Audi R8 GT Spyder
Audi has announced the R8 GT Spyder, just a year after the R8 GT. It will be run in limited edition of just 333 cars. However, all units of the open-top sports car are already sold out.
R8 GT Spyder is powered by the famous 5.2 FSI V10 engine from Gallardo – 560PS (412 kW) and 540Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph). Just staggering results, mainly because of the curb weight of the car – 1640 kg, which means 85 kg less than R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro.
The R8 GT Spyder comes standard with an automated 6-speed R tronic gearbox with two fully automatic modes. There is a launch control program, too. Nice!
All power is put on the road through permanent all-wheel-drive – Quattro. More of the power is send to the rear wheels, which means less understeering and more fun.
The whole car is lowered with 10 mm and sits on 19" alloy wheels fitted with 235/35 tires at the front and 295/30 at the rear. The large, lightweight carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs decelerate the car with supreme ease. The ESP stabilization program has a sport mode and can also be deactivated entirely.
The soft-top roof deploys or retracts in 19 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph).
2011 Audi R8 GT Spyder is priced at €207 800.