Audi R8 GT Official Photos and Specs
Audi has officially launched the R8 GT. The Audi R8 GT is a limited-production monster on four wheels. The R8 GT is based on the R8 V10 but the GT is much lighter and more powerful than its normal sibling.
To reduce the weight of the R8 GT, Audi has fitted the R8 with a windscreen constructed of thinner glass, a lighter rear spoiler, a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic rear hatch, rear bumper and side blades. Even caps of the carbon fiber ceramic brake discs have been modified to save weight, the results are clear, the Audi R8 GT weight 1,525kg (3,362.05 lb) which is 100kg lighter than the ordinary V10 R8.
Audi R8 GT Engine Specifications
Although the engine is still the same as the V10 R8, a 5.2-litre V10 it has been modified to deliver more power. After remapping the ECU the power is up from 386 kW (518 bhp/ 525 PS) to 412 kW (553 bhp / 560 PS). And yes, it’s exactly the same as the Lamborghini LP-560-4. Also the torque is a bit more: 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) at 6,500rpm. If the road is dry, the quattro system will send 85% to the rear wheels.
The R8 GT is fitted with the R Tronic sequential manual transmission. It have to be said that is not as good as the DSG, but have perfected it to a level that it really doesn’t matter that much. The 0 – 100 km/h(0-62MPH) sprint, when launched with the Launch Control system, takes just 3.6 seconds and the top speed is 320 km/h (199 mph).
The R8 GT is fitted with some matt titanium gray struts and slats in the air intakes and a matt black front grille.
Standard wheels are 19-inch forged with 8.5J x 19 up front and 11J x 19 at the rear carry 235/35 and 295/30 tyres respectively. If you want oyu can order a optional 305/30.
Even thought the R8 GT is a street monster, inside is still a luxurious Audi that features Alcantara trim, MMI navigation, a B&O sound with numerous speakers and automatic climate control.
Prices start from €193,000 in Germany and only 333 examples will be made. Even thought the R8 GT is more expensive than the standard R8 V10, it’s still much better value than the Lambo Lp560.