With the Audi R8 and most of its versions being old news, the Ingolstadt based company had to do something to keep their halo car within the eyes of the public.
They didn’t go for the flamboyant replacement and stuck to the facelift and specially tuned idea. Enter the Audi R8 GT.
Receiving a generally applauded welcome from the media, much like other versions of the R8, the GT version is soon to be available in convertible form as well.
Coming up next is the entire list of details the Germans laid out for us interested parties regarding their newest and most interesting car, the Audi R8 GT Spyder.
Power comes from the same 5.2 liter FSI V10 unit you can find in the coupe which means it develops 560 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque.
Lightness is a also a big part of the Audi R8 GT Spyder appeal. Even with the added weight of the electric soft top which takes just 19 seconds to deploy, the whole car only weighs 3616 lbs.
The low weight is achieved via a great design which was aluminium to begin with and now employs carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials in the construction of most of the body panels and the somewhat less known, glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) for the seats.
Add up all this awesomeness with either a manual or a DSG gearbox and a Quattro four wheel drive system and the Audi R8 GT Spyder makes for some damn interesting performance details.
0 to 62 is promised to be achieved in 3.8 seconds and if bravery is on your side, you may be able to hit the impressive 197 mph mark.
On the visual front, Audi decked the R8 GT Spyder with a new dual-lip front spoiler, carbon fiber winglets on the front bumper, round tailpipes at the back, a larger rear diffuser and a rear wing and even some very street like “smoked” LED taillights.
The rest of the appeal will have to come from the exclusivity of the Audi R8 GT Spyder. According to the Germans, only 333 units will ever be made and that’s a bit of a worry.
For starters, not many will have the chance to get one and secondly, the prices in Germany (which should be the lowest around) will be starting at the equivalent of $370.000.
Since there isn’t much nerdilicious information available right now, you may as well enjoy the various shapes and angles the Audi R8 GT was gifted with.