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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.

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

2013 VW Golf Mk7 spied at the Nurburgring’s northloop.

Today our spies spotted the 2013 VW Golf mk7 test mule Lapping the Nordschleife circuit.

The 2013 MkVII Golf chassis sits underneath this vehicle, There is nothing different from the MKV I Golf apart from the usual mule like Clad arches.

We hope to see the evolution of this model throughout this year and perhaps R32 models will be shown soon.


Suzuki Swift Spyshots #Nurburgring #spyshots

Today the pistonspy spied the 2011 Suzuki Swift. Two different models of the car were undergoing passenger load test’s as you can see with the headless test dummies.

It also reveals some subtle changes to the headlight and also the wheel arches are also hiding some changes with the increased padding.

Rumour has it the new swift will harness a AWD system and reportedly 180-220ps at the crank.