Time has got to be running out on Audi’s R8, but have no fear, because the newest and most hardcore variant is one that may become a highly sought after piece. With only a shade over 300 being built and the likelihood none will come stateside, you better believe someone is going to figure a way to get at least one through US Customs. I bid this person good luck. Bearing an upgraded motor that boasts 560-horsepower and by shedding 220 pounds, you better believe its sticker will go up substantially. I am sure it will abide by the Ferrari speciale series and Lamborghini Superleggera idea of “less is more.”
And if you want to brighten up your Monday morning, you’ll do yourself a favor and take a look at the German literature. Unfortunately, there is not an English version out yet but hey, at least there is some serious car pornography enclosed. Make sure to click the link “** Audi R8 GT Catalog (Brochure) **” to get an in-depth look at the lighter R8 supercar, the fourth member in the R8 family is limited to only 333 pieces.
The output of its 5.2 liter V10 engine has been increased to 560hp (412kW). The vehicle weight has been reduced by roughly 100 kilograms (220lb). Resulting an in acceleration from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 320km/h (198mph)…
Source: GT Spirit