It seemed like a long wait, but looking at the first flush of details that emerged from Audi’s house on its limited edition car after its sketch release in April, the excitement was well contained. Audi has now made things official and released full details of its new V10-powered convertible.
A lightweight version of Audi R8 GT Coupe, thanks to carbon fiber reinforced plastic making up much of the car’s body, the 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder boasts of dual-lip front spoiler, carbon fiber winglets on the front bumper, round tailpipes, a larger rear diffuser and dark LED taillights. And, with 5.2-liter V10 producing 560 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, it claims to go from 0-100 kilometer per hour in just 3.8 seconds!
Made in limited run of 333 units, it is listed with a base price of 207,800 Euros ($304,000) in Germany. Keen buyers in US have to wait as pricing of the 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder is not yet announced in their part part of the globe.