Audi R8 GT: once a pioneer, today a collector product

Audi R8 GT: once a pioneer, today a collector product


Today, the Audi R8 has come a long way in the Olympus of high-end sports cars. The basis for this was laid in 2010 by the R8, which had 333 units. GT – with more power, less weight, ceramic brakes and a flexible coilover suspension with continuous hands.
The basic ingredients seemed like a well-known and tasty recipe, but editor Stefan Helmreich was outraged by the inconsistency in which Audi had addressed the issue: “We would let it pass as a beginner’s fault. But a parking beper? One Clubsport car? Oh my goodness! ”

Until the last version of the R8 LMX, 560 hp in the GT was the last step in the performance of the first generation R8.


Audi customers do not like it if it is very naked and more consistent, as they are accustomed from the GT3 RS. However, he has GT about 100 kg weighed – with 35 hp set at 525 valid so far. (One Audi, two engines: MTM Bimoto)

In 3.7 seconds to 100 km / h

With all-wheel drive and a six-speed gearbox (as in the R8 LMS), the driving experience was still exciting, even if more was possible.

Audi R8 GT

Fortress, bucket seats and four-point belts are included along with the running version of the specially released version.


What is possible without a heavy four-wheel-drive vehicle, Audi only tried as a second outcome and successor. Our 3.7 seconds measured up to 100 was enough to make it GT3 RS based on longitudinal dynamics. Of course, also because he gives himself all the comfort of the thigh and does not try to rush forward being pulled by all fours.

Audi R8 GT

Diffuser with an attractive wing on the R8 GT, which was too expensive at the time for 193,000 euros. That was Audi’s first attempt in the direction of Clubsport.


Details: Audi R8 GT

Engine: V10, longitudinal posterior posterior
Transfers: 5204cc
Performance: 412 kW (560 hp) for 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque Level: 540 Nm at 6500 rpm
Drive: All-wheel drive / speed series 6
L / W / H: 4434/1930 / 1242mm
lose weight: 1595 kg
0-100km / hour: 3.6s
Above: 320km / h
Usage: 14.4L SP
Price: euro 193,000 (2010)