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Audi R8 GT Revealed and More Nurburgring Spyshots

Here are the Clearest pictures to date of the upcoming Audi R8 GT you can read the previous stories on this test car.. HERE.
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We first spied this on the Audi R8 GT testing on the Nurburgring, But later the following week Audi revealed the details of their Audi R8 GT.

A limited-production masterpiece on four wheels. Based on the R8 V10 Coupe, the GT is lighter and more powerful than its normal sibling. It costs €194,000 in Germany and only 333 examples will be made.

Changes include a windscreen constructed of thinner glass, a lighter fixed rear wing, a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) rear hatch, rear bumper and side blades. Even the aluminium caps of the carbon fiber ceramic brake discs saved four kilograms off the total vehicle mass. In the end 100kg (220 lbs) was shed, placing the R8 GT at 1,525kg (3,362.05 lb).

The engine is the standard 5.2-litre V10 and quattro AWD. In normal driving conditions 85% of torque is sent to the rear wheels. After tweaking its ECU engineers were able to up power from the standard 386 kW (518 bhp/ 525 PS) up to 412 kW (553 bhp / 560 PS). Maximum torque is now 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) at 6,500rpm. Audi’s 6-speed R Tronic sequential manual transmission is fitted. The 0 – 100 km/h sprint, when engaged through the car’s Launch Control system, takes just 3.6 seconds and the top speed is 320 km/h (199 mph).

Then there is always the supercharged rear wheel offering from MTM’s R8 R if you want something with more Power
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Audi R8 GT or CS test car lapping the Nurburgring #spyshots

After the Succes of the Audi R8, Audi plans to have several different variants of the R8 in production.

This is the Rumoured Clubsport (CS) or GT if it passes FIA inspection, Spotted undergoing test at the Nordschleife in Germany

The front fascia has been dropped and the addition of a new angled splitter and reshaped wings, while out back you’ll notice the huge, round exhaust outlets, restyled rear bumper with new air outlets and some very large calipers and rumoured Ceramic Braking.

It’s likely that Audi is hiding carbon fiber bodywork underneath the Matt Wrap which will increse its power to weight ratio.

Expect some changes in the gearbox too probably a dual clutch system and a more aggressive ratio.

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Audi R8 GT LMS-spec Prepare for Silverstone

Two spectacular LMS-spec Audi V10 supercars prepare for Silverstone as soft-top R8 Spyder heads for UK roads
R8 Spyder road car on course for spring debut on UK roads, priced at £111,955 OTR for the manual version and £117,155 OTR for the R tronic

Leeds-based United Autosports bids for FIA GT3 European Title as first British team to run Audi R8 ‘LMS’ sports cars
Carbon fibre body, race-spec gearbox and ‘stripped-out’ interior combine to deliver even more extreme performance than 525PS R8 V10 road car on which R8 LMS is based
As the first examples of the scalp-bronzing Audi R8 Spyder head for the UK to enliven spring 2010, two rather more knuckle-whitening versions of the celebrated Audi supercar are preparing to compete in the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championships in the hands of a new home-grown racing team.

The latest R8 road car is based on the 525PS, 5.2-litre FSI model, but features a bespoke body incorporating additional weight-saving carbon fibre composite panels as well as the all-important fully automatic lightweight fabric hood. Good for a 4.1-second 0-62mph sprint and a top speed of 197mph, the R8 Spyder is available to order in the UK now in six-speed manual and six-speed R tronic automated manual forms priced at £111,955 OTR and £117,155 OTR.

The Audi R8 LMS, which takes the fixed head version of this formidable, V10-powered lightweight aluminium supercar as its basis, was developed by Audi Sport in close cooperation with quattro GmbH for “customer” motor sport teams. The first thoroughbred “customer” sports car in the Audi brand’s illustrious near 30-year modern motor sport history adopts an even more extreme edge through the even more extensive use of weight-paring carbon fibre, the installation of a race-spec gearbox and the removal of all standard interior trim.

United Autosports, a newly formed British racing team based in Leeds, Yorkshire, has secured two examples of the specially enhanced and race prepared super car, which has already justified its £267,000 ‘list price’ by achieving 23 race victories throughout Europe in 2009, its debut season.

With this spectacular duo, the team aims to successfully defend the FIA GT3 European Championship title for the German ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ manufacturer. British sports car fans can see them make their maiden outing in the British GT Championship opener at Oulton Park, Cheshire, on Easter Monday (April 5th), before they campaign in the FIA Euro races at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, on May 2nd.

Audi R8 Promotional Video Released

Audi have been showing a promotional video on Audi TV, I spotted this car early in 2009 at the Nurburgring in the Eifel Valley and then again at the Frankfurt IAA in 2009.
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This R8 Spyder runs the 5.2-litre V10 engine found in the coupe. Maximum power is 386kW (518 PS) and peak torque is 530Nm (391 lb-ft). The 0 – 62mph sprint time is 4.1 seconds which is 0.2 seconds off the coupe due to the 100kg extra weight.

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Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro

The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro –Breathtakingly dynamic open-top driving.
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The above picture was taken at the nurburgring in test on the famous race circuit in Germany click to see more.

•Audi high-performance sports car with lightweight cloth top
•Distinctive styling, carbon fiber body parts
•Mid-mounted V10 engine producing 386 kW (525 hp) and exceptional performance

Exceptional performance and breathtaking dynamism coupled with the intense sensations of open-top driving: Audi presents the R8 Spyder
5.2 FSI quattro. Its lightweight cloth top opens and closes fully automatically; several body parts are made of a carbon fiber composite material.

The V10 engine produces 386 kW (525 hp) and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). Featuring technologies such as the Audi Space Frame (ASF), quattro permanent all-wheel drive, full-LED headlights and with an innovative seatbelt microphone available as an option, the

R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro is the new top-of-the-range Audi.