Popular Tags Cars

Official: Audi R8 GT Spyder Coming to the US, but....

Report / 27 Comments

Audi's superbly wonderful R8 GT Spyder will be in the hands of a lucky few in the US in just a few months.

It's now official: Audi will in fact be bringing the R8 GT Spyder to US shores in the coming months for the 2012 model year. And just like countless things in life, there's a catch. With only 333 units scheduled to be built globally, just 50 of them will be sent stateside. A small few is better than none we suppose. For those wealthy and, let's face it, well-connected buyers who manage to snag one, they'll be treated to a hand-built machine consisting of the some of the finest of German supercar technology.

Power comes from a 5.2-liter V10 with direct-injection for total of 560hp. Combined with the reduced weight and increased performance, the R8 GT Spyder can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 197 mph. In comparison to the standard R8 V10 Spyder, the GT Spyder's weight has been reduced by nearly 188 pounds. The engine is composed of ultra-light magnesium and the cover over the soft-top compartment and large rear side panels are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. There's also a carbon fiber fixed rear spoiler that provides the required downforce to the rear axle. Pricing has been set at $212,000.

You Might Also Like
13 Cars Nobody Expected To Be Built
13 Cars Nobody Expected To Be Built
Tesla Has No Business Being At The Nurburgring
Tesla Has No Business Being At The Nurburgring