2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder
Once the hardtop R8 GT might be the lineup’s luxury race vehicle, the GT Spyder is way better suitable for quick pre-race parade laps. It’ll get the identical uprated 5.2-liter V-10 (560 h . p ., 398 lb-feet of torque) since the GT coupe, again paired solely with Audi’s R tronic single-clutch automated manual for GT duty. The Spyder also sees similar aero and dress-up doodads: a carbon-fiber front splitter and rear spoiler, a carbon-fiber rear bumper with integrated diffuser, and 19-inch wheels. The suspension can get b .4-inch drop here, too. The main difference is the Spyder’s top goes lower.
To create the GT Spyder, Audi put the droptop R8 going on a diet comparable-while not identical-for the coupe’s. Instead of cutting about 150 pounds in U.S. spec like the hardtop GT (European cars save yet another 70 pounds with lightweight abs plastic, fiberglass seats), the Spyder should lose only 107 (ease of access towards the abs plastic, fiberglass seats remains being determined). Since the convertible vehicle is heavier to begin with, the burden-saving measures should go lower for the whole world of an ordinary V-10 coupe, around 3800 pounds.
The U.S. cars’ equipment and options haven’t been finished, but perform understand that 90 or less good good examples in the Spyder will probably be offered in this particular country. We expect prices from the now-top-of-the-line R8 being commensurately range-topping: you will need around $40K greater than the R tronic 5.2 Spyder’s base price of $176,150. And, while using added energy and weight removal, look for a -to-60-mph amount of about 3.6 seconds.