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Thieves stole limited Audi R8 GT Spyder from German dealership

Last weekend, thieves stole three sports cars from a well-known dealer located in Germany and one of them was a limited Audi R8 GT Spyder. The vehicle, wearing a matte blue colour, was last seen at 4:30 AM on the A61 heading to Koln. Still, we don’t believe that the vehicle will get too far as only 333 units were ever built, which makes it even more exclusive than the LaFerrari.

The R8 GT coupe became the new flagship model for the R8 series. Though it was planned to be a limited series, a total of 333 units were sold.

Audi released the R8 GT Spyder which was not only better in performance but also in other aspects like being more powerful or lighter compared to previous models.

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2014 Audi R8 GT expected to bow at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours

At this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, Audi is preparing to unveil the facelifted version of the R8 GT. At least this is what Autocar says, but we will be there this weekend so you will get fresh photos with the new car if the British magazine is right.

The car, which was recently caught by spy photographers during testing at the Nurburgring race track, will be powered by an upgraded version of the 5.2-liter V10 engine.

Moreover, a six-speed manual gearbox will be offered as standard on the rear-drive GT, but Audi will offer an optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as well as a four-wheel-drive version. The new Audi R8 GT is expected to zoom from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and will have a top speed of 199 mph or almost 320 km/h.

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2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder priced at $211,200

Audi has released the pricing information for the 2012 R8 GT Spyder. Including destination charges, the all-wheel-drive, Lamborghini-V10-sporting convertible is priced at $211,200. Just 333 samples will be produced. Of this number, only 50 will be brought to the U.S. Audi has assembled the same number of hardtop GTs, with 90 going to the U.S.

It could deliver as much as 560 hp in the open-top R8 GT, with 398 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 5.2-liter, direct-injection V10 enables the vehicle to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 197 mph.

Audi reduced the weight of the R8 V10 by 187 pounds, improving both acceleration and fuel economy. Its engine cradle is built from ultralight magnesium and its soft-top cover and rear side panels use carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. Its fixed rear spoiler is carbon fiber too. The GT Spyder is 10 millimeters lower than the R8 V10, and a stiffer calibration is used on its suspension.

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2011 Audi R8 GT receives the “Sports Car of the Year 2011” award

A jury from the Auto Bild SportsCars trade journal has named the Audi R8 GT as the “Sports Car of the Year 2011” in the “Production Supercars” category. Stephan Reil, Head of Development at quattro GmbH, accepted the award at the Essen Motor Show. This is the tenth year that the journal has given out awards in this industry. Each year, readers vote for “Sports Car of the Year.” For the 2011 awards, 70,976 readers of the magazine voted.

The Audi high-performance sports car was developed and built by the Audi subsidiary, quattro GmbH. It is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers 412 kW (560 hp), which makes it a driving machine with outstanding longitudinal dynamics and lateral acceleration as well as offering almost instantaneous reactions.

Audi R8 GT weighs 100 kg (220.46 lb) less compared with the R8 5.2 FSI quattro. This car could sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.6 seconds. It could reach a top speed of 320 km/h (198.84 mph). In addition, its ECE fuel consumption averages at only 13.9 liters for every 100 km (16.92 US mpg).

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As expected, Audi revealed today the all-new R8 GT Spyder, the open-top version of its extreme supercar. As you may know already, the Audi R8 GT Coupe was unveiled one year ago and the German manufacturer sold all the 333 units of the car. Just like the coupe, the R8 GT Spyder will also be produced on a limited edition of just 333 units, each carrying a tag with its individual number on the gear lever knob.

The Audi ultra lightweight technology is seen on the R8 GT Spyder, as the vehicle has a total weight of just 1,640 kilograms (3,615.58 lbs), with 85 kilograms (187.39 lbs) less than the standard version.

According to Audi, the Audi Space Frame (ASF) body has a total weight of just 214 kilograms (471.79 lb), while the engine frame is made of ultra-light magnesium. Moreover,the long cover over the soft-top compartment and the large side panels at the rear are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).

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At the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm, the keys for a Phantom Black high-performance sports car were given to a UK-based customer. A production shop located at the Neckarsulm site had built the limited-edition, range-topping model of the R8 family.

This vehicle was sold throughout the world only a few weeks after it was launched in the market. The 560 hp R8 GT will be delivered to customers in 23 countries, mainly in Europe, the U.S. and Middle Eastern markets.

The R8 GT is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) 3.6 seconds and 10.8 seconds to reach 200 km/h (124.27 mph). This design and performance are made possible due to its systematic lightweight design.

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Audi of America announced today that the 2012 Audi R8 GT will carry a price tag of $196,800, excluding $1,250 destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges. For those who don’t know, the R8 GT is a limited edition based on the popular German sports car and only 333 units will be built. 90 of them will be delivered in the United States.

Each 2012 Audi R8 GT is powered by a modified 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine delivering an impressive 560 horsepower, with 35 hp more than the R8 Coupe 5.2 quattro and the R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro.

With these numbers, the car can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph or 320 km/h. Comparing it with the standard R8, the R8 GT is with 180 pounds lighter due to the fact that the German manufacturer used lightweight carbon fiber body parts.

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Audi’s R8GT, its most expensive model ever with a price tag of 193,000 euros ($270,000) in Germany, is being aimed to rival the pricing of BMW AG and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz.

In an interview, Stephan Reil, development chief at Audi's Quattro sports car division, said that the vehicle is included in a wider expansion of Audi's model range that could include a third sports car line aside from the R8 and TT.

Audi considers these high-end sports cars to be highly significant since they raise the brand's overall appeal and they help the automaker raise the price customers are willing to pay across the entire model range.

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This is the Audi R8 GT, a hardcore version of the popular German sports car! What is so special about this new version of the R8? Well, first of all we have a weight reduction of 100 kilograms (220.46 lb), which means the car weighs only 1,525 kilograms (3,362.05 lb).

The weight reduction was obtained using thinner glass, the bulkhead between the passenger cell and engine compartment, as well as the window in the rear hatch are made of strong, lightweight polycarbonate (these modifications brought a weight reduction of nine kilograms or 19.84 lb.

The new rear wing saved another 1.2 kilograms (2.65 lb), thinner sheet metal and additional cutouts shaved 2.6 kilograms (5.73 lb). The rear hatch is now made using carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) (6.6 kilograms or 14.55 lb. The rear bumper and sideblades using the same carbon fiber-reinforced plastic save another 5.2 and 1.5 kilograms (11.46 and 3.31 lb).

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