When the Audi R8 originally made its debut, we thought it was the perfect car from the brand to feature a lot of special-edition models like Porsche’s 911. Well, Audi is doing just that. Following the debut of the Audi R8 GT, the company has now confirmed plans to launch a lightweight GT version of the R8 Spyder in early 2012.
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Power is likely to come from the same setup in the Audi R8 GT, which is powered by a modified version of the 5.2L V10 making 560-hp (an increase of 35-hp) and a peak torque of 398.28 lb-ft. Top speed will come in at 193 instead of 198.84 like the coupe since it will be a convertible.
Also like the Audi R8 GT, production is expected to be limited to 333 units. You can expect a full public debut of the Audi R8 GT Spyder at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
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