January 28, 2023

Savor the taste

Savor the taste

The 2023 Audi R8 GT is a 612 horsepower V10 swan tune

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What is occurring

Audi will supply a limited-edition R8 GT that pairs rear-wheel drive with a extra highly effective model of its 5.2-liter V10 engine.

why is it vital

Together with extra energy, the GT has a retuned transmission and Torque Rear drive mode, and it is also 44 kilos lighter than an ordinary R8.

And after

Solely 333 R8 GT might be bought worldwide. It would go on sale early subsequent yr.

Audi will say goodbye to its spectacular 5.2-liter V10 engine subsequent yr via this: the limited-edition R8 GT. Making its debut on Monday, the GT relies on the rear-drive R8 however makes use of a extra highly effective model of Audi’s naturally aspirated V10, and it will get a couple of different good upgrades too.

It is a bit unusual that Audi – an organization identified for its Quattro all-wheel-drive system – would select to base the GT on the rear-drive R8, however primarily based on our expertise with this stellar supercar, the fewer drive wheels, the better. However in contrast to the bottom R8 RWD, which has 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, the R8 GT produces 612 hp and 413 lb-ft. This permits the R8 GT to speed up to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, though it is price noting that the R8 Quattro is even faster (3.1 seconds to 100 km/h).

This wing is exclusive to the GT.

Audi

Serving to the R8 GT obtain peak efficiency is a retuned seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which has totally different gear ratios and quicker shift instances. Audi additionally equips the GT with a Torque Rear drive mode, which opens up seven totally different ranges of traction management intervention, that means you can also make this R8 as joyful as you need.

In comparison with an ordinary R8 RWD, the R8 GT is 44 kilos lighter, largely due to the brand new 20-inch solid wheels. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are additionally commonplace, that means this R8 can have big ranges of grip, and ceramic brakes are additionally a part of the GT package deal. Audi claims the GT’s suspension is stiffer than that of an ordinary R8, and you’ll even go for a coilover setup with manually adjustable ranges of compression and rebound.

Visually, the R8 GT stands out with its distinctive entrance splitter, dive planes, aspect skirts, diffuser and enormous gooseneck rear wing. You may order the R8 GT in matte Suzuka Gray, Tangorot (purple) or Daytona Gray. The R8 GT might be out there to order subsequent yr, with US pricing nonetheless TBD on the time of this writing.