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New Audi R8 GT V10 Review, Test, Price, Engine

As if the regular Audi R8 with a V10 engine wasn’t enough, Audi is bringing even more powerful, exclusive, stripped down version of R8 with a full name Audi R8 GT. The new bolder Audi R8 is also faster than any of the previous versions.

The limited production Audi R8 GT features the same excellent 5.2-liter V-10 engine but the power has been boosted to a stellar 412kW (560hp); the car has been put on a noticeable diet and has lost about 100kg (220lb). As a result the performance numbers are more than rewarding, Audi R8 GT goes from 0-100km/h (62mph) in just 3.6 seconds and reaches top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


The R8 name is very renowned in the auto industry. Both production models Audi R8 (V8) and Audi R8 (V10) have already won prestigious award, “World Performance car”, awarded in 2008(V8) and 2010(V10). At the other hand, the race car Audi R8 LMS won 23 races in its first season and claimed three championships. Total of 333 Audi R8 GTs will be made, each with a production number written on a shift stick.

Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro is using well known Audi Space Frame technology known for excellent rigidity and low weight. The whole body weighs only 210 kilograms (462 lb). Aluminum is widely used in the vehicle and the engine is largely made of ultra lightweight magnesium keeping the weight center as close to the ground. Most of the ASF body is built by hand, and only the finest Audi engineering experts are allowed to work on Audi R8 manufacturing process. They all have more than 20 years of firsthand experience in their field. Everything is controlled by a dozens of supercomputers, taking care that everything is according to the strict specifications.

The final weight of R8 5.2 FSI Quattro is only 1,625 kg (3,582lb). But the new AudiR8 GT model needed even more weight savings. They set their goal at 1,525 kg (3,362 lb) and working on a small scale they have managed to succeed and have matched that desired weight.

The windshield of R8 GT is made of thinner glass; special stronger lightweight materials are used in the engine area and around the cockpit cutting the weight kilogram by kilogram. They shaved every possible gram of weight from power brake system, aluminium caps of the brake discs and the battery. Air intake module has been modified and lost more than 2.5 kilograms (5. 5 lb).

Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Cockpit has also been a subject of change, and with some smart ideas and detailed planning, the Audi R8 GT has lost more than 31.5 kilograms (70lb) only from the interior space.

Speaking about technical specifications, Audi R8 GT measures 4.43 meters (14.53 ft) long, 1.93 meters (6.33 ft) wide and only 1.23 meters (4,04 ft) high. It produces even more downforce than the regular R8 without an increase in Cd value (0.36) or frontal area (1.99m2).
Audi R8 GT is using LED (light-emitting diodes) headlights, producing homogenous light at every weather and light conditions. They have a long service life, low energy requirements and are especially good looking. Successfully used in Audi marketing campaigns, they are now being widely used in auto world. 19” special alloy wheels are coming as a standard with an Audi R8 GT.

You can choose from four colors including: Samoa Orange metallic, Suzuka Gray metallic, Ice Silver metallic and Phantom Black pearl effect, all designed solely for the R8 GT.

The price in Germany is expected to climb to 193,000 Euro. We can say this is a price tag that definitely matches this ultimate race car aimed to streets and mortals demanding ultra high performance while not sacrificing total comfort.

You can read all the official details about the new Audi R8 GT, by downloading the official Word Document by Audi.

Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


Audi R8 GT V10

Audi R8 GT V10


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