Audi R8 GT Spyder: Get yours now!

2012-01-18 09:47

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.

  • Eddy - 2012-01-18 14:01

    I actually kind of approve of this car, and it's an Audi (VW). Please help, the shame is too much to bear!

      Johan - 2012-01-18 17:26

      And what makes YOU so special?

  • Mogo - 2012-01-18 16:49

    Everything was peachy until the part where it says "It comes with Audi's six-speed R tronic sequential manual transmission only.". Audi Seriously needs to do away that ancient tech and make way for the s-tronic or even a proper manual. Other than that, she sure is a stunner.

  • Pawel - 2012-01-18 19:29

    How on earth do they get R2,775 million for a car that retails in the US for $163000 that is R1,3 million.....

      Phoenix - 2012-01-18 20:14

      That would be the standard model. This is the GT - it costs USD 300 000.

      James - 2012-01-18 20:31

      5.2 fsi r tronic $158K

      Phoenix - 2012-01-18 21:33

      I see Evo and other magazines have the price in Germany at Euro 207 000 which makes it just over R2 125 000 before duties and taxes.

      Pawel - 2012-01-19 07:57

      still crazy... SA is just ripping the consumers off...

  • James - 2012-01-18 20:34

    Gt no more than $250K

      kevin.grinaker - 2012-01-18 22:08

      And that makes it just over R2,5 million @ R8.20 to the $, without the SA taxes included.

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