Audi hands over initial R8 GT to customer

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by in Audi Canada

The initial of 333 Audi R8 GT vehicles has strike a road: A patron from a UK perceived a keys for his Phantom Black high-performance sports automobile currently during a Audi Forum in Neckarsulm. The limited-edition, top-of-the-line indication of a R8 family is built in a prolongation emporium during a Neckarsulm site and was sole out worldwide only a few weeks after marketplace launch. The 560 hp R8 GT will be delivered to business in 23 countries, essentially in Europe, a United States and Middle Eastern markets.

The R8 GT takes 3.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and 10.8 seconds to strech 200 km/h (124.27 mph). This monumental opening is due in no tiny partial to a systematic lightweight design. Its hand-built aluminum physique featuring an Audi Space Frame (ASF) tips a beam during only 210 kilograms (463 lb). With endless fine-tuning and a use of carbon-fiber composites (CFC), a Audi engineers were means to revoke a weight of a high-performance sports automobile by 100 kilograms (220 lb) contra a Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro.

The outcome is a quell weight of only 1,525 kilograms (3,362 lb) and an intensely sporty power-to-weight ratio of 2.72 kilograms per hp. The 5.2-liter V10 in a R8 GT now has an increasing outlay of 412 kW (560 hp). The mid-engine sports automobile never loses a restraint as it delivers a energy to a highway around quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate and a lightning-fast shifts of a R tronic transmission. The Audi R8 GT has a tip speed of 320 km/h (198.84 mph).

The singular book serve underscores a disdainful standing with visible modifications to a interior and exterior, including newly designed bumpers in CFC and bucket seats with a framework of potion fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP). In Germany, a bottom cost of a Audi R8 GT was 193,000. Average fuel expenditure is 13.9 liters per 100 kilometers (16.92 US mpg).

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