Audi on Monday introduced U.S. pricing for the R8 V10 GT, marking the swan track for the German automaker’s V-10 engine.
The bottom worth is $249,900 plus a $1,495 vacation spot cost, $595 for paint, and a $1,300 fuel guzzler tax. That brings the full price to $253,290 for every of the 150 items deliberate for the U.S., out of 333 globally. The R8 V10 GT shall be offered right here as a 2023 mannequin, and is scheduled to begin arriving at dealerships early within the 2023 calendar yr.
The acquainted 5.2-liter has been tuned to ship 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque for the U.S. model of the R8 V10 GT. That is the identical output as all-wheel drive R8 fashions, and makes the GT probably the most highly effective rear-wheel-drive manufacturing automotive to put on the Audi badge. Audi expects 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and a high pace of 199 mph.
Audi R8 V10 GT RWD
The R8’s 7-speed dual-clutch automated additionally has recalibrated gear ratios to ship quicker shifts, whereas a brand new Torque Rear mode permits the motive force to regulate the intervention of the digital stability management. There are seven levels of Torque Rear to select from, with every stage making the automotive need to oversteer extra.
In U.S. spec, the R8 V10 GT loses 55 kilos in comparison with the usual R8 V10 RWD coupe, bringing the curb weight down to three,516 kilos. This was achieved with 20-inch light-weight alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic anti-roll bar, and light-weight bucket seats.
The GT is visually distinguished from different R8 fashions by all-black lettering and badging, a brand new entrance splitter, flics, code skirt covers, attachments on the perimeters of the rear fascia, a rear diffuser, and a rear wing with swan-neck struts. The consumption manifold can be painted black. Vehicles coming to the U.S. additionally get commonplace carbon fiber facet blades, door-sill inlays, and exterior mirror housings.
Audi R8 V10 GT RWD
Three colours can be found—Tango Crimson Metallic, Daytona Grey Metallic, and Mythos Black Metallic—totaling 50 automobiles in every shade for the U.S. The black-and-red inside consists of crimson seatbelts in homage to the authentic R8 GT from the 2012 mannequin yr. Different commonplace gear features a sport exhaust system, Audi Laser Lights, Dynamic Steering, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, and a diamond-stitched headliner with the stitching in crimson.
Audi hasn’t stated if the R8 will die alongside the V-10, although rumors level to it being discontinued subsequent yr. We would not be shocked if Audi launched an extra run of open-top Spyder variations of the GT earlier than that, although, as was the case with the previous-generation R8 GT. Audi is reportedly planning a successor, however with an electrical powertrain and certain a brand new title.