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.
It has an aluminum body that uses an Audi Space Frame (ASF). The hand-built design weighs only 210 kilograms (463 lb). Audi’s engineers made sure to set up extensive fine-tuning and the use of carbon-fiber composites (CFC).
Compared to the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro, this high-performance sports car is lighter by 100 kilograms (220 lb). The outcome is that the vehicle now has a curb weight of only 1,525 kilograms (3,362 lb) and an extremely sporty power-to-weight ratio of 2.72 kilograms per hp.
The output of the 5.2-liter V10 in the R8 GT has been raised to 412 kW (560 hp). The power of the mid-engine sports car is sent to the road via quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the shifts of its R tronic transmission. The maximum speed of the Audi R8 GT is 320 km/h (198.84 mph).
The interior and exterior will get some tweaks to the product, including the bumpers in CFC and the set of bucket seats that have a chassis of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP). The Audi R8 GT has a starting price of €193,000 in Germany. It has an average fuel consumption of 13.9 liters for every 100 kilometers (16.92 US mpg).