Audi's New 552bhp R8 GT Spyder unvealed

Audi has revealed this lightweight, high performance GT version of its R8 Spyder.

Power from its 5.2-litre V10 engine has been increased from 518bhp to 552bhp, and its 0-100kph time has been cut to 3.8sec. Its top speed is now 317kph. The R8 GT Spyder also gets a six-speed R tronic transmission as standard.

Audi has slashed 85kg from the all-wheel drive R8 Spyder’s kerb weight to 1640kg in the GT, mainly with the adoption of cabronfibre for some body panels, the modified front spoiler, fixed rear spoiler and new rear bumper.

Styling changes include add-on parts in titanium grey, a dual lip front splitter, a revised front bumper, red GT badges, round exhaust tailpipes, an enlarged rear diffuser and dark LED taillights behind clear glass.

The all-black interior is where the most drastic weight saving has taken place; the addition of new bucket seats saved 31.5kg on their own. Like the GT version of the coupe before it, production of the Audi R8 GT Spyder will be capped at 333 units.


that's it for now.............Drive safe make sure you wear your seat belts and please do not use high beams........


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