Audi R8 GT Spyder
Audi R8 GT Spyder – Lighter, More Powerful And More Captivating.
Audi R8 GT return with Audi R8 GT Spyder, lighter, more powerful, more captivating and also delivers breathtaking performance. The open-top flagship version of the high-performance Audi R8 GT develops 412 kW (560 hp) and – thanks to Audi ultra – has trimmed a full 85 kilograms (187.39 lb) from an already low weight. The Audi R8 GT Spyder accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph).
A year ago, Audi unveiled the Audi R8 GT in coupe form as the new flagship model of the R8 model line and limited to 333 units. Now the open-top version of the high-performance Audi R8 GT is being launched, with production again limited to 333 units. Each car sports a tag with its individual number on the gear lever knob.
The Audi ultra lightweight technology is the key to the Audi R8 GT Spyder‘s get weight of just 1,640 kilograms (3,615.58 lb). That’s 85 kilograms (187.39 lb) less than the base Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro. The Audi Space Frame (ASF) body, consisting of cast nodes, extruded sections and aluminum panels, accounts for just 214 kilograms (471.79 lb) of the total weight. The body is assembled predominantly by hand in the Audi R8 workshop at the Neckarsulm plant. Final assembly of the Audi R8 GT Spyder takes place in the same way.
The engine frame is made of ultra-light magnesium; the large side panels at the rear and the long cover over the soft-top compartment are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). CFRP is also used for the fixed rear spoiler, the modified front spoiler, and the new rear bumper. Together, these components provide a weight saving of 5.5 kilograms (12.13 lb).
Audi R8 GT Spyder Exterior.
Visual modifications accentuate the styling of the Audi R8 GT Spyder include flics at the sides of the front bumper, add-on parts in contrasting titanium gray, a front splitter with a dual lip, round exhaust tailpipes, red GT badges, an enlarged diffuser and dark LED tail lights in a clear-glass design. Audi also offers an optional windshield frame in matt CFRP.
Audi engineers also trimmed weight from the technical components in the area of the brakes, transmission, and wheels. In the interior of Audi R8 GT Spyder, the bucket seats alone, with their chassis of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP), saved 31.5 kilograms (69.45 lb) of weight.
In classic Audi style, the Audi R8 GT Spyder features a lightweight fabric soft top that is extremely quiet and fully suitable for highway cruising. Its electrohydraulic drive brings it up or down just in 19 seconds, even at speeds up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). The extendible glass rear window is nestled in the bulkhead, separate from the soft top. Integrated in the bulkhead is a rollover protection system comprising two pretensioned plates.
Audi R8 GT Spyder Interior.
Great attention to detail is evident in the materials and workmanship inside the Audi R8 GT Spyder. The open 2-seater offers a roomy interior, and its front end can accommodate up to 100 liters (3.53 cu. ft) of cargo. The rear bulkhead houses 3 storage compartments.
The interior is black and can be adorned with stitching in titanium gray or crimson for a choice. Alcantara upholstery comes standard – on the windshield frame and sport steering wheel.
Audi R8 GT Spyder offered with leather in Fine Nappa quality. Numerous details – including white dials and Audi R8 GT logos – provide classy accents. The distinctive Audi R8 “monoposto,” a large arch encircling the driver’s cockpit, is made of matt CFRP.
Audi ultra requires no sacrifice on the part of Audi R8 GT Spyder owners. The standard equipment includes LED headlights, LED tail lights, the navigation system plus, an automatic air conditioning system, an alarm system and the driver information system with a built-in laptimer.
Audi R8 GT Spyder also offered a sophisticated sound system from Bang & Olufsen and a Bluetooth interface including a seatbelt microphone for carrying on a phone conversation conveniently. Options specific to the Audi R8 GT Spyder include bucket seats with a carbon-fiber composite chassis, matt CFRP applications and embroidered logos on the seat upholstery.
Audi R8 GT Spyder Engine.
The performance offered by the new top-of-the-line model in the Audi R8 family is formidable. The Audi R8 GT Spyder powered by 5.2-liter V10 with an aluminum crankcase draws its fuel from an FSI direct injection system. Dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil even under maximum lateral or straight line acceleration.
With its modified electronic management, the long-stroke engine produces peak output is 412 kW (560 hp) and 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. Each unit of horsepower has only 2.93 kg(6.46 lb) to move.
The Audi R8 GT Spyder catapults from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph). In every situation, the engine impresses with its thrust and bite – and that unmistakable sound of an Audi R8 ten-cylinder.
The Audi R8 GT Spyder comes with an automated 6-speed R tronic transmission with two fully automatic modes. In the additional manual mode, the driver can shift gears using the paddles on the rear steering wheel or by flicking the joystick. At high load and revs, gear changes take only 1-tenth of a second. The launch control program manages the starting sprint with high engine speed and precision-control of the tire slip.
The Audi quattro permanent all-wheel drive has a strong rear-wheel bias, granted by the axle load distribution. If the situation calls for it, the system sends additional torque to the front wheel. In tandem with the limited slip differential at the rear, it provides an added measure of stability, traction, and cornering speed, giving it a strong lead over the rear-wheel-drive competition.
The Audi R8 GT Spyder get an unrivaled suspension in its performance. Aluminum double wishbones locate the wheels, and the rack-and-pinion power steering provides intimate contact with the road surface. Taut tuning lowers the body by approximately 10 millimeters (0.39 in). The Audi R8 GT Spyderhas 19-inch wheels, with 235/35 tires up front and 295/30 tires at the rear. The large, lightweight carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs decelerate the Audi R8 GT Spyder with supreme ease. The ESP stabilization program has a sport mode and can also be deactivated entirely.
Audi R8 GT Spyder Price.
The Audi R8 GT Spyder will have a price in Germany of 207,800 euros.