December 2, 2022


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Audi R8 GT Bids Farewell In Limited Numbers and With RWD

Audi R8 GT Bids Farewell In Limited Numbers and With RWD

We know the V10 period is coming to an conclusion and it appears to be like Audi has made the decision to near the chapter on the ICE-powered R8 with a constrained version GT variant.

Visually you will fairly quickly spot that it is 1 of 333 in the planet. Audi has blacked out the Four Rings and the ‘R8 GT’ badge at the back again. There is a popular new aerodynamic human body kit perfected in the wind tunnel designed from carbon and as a node to the unique R8 GT, the finale comes painted in matte Suzuka Gray. Alternatively, consumers can choose for Daytona Grey or Tango Crimson metallic colours.

This is the so called ‘successor’ to the R8 GT from 2010 but this makes use of 612 hp (456 kW) and 565 Nm (417 lb-ft) of torque from the superb 5.2-liter by natural means-aspirated V10.

The massive change listed here is that output is routed only to the rear wheels. In addition, a recently made 7-speed, twin-clutch transmission delivers equipment possibilities more quickly than ever just before allowing for the supercar to spring to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and to best out at 320 km/h (199 mph).

Engineers at Ingolstadt managed to fall 20 kg in contrast to the ‘regular’ R8 V10 RWD many thanks to a diet program that features bespoke 20-inch solid wheels with Michelin Activity Cup 2 tyres and ceramic brakes. Further more contributing to the body weight decline 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 getting well-known among enthusiast cars and trucks, giving “precise and managed oversteering” through a button on the steering wheel. This activates the new Torque Rear Drive method. It offers the driver a option of seven distinctive pre-identified profiles to assist in getting the rear to action out sideways.

Inside of the homage theme proceeds, with purple and black used liberally and the trademark pink seat belts from the unique building a return.

At this stage it is not however identified if Audi South Africa will be bringing in a selection of models but we did get the former R8 GT so lets hope we see a couple roaming community soil in 2023.