Audi R8 GT – Available To The U.S. Market

By - March 17th, 2011

With only 333 units slated for production, American car enthusiasts will finally get the opportunity to purchase one of the few Audi R8 GT available in the world. Revisions made on the Audi R8 base model, the R8 GT’s usage of carbon fiber allows the super car to be 180 pounds lighter than the Audi R8 5.2 Quattro Coupe. Pushing on the speed equation further, engineers also tweaked an additional 35-horsepower out of the 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine. This translates to a performance of 0-62 mph with a time of only 3.6 seconds. Inspired by the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 with a starting price of $196,800, the Audi R8 GT will also include a range of exclusive interior and exterior options to convey the car’s exclusivity. With carbon fiber accents, the seats, headliners, steering wheel, and brake lever will be in premium Alcantara plus stitching in contrast color. To distinguish one another, each unit’s production number will be etched on the special gearshift knob. Special works done on the exterior, such as special matte finishes and an exclusive colorway for the GT Samoa Orange, are all options to select from. Because of its limited nature, Audi executives can only allocate 90 of the 333 Audi R8 GT for US sale. If interested, please contact your local Audi dealers from more details.

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