One glance at the new 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder supercar, and you can’t tell much difference from the previous year model, but there are subtle changes that we have to point out for you to see. For starter, the price of this supercar has jumped to $210,000, which doesn’t include the $1,200 destination charge.
At a $210,000 price tag, you get the standard version of the 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder. And if you plan to add a few extra amenities and optional equipment such as carbon-ceramic brakes and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, that will raise your final price even higher. Of which you could end up at a price tag of a Lamborghini supercar.
So what’s new for the 2012 Audi R8? It is available with two different engine specs, one for the convertible version and the other for a more potent R8 GT. Here we are looking at the top-of-the-line model of the Audi R8 GT Spyder, which is both potent and luxurious. The 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder is packing heat under its hood. The limited-edition roadster is sported with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that has been tuned to 560 horsepower. Not only the new 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder is more powerful than the previous year model, it is more lighter as well, with 187 pounds of excess weight trimmed off.
Audi plans to only build about 333 units of the 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder, and although the price may seem high, it may be sold out already in the U.S. as we write this post due to its limited availability of just 50 units in the U.S.