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Saturday, June 4, 2011

2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder Price, Specification and Feature; Sports version of Audi R8 (Audi R8 GT Spyder)

The Audi R8 is one of the most desirable sports cars of the decade. Audi came up with the idea of making a hardcore version of the popular sports car and thus the R8 GT was born. Now, the standard R8 could be described as a civilized supercar that could be used everyday for trips to the shops except for your weekend groceries. The R8 GT is a supercar that has been designed to give the driver a taste of what its like behind the wheel of a race car rather than a low-slung exotic that would only be used on a Saturday night drive to the pub.

In short, the Audi R8 GT is a lightweight supercar with a V10 heart that wants to go round the Nurburgring every time you strap yourselves in the ultra lightweight racing seats. Now, with the Audi R8 GT Spyder, you can even enjoy the glorious V10 howl as you tackle the Nordschleife. The V10 bloodhound pumps out 560 bhp which is 35 bhp more compared to the standard V10 powered R8 Spyder.

The Audi R8 GT Spyder with its jumped up V10 and feather weight construction, takes it from standstill to 100 kph in 3.8 seconds. The lightweight supercar will reach speeds upto 317 kph if offered with a straight but of tarmac that is. Of course, Audi has had to put the R8 Spyder on a strict diet to achieve these figures. Audi engineers have managed to shave 85 kg off the R8 Spyder. This might not sound much but it has definitely turned the R8 Spyder into hardcore race car, almost.

Carbon fibre has been used to keep the weight in check. Secondly, aerodynamic upgrades including the signature R8 GT spoiler has been added for rear downforce. Up front, a dual lip spoiler helps with front end grip. The car now has to do with less sound isolation which is a good thing and thinner glass again to keep the weight of the car to the minimum. Apart from the usual standard buts and pieces, a very racer car-ish built-in lap timer has been added.

Like the coupe, the Audi R8 GT Spyder will be a limited edition offering with only 333 examples on the roads. So, you would think, owning one would mean shelling out a considerable amount of cash and you would be right as this car costs €207,800 in Germany.


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