Today, Audi revealed prices when it comes to lightweight R8 GT sports car’s droptop Spyder iteration and revealed exactly how many cars from 333-unit manufacturing run may be allocated for the U.S. marketplace. Very first, the cost: The 2012 GT Spyder will begin at $213, 350, including gas-guzzler tax. Thus giving it the difference to be the highest priced R8 variant readily available. The nearly identical—save when it comes to roof—GT coupe formerly presented that name, with a base sticker $13, 200 not as much as the GT Spyder’s. For guide, the topless GT commands a $38, 300 premium on the V-10 R8 Spyder 5.2 utilizing the R tronic automated manual transmission.
Such as the GT coupe, the Spyder is less heavy and much more effective than its R8 5.2 counterpart; its V-10 motor generates 560 hp (35 even more hp compared to the standard R8 5.2 Spyder’s), while the whole automobile weighs in at about 100 fewer pounds. However, because the R8 Spyder is heavier versus coupe to begin with, the GT Spyder’s body weight cost savings pretty much carry it into non-GT coupe territory. Besides a decrease in fat, the GT Spyder gets a stiffened and decreased suspension system, a more substantial backside diffuser, an aggressive front splitter, a set back spoiler, and 19-inch wheels. In addition gets Audi’s single-clutch roentgen tronic automatic handbook standard, that will be much less enjoyable as compared to gated six-speed manual that can be found in non-GT R8s. If you’re contemplating snagging the limited-edition R8 GT Spyders for yourself, we recommend you hurry—Audi’s just sending united states 50 associated with the 333 devices slated for manufacturing.