Audi R8 GT Bids Farewell In Limited Numbers and With RWD

Lyle Ellerbee

We know the V10 era is coming to an finish and it appears to be like Audi has decided to close the chapter on the ICE-driven R8 with a limited edition GT variant.

Visually you will pretty effortlessly place that it is 1 of 333 in the earth. Audi has blacked out the 4 Rings and the ‘R8 GT’ badge at the again. There is a well known new aerodynamic body package perfected in the wind tunnel designed from carbon and as a node to the initial R8 GT, the finale arrives painted in matte Suzuka Gray. Alternatively, customers can opt for Daytona Gray or Tango Crimson metallic hues.

This is the so named ‘successor’ to the R8 GT from 2010 but this can make use of 612 hp (456 kW) and 565 Nm (417 lb-ft) of torque from the glorious 5.2-liter in a natural way-aspirated V10.

The major variance listed here is that output is routed only to the rear wheels. In addition, a newly made 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission delivers equipment likelihood faster than at any time ahead of making it possible for the supercar to spring to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and to major out at 320 km/h (199 mph).

Engineers at Ingolstadt managed to fall 20 kg in contrast to the ‘regular’ R8 V10 RWD thanks to a food plan that includes bespoke 20-inch cast wheels with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres and ceramic brakes. Additional contributing to the fat reduction are bucket seats and a carbon fibre-strengthened plastic (CFRP) stabilizer bar at the front axle.

Audi is leaning into the fashionable “Drift Mode” options that are starting to be well known among enthusiast vehicles, giving “precise and controlled oversteering” via a button on the steering wheel. This activates the new Torque Rear Travel mode. It provides the driver a choice of 7 various pre-identified profiles to support in getting the rear to phase out sideways.

Inside the homage concept continues, with pink and black utilised liberally and the trademark red seat belts from the first generating a return.

At this phase it is not however recognized if Audi South Africa will be bringing in a range of models but we did get the preceding R8 GT so lets hope we see a pair roaming community soil in 2023.

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