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    Default Audi R8 GT: Less Weight, More Power!

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ore-power.html



    Less than a week after spy photos of an R8 sporting a rear hatch spoiler started floating around the internet, Audi has announced an all-new R8 GT, with a host of lightweight parts and a 40 horsepower increase over the standard R8 V10.

    To shave weight from the car, Audi engineers went on an almost obsessive quest to lighten the car, doing everything from fitting a thinner windshield, to crafting the trunk out of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastic. Other minor improvements, such as a lighter airbox, seats, braking system – all in increments of a few pounds here or there – add up to a 220 lb reduction compared to the standard car.

    Outside, special badging, a rear wing and new wheels are the most defining characteristics of the R8 GT. Audi claims that the GT will be able to hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and will put the 560 horsepower to the ground through the 6-speed R-Tronic sequential manual. Chassis upgrades include optional Cup tires (no mention of what brand) and interestingly a “manually adjustable coilover suspension.” No further details were given, but this sort of equipment is usually reserved for the aftermarket and costs thousands of dollars to install. Given that four-point harnesses, a roll cage and a special cam lock for the harnesses are options, it seems to be that the R8 GT is intended to be a seriously hardcore performance car aimed right at the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

    No word on when the R8 GT will go on sale, but Audi announced it will retail for 193,000 Euros, or roughly $256,000 U.S. at today’s exchange rates. In the mean time, we’ll be waiting patiently for our chance to drive one at the inevitable launch event.

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    yum yum@!@

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    Nice!

    Now the R8 will get a little more respect.

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    ughghghgh. on a side note, are they still making Modified Luxury&Exotic?????

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    Sex on wheelssssssss

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    ughhhh I wish this car didn't look like a TT with balls...

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    love it !

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    Only with a flappy paddle gearbox? Fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaRacer View Post
    Only with a flappy paddle gearbox? Fail.
    you're just jealous cause all you own is a piece of shit R8 not the latest and greatest R8 GT..in all honesty tho i'm jealous.

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    Well, at least because it doesn't have a real gearbox, then I have no desire to trade in mine Or wait for a few years just to get one...

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