2011 R8 GT – Sold Out!

April 12, 2011  //  News, R line, Racing

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ll R8 GT cars produced to date are sold out! No surprise there, but worth mentioning that the new 333 owners throughout 23 countries in Europe, USA, and Middle East are ecstatic about their new toy. The 56o hp beast in my opinion is worthy enough to compete in Le Mans, but the fact that it is legal on the road makes it that much more exciting. With the impressive acceleration of 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, I am sure none of the owners are actually concerned with just under 17 mpg fuel consumption, which is still very good considering the performance you are getting out of this car. But then again, is you can afford the car with the base sticker price of €193,000 ($286,000) why would you be concerned with the fuel cost?

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Details (Courtesy of Audi USA News):

  • Delivery of the exclusive high-performance sports car has begun
  • Limited production run of 333 vehicles already sold out worldwide
  • Systematic lightweight design ensures breathtaking performance
  • The first of 333 Audi R8 GT vehicles has hit the road: A customer from the UK received the keys for his Phantom Black high-performance sports car today at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm. The limited-edition, top-of-the-line model of the R8 family is built in a production shop at the Neckarsulm site and was sold out worldwide just a few weeks after market launch. The 560 hp R8 GT will be delivered to customers in 23 countries, primarily in Europe, the United States and Middle Eastern markets.
    The R8 GT takes 3.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and 10.8 seconds to reach 200 km/h (124.27 mph). This breathtaking performance is due in no small part to its systematic lightweight design. Its hand-built aluminum body featuring an Audi Space Frame (ASF) tips the scales at just 210 kilograms (463 lb). With extensive fine-tuning and the use of carbon-fiber composites (CFC), the Audi engineers were able to reduce the weight of the high-performance sports car by 100 kilograms (220 lb) versus the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro.
    The result is a curb weight of just 1,525 kilograms (3,362 lb) and an extremely sporty power-to-weight ratio of 2.72 kilograms per hp. The 5.2-liter V10 in the R8 GT now has an increased output of 412 kW (560 hp). The mid-engine sports car never loses its composure as it delivers its power to the road via quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the lightning-fast shifts of its R tronic transmission. The Audi R8 GT has a top speed of 320 km/h (198.84 mph).
    The limited edition further underscores its exclusive status with visual modifications to the interior and exterior, including newly designed bumpers in CFC and bucket seats with a chassis of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP). In Germany, the base price of the Audi R8 GT was €193,000. Average fuel consumption is 13.9 liters per 100 kilometers (16.92 US mpg).

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