Audi R8 GT Convertible going to L.A. Auto Show image

The German based automaker Audi is planning to introduce its R8 GT Convertible in the United States with a first step being made in this direction by presenting the supercar at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

The Audi R8 GT Convertible has already seen daylight with the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and the automaker will also presented over-seas at the L.A. Auto Show in November, planning to introduce it to the United States auto market starting from early next year.

The Audi R8 GT Convertible takes its power from a 5.2 liter V8 engine which is developing a total output of 560 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, enabling the supercar to hit 60 mph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 196.97 mph.

The German supercar will be available for its North American customers starting from early 2012 when the R8 GT Convertible will hit the Audi over-seas showrooms at an entry-level price of 220.000 USD.

With the R8 GT Convertible being ready for shipping, Audi is planning to reveal 12 new models in the next 12 months, with the facelifted A4, the new generation of the A3 which will battle the BMW 1-Series and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, both of them being scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, the facelifted version of the R8, the RS1, RS6, RS5 Convertible and R8 E-Tron, also previewed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.