Meet the Audi R8 GT Spyder

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An enthusiast’s dream performance car, limited edition Audi R8 GT Spyder is now available around the world with only 333 copies.  For more exclusivity, the individual vehicle number is displayed on the gear shift distinguishes.

Lighter captivating and powerful, the new R8 GT Spyder from Audi weighs just 1.640 kilograms. That’s 85 kilograms less than its technical basis, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro.  Under the hood, Audi will place a 5.2 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 560 HP. This car will sprint from 0 to 100 km/s in 3.8 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 317 km/h.  The impressive V10 with an aluminum crankcase draws its fuel from an FSI direct injection system. Dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil under maximum lateral or straight-line acceleration.

Because we’re talking about great performances, the engine frame is made of ultra-light magnesium; the long cover over the soft-top compartment and the large side panels at the rear are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). CFRP is also used for the modified front spoiler, the fixed rear spoiler and the new rear bumper.

Audi R8 GT Spyder comes standard with an automated six-speed R tronic transmission with two fully automatic modes.  Because it has an additional manual mode, the driver can shift gears using the paddles on the steering wheel or by flicking the joystick.

The suspension system includes aluminum double wishbones locate the wheels and the rack-and-pinion power steering.  The last Audi jewel sits on 19 inches wheels (with 235/35 tires up front and 295/30 tires at the rear) and it also has carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs. The ESP stabilization program has a sport mode and can also be deactivated entirely.  As the previous model, the car has rear-biased four-wheel-drive together with a standard-fit six-speed R tronic ‘box with launch control.

The prices for the new Audi R8 GT Spyder are not cheap at all- $210.000. That doesn’t include the $1,200 destination charge, taxes or optional equipment like carbon-ceramic brakes or Bang & Olufsen sound system.

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Meet the Audi R8 GT Spyder

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