Lighter, Faster, Tremendous(er)
2011 Audi R8 GT
Move aside Lamborghini Gallardo LP560, Audi’s in town with the bigger, badder 2011 Audi R8 GT ($250,000). 560 hp and 398 lb-ft torque (yes, the same Lambo), ensure the R8 GT will bully with the best (though we’ll settle for our Audi S5). Ingolstadt’s scientists/artists have coaxed and wooed the 5.2 FSI V10 to the tune of a 35hp increase.
In addition, visual engine accoutrement cues have been implemented as well as an optional track package, which includes a bolt-in rollbar, four-point harness, extinguisher, and kill switch just in case you’re next trip to Starbucks turns into Le Mans 2010. Of course, what’s power without weight-reduction? Well, Audi has the R8 GT covered: thinner glass, increased frequency of polycarbonate parts, and what we imagine to be extremely tenuous micro-reengineering of the aluminum body. The sum total is a lighter, faster, better handling, and very limited Audi R8. 333 to be exact. Enter Now.
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Buy Now: $250,000 (Europe only…for now)