are compatible with racing seats from leading manufacturers such as Sparco, Recaro, or Sabelt race seats, in both 12" and 14" wide frame sizes.

Unlike off the shelf seat bases from other manufacturers, the GMG Racing seatbase presents a solution to install the seats with lowest profile with the height of only 0.4375". The lower height achieved by the GMG Racing seat base will help position the driver's head to be lower than the top of the vehicle’s roll bar and maintain clearance from the headliner as well as giving additional helmet room. For easy installation, provisions for 12" and 14" wide seats are pre-drilled and tapped; with its precision CNC design, the provisions are perfectly parallel for smooth operation of the seat sliders.

To provide a strong flex-free mount, the GMG Racing seat base is constructed with 1/4" thick laser cut steel and features an attractive pocketed design for weight savings. In addition to the mounting holes provided for standard bolt-on installation, the GMG Racing base has a wide metal platform to allow custom mounting of side mounts direct to the base (drilling required). The seat base also feature threaded holes to directly mount 6 harnesses using SAE approved 7/16x20 hardware without drilling through the floor pan; to accommodate different driver heights, there are multiple locations. The base is powder coated in a black finish.

In order to properly install racing seats in your vehicle, you will need one (1) of each of the following, per seat:

Bottom Mount Seat

-GMG Racing Seat Base
-Track Set*
-Bottom Mount Hardware Kit

Side Mount Seat

-GMG Racing Seat Base
-Track Set*
-Side Mount
-Side Mount Hardware Kit

*The Track Set allows for forward and backward adjustment of the seat


- CNC laser cut steel construction and pocketed for weight savings
- Total height 0.4375". Lowest profile floor mount available
- Squared rail mounts for narrow and wide frame side mounts and sliders.
- Integrated base for 5/6 point harness mounts pre-threaded for proper 7/16x20 SAE approved seat belt anchors
- Optional provisions for OEM inside seat belt mount available
- Will fit with Sparco, Recaro, OR Sabelt race seats

GMG Audi R8 Roll Bar

The GMG Racing Audi R8 Roll Bar is strong and versatile for both street and track use. Like all of our roll bar models, the GMG R8 bolt-in roll bar features US Made 4130 Chrome-Moly Tubing that has been TIG welded and normalized for superior strength and rigidity. To accommodate taller drivers, the GMG R8 bolt-in rollbar also allows the seats to fully slide back and offer more leg room.

For spirited driving and weekend track events, this bolt-in rollbar is definitely a good investment for increased safety without sacrificing versatility.


- 1 piece design

- Made of 4130 chrome-moly

- Meticulously TIG welded and normalized at all joints.

- Can be used with stock seatbelts or 6point harnesses for track use

- Designed to work with stock seats or any aftermarket seat on the market.

- Offers the driver and passenger full movement of the seat for maximum leg room.

- Bar comes complete all hardware needed to install.

- Finished in satin black powder coat - optional colors available

- Made to order and individually serialized with laser etched plaques

GMG Racing/JRZ Suspension Audi R8 RS Pro Coilovers

GMG Racing is proud to introduce the GMG/JRZ signature RS Pro line of performance dampers for Audi models that have been developed through our motorsport partnership with JRZ.

GMG Racing and JRZ have spent over a year developing and refining the RS Pro system of dampers for road going R8’s. Now you can take advantage of GMG’s multi race winning technology for your road going Audi.

About the RS Pro Line

The RS Pro line offers the best high performance club sport damper available today. Combining the best aspects of our RS and 2-way racing damper, the RS Pro gives the owner ultimate suspension tuning ability while maintaining compliance for driving on public roads. A monotube double adjustable damper with adjustable gas pressure, the RS Pro offers an increased adjustment range allowing the user to tune the car to their needs further. The RS Pro is available as a complete kit with springs and mounting hardware.

Taking club sport performance to the next level, the RS Pro has a remote canister with a digressive blow off system. Digressive blow off allows for a stiff compression valving while maintaining smooth response. The result is a damper that provides ultra solid platform with smooth bump compliance. JRZ standard 22mm piston rods maximize flow to the blow off valve response to great chassis control without using a high spring rate. To customize track to track setups and tailor the chassis to the JRZ RS Pro has an extra large adjustment range. Each adjustment is designed to be an even step giving you predictability when making changes.

The JRZ dampers are a direct replacement – double adjustable damper which works with all road going R8’s that are used on the street and on the track.


• 22mm rod strut, 16mm rod damper
• 12 clicks of compression, 24 clicks of rebound
• Adjustable gas pressure, monotube
• Piston designed for high performance
• Large adjustment range
• Fixed hoses for easy mounting, available quick disconnect fittings
• Remote reservoir or piggyback canister


• Better chassis control for higher rate springs / power /aero
• Street ride, racing performance
• Easy to change configurations


Application include R8 4.2 , R8 5.2 , R8 GT

Spring rates are fully customizable your choice or we will gladly recommend a spring rate for you.

Installation, corner balance, alignment available at GMG.

About JRZ & Motorsports Partership with GMG Racing

JRZ a leader in racing damper technology with 50 years of experience in research and development of suspension and damper design for racing, rally and industrial applications. JRZ is the official partner and supplier to GMG’s 5 car Audi R8 LMS GT3 program that is running in the Pirelli World Challenge GT series.

International Shipping is Available and Wholesale Inquiries are Welcomed

Professional installation is available at our facilities in Orange County, California.

GMG products are also available worldwide through our growing dealer network in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Pacific:

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