The Audi R8 is without a doubt one of the greatest cars from any manufacturer to have been released within the last 10 years. It seamlessly blends performance, high style and bullet proof reliability into the one true super car that you can drive on an everyday basis. Whether you opt for the standard 4.2-liter V8 version or go buck wild with the likes of this all new 2012 Audi R8 GT, the odds of you not liking your choice are slim to none. With the R8 GT, Audi has seen fit to take what they’ve learned from their existing models and tweak it into this limited edition version. The 5.2-liter V10 from the R8 Coupe 5.2 quattro and the R8 Spyder for example, has been massaged to the tune of another 35 hp, making total power output 560 hp. They’ve also lightened the car by another 180 pounds by utilizing more aluminum and carbon fiber in its overall construction.
All of this good stuff means a top speed of 199 mph, a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and a price tag of $196,800. People, when compared to cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera at $237,600, or the Ferrari 458 Italia at $245000, paying under 200k for the new Audi R8 GT seems like a flippin’ bargain.
If you want one though you’ll have to hurry as there are only 333 being made for world consumption, and only 90 of those are coming to the United States.