Audi R8 GT Spyder

Production Cars 13 Jun 2011
Audi R8 GT Spyder

Audi has presented the open version of the R8 GT top-of-the-line model, featuring a 560hp engine combined with a weight reduction of 85kg. It will be built in a limited series of 333 units.


Audi R8 GT Spyder Design SketchFollowing the R8 GT coupe, unveiled in 2010 and produced in 333 units – all sold out in short time – Audi has presented the R8 GT Spyder, with production again limited to 333 units.

Compared to the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro on which the R8 GT Spyder is based, the total weight was reduced by 85 kg for a total of 1,640 kg.

This result was made possible by the extensive use of lightweight materials and by trimming the equipment down to the essentials.

In addition to the Audi Space Frame (ASF) body, the new features are the magnesium engine frame, the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) soft-top cover, the rear side panels, the modified front spoiler, the fixed rear spoiler and the new rear bumper.

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The tuned version of the 5.2 liter V10 FSI engine delivers 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm, and a power output of 412 kW (560 hp).

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The main performances of the R8 GT Spyder are a zero to 100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 317 km/h.

Audi R8 GT Spyder Design Sketch The exterior design is characterized by a number of visual modifications, including add-on parts in contrasting titanium gray, a front splitter with a dual lip, flics at the sides of the front bumper, red GT badges, round exhaust tailpipes, an enlarged diffuser and dark LED tail lights in a clear-glass design.

A windshield frame in matt CFRP is offered as an option.

The electro-hydraulically powered fabric soft top can open or close in 19 seconds, and can be operated at speeds up to 50 km/h.

Audi R8 GT Spyder Interior Design Sketch Audi R8 GT Spyder Interior Design Sketch

In the interior, the bucket seats have a chassis made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP), which alone saved 31.5 kg of weight.

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  1. 13/6/2011

    In the terms of pure design, I think this Spyder would look much sexier if it was a bit shorter, like that: http://exclusiveopinion.com/post/6157010836/audi-r8-gt-spyder-it-looks-cool-from-every-angle

    I consulted this with Car Magazine UK on that and we agreed it would be an engineering challenge, since they put enormous V8’s and V10’s behind the seats, but still it would make the whole car nimble and resemble Gallardo (and since they managed to pack similar V10 there and make it 10cm shorter, maybe a Short Spyder would be doable too..? :))

  2. Wayne Lee
    15/6/2011

    Wow very beautiful !

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  3. 15/6/2011

    Hi f055 .. would it still look better with the canvas top out?
    And the original R8 Spyder has a kind-of “hunchback” that looks very cool and the shorter version seems to disregard that.

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