The first of 333 Audi R8 GT vehicles has hit the road. A customer from the UK
received the keys for his Phantom Black high-performance sports car today at the
Audi Forum in Neckarsulm, Germany.
The limited-edition, top-of-the-line model of
the R8 family is built in a production shop at the Neckarsulm site and was sold
out worldwide just a few weeks after market launch. The 560 hp R8 GT will be
delivered to customers in 23 countries, primarily in Europe, the United States
and Middle Eastern markets.
The R8 GT takes 3.5 seconds to accelerate
from 0 to 60 mph and 10.8 seconds to reach 124 mph. The 5.2-liter V10 in
the R8 GT now has an increased output of 560 hp. The mid-engine sports car never
loses its composure as it delivers its power to the road via quattro permanent
all-wheel drive and the lightning-fast shifts of its R tronic transmission. The
Audi R8 GT has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h).
In the US, the base
price of the Audi R8 GT was $198,050. That's about 1/4 less than in Germany (193,000 EUR).
Average fuel consumption is 13.9 liters
per 100 kilometers (16.92 US mpg).