Here is the new Audi R8 GT Spyder. The Audi R8 GT Spyder follows the release of the Audi R8 GT last year. Like its hard top brother the R8 GT Spyder is limited to just 333 units and carries a base price of 207,800 Euro in Germany.
At the heart of the new Audi is a powered-up version of the standard R8 Spyder’s 5.2-liter V10 engine kicking out 552 hp. Drive is sent through a standard six-speed sequential-manual gearbox with paddle-shift capability and a viscous-coupling Quattro all-wheel-drive system set up to provide a nominal rear-wheel-drive bias.
It’s not just more power, though. At 1,640 kg, the R8 GT Spyder is 85 kg lighter than its base car, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro and just 15 kg heavier than the R8 GT. The Audi Space Frame (ASF) body, consisting of cast nodes, extruded sections and aluminum panels, accounts for just 214 kg of the total weight.
Each car will have its own build number stamped into the top of the gear lever to remind drivers that the long rear side panels, the front bumper, the rear spoiler and the rear bumper are all made of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), which saves 5.5kg over the standard R8 spyder.
The Audi R8 GT Spyder catapults from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph).
Aluminum double wishbones locate the wheels, and the rack-and-pinion power steering provides intimate contact with the road. Taut tuning lowers the body by approximately 10 millimeters (0.39 in).
The open high-performance sports car has 19-inch wheels, with 235/35 tires up front and 295/30 tires 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.