Audi R8 GT re-tuned

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How do you change an already well tuned sports car? Simply, just reduce the weight and increase the horsepower. Audi presents a limited-production version of its Audi R8 high-performance sports car, the R8 GT. It is now more powerful, lighter and faster.

First in the weight reduction arena, the Audi R8 GT uses a thinner glass windshield and polycarbonate rear windows. It also replaces aluminum body panels with lighter carbon fiber panels. All these changes reduced to a total of 220 pounds.

In the power department, the Audi R8 GT gets the new 5.2-liter V10, which pumps out 560 horsepower, and that is about 35 horsepower more. The new engine is mated to the R-Tronic hydraulically actuated semi-automatic. This gives the R8 GT from 0 to 62 mph in just about 3.6 seconds and a quarter-mile in just 10.6 seconds with a top speed of 199 mph.

You may be out of luck if you don’t grab one fast, because there will be only 333 units of the R8 GT will be built with a sticker price of  and the price of about $256,000. So far we haven’t heard anything about the availability in the U.S.A. But no worries, if Ferrari is here in the U.S., so will be this Audi R8 GT.