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Audi R8 GT Spyder: Get yours now!

2012-01-18 09:47

ONE IN 333: Each Audi R8 GT Spyder has an individual number on its gear lever knob.

The R8 GT Coupe flew off the shelves in South Africa and Audi SA has something more breezy in store for the local well-heeled… Audi’s R8 GT Spyder is now available to order.

Only 333 units of Ingolstadt’s flagship sports car will be produced in 2012, of which five have already been ordered – they will arrive in South Africa in March, 2012. But there’s room for more, Audi SA says, if you’re prepared to pay the price…

Like the tin-top version, output on Audi’s 5.2-litre V10 engine has been boosted to 412kW, enabling a 0 – 100km/h sprint time of 3.8 seconds and a head-snapping top speed of 317km/h. It comes with Audi's six-speed R tronic sequential manual transmission only.



COMFY CONFINES: The Audi R8 GT Spyder's plush cabin.

Thanks to the Audi Space Frame (ASF) body and other carbon fibre trickery, the Spyder has shed 85kg, taking its overall weight to 1.64 tonnes.

Spot the R8 GT Spyder by its red GT badges, round exhaust tailpipes, contrasting titanium grey add-on parts and a larger diffuser.

The R8 GT Spyder is available to order at selected Audi Centres in South Africa at a cost of R2.775 million.

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