The Audi R8 GT Spyder is indeed a more powerful and agile version of the actual R8. The Audi R8 Spyder GT improves what was already a tremendous vehicle. It’s rarity is a sign of just how superb the car is.
Andreas Graf highlighted the improvements saying “We had to do a lot of extra work on the new body panels, the revised suspension set-up and the modified aerodynamics. Taking out 85kg not only affects the structure and the balance but also wind and road noise. The new splitter, lighter undertray and the substantially bigger rear diffusor also affect downforce and aerodynamic stability. So we took these cars to the Nordschleife to make sure they’re up to scratch, and as sporty and involving as the coupe.”
One major difference as mentioned by Andreas Graf is how light in weight the car is as compared to the standard R8. The 85 KG weight loss gives the car greater agility and manoeuvrability as well as the speed. The carbon fibre materials around the car are one of the main reasons for how light it is. Expect more and more sport vehicles to contain the material in the future, as it enhances economical benefits too.
Inside the cabin
Inside the Audi R8 GT Spyder no one will be left disappointed. The satellite navigation as well as the iPod connectivity systems are great assets to have. The top of the range B&O sound system come with seven active speakers.
No manual gearbox
The Audi R8 GT Spyder will not come with a manual gearbox. The lack of demand has justified it not going into production.
The car’s performance, as you may have expected is quite sublime. The engine is capable of producing 552 BHP, which is 35 BHP more than the original Audi R8 V10 Spyder. It is however 10 BHP less than the Performante engine placed in the Lamborghini. It can reach 0 – 62 MPH in just 3.8 seconds, beating the Performante in question. The Performante top speed is however 203 MPH, 5 MPH more than the Audi R8 GT Spyder.