Meet the Audi R8 GRAND-AM sports racer, which just debuted at the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Teams APR Motorsport and Oryx Racing each fielded one of the newly developed customer cars in the GT class of the legendary endurance event.

Just debuted at the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

The R8 GRAND-AM is of course based on the storied marque’s awesome R8 supercar, which we plan to get our gloves on soon.

It sure shows the versatility of the famed German marque, which is celebrating it’s incredible Quattro AWD system meanwhile.

And we’d say these guys are going to give Patrick Dempsey a run for his money…

Audi R8 GRAND-AM

Click to enlarge (Tom Frascone)

Click to enlarge (courtesy of Audi)