Saturday, May 1, 2010

Audi R8 GT

Audi has revealed its highest performance version of its R8 supercar to date, the R8 GT. Limited to only 333 units the R8 GT ups the performance level by subtracting 220 pounds of weight and bringing the horsepower total of the V10 engine up to 560. Together this allows the R8 GT accelerate to 62 mph from standstill in only 3.6* seconds and achieve a top speed of 199 mph. Audi says that it achieved the weight reduction by substituting many of the body and interior bits with carbon fiber versions. The R8 GT also features more aggressive styling to set it apart from the other R8s with its fixed rear spoiler, bigger exhausts, front and rear bumpers, and its trademark side blades in black.While not announced initially, it is expected that a portion of the 333 R8 GTs produced will come to the US in the near future.

*Remember that the 3.6 second acceleration time quoted by Audi does not include rollout that American magazine tests use. The regular R8 V10 with S-Tronic has achieved a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds in American testing, expect the R8 GT to be quicker still.

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