Audi R8 fans have a new reason for joy after the weekend that just passed. The German car manufacturer presented R8 GT official information and photos, a sporty version of the model from Ingolstadt will be produced in a limited edition of 333 copies. 193,000 euros will be the price to pay if you want to own this awesome supercar.
Among the changes that it has received by R8 V10 Coupe is distinguished especially changes related to implementation of solutions to improve weight loss of the car. Audi engineers have managed so to cut 100 kg of unladen mass R8 by fitting a thinner windshield glass, changed rear spoiler, thinning the substitution’s rear hatch, rear spoiler and the dark side “blade“, replacing them with elements made of lightweight carbon fiber and reinforced plastic. The total mass of the Audi R8 GT comes to 1525 kilograms.
Exterior changes are worthy of a performance version of a sports model and include a color grille matte black, a carbon fiber rear splitter mounted at the bumper, “blades” which receive the same treatment side and matte black 19 inch rims with 235/35 front tires and 295/30 on the rear.
Changes were made especially to the R8‘s engine. While talking about the same 5.2-liter V10 available with quattro four-wheel drive, German engineers have changed the CPU settings to get from 525 to 560 hp, peak torque of R8 GT now reaching 540 Nm / 6500 rpm.In these conditions, the R8 reaches 3.6 seconds from 0-100 km/h and the top speed reached is 320 km/h.
R8 GT version will be available both for those who want to use the car to daily life (Alcantara, satellite navigation, Bang & Olufsen audio system) and for those who need a circuit car, Audi giving them the opportunity to mount the factory roll bar red or black.