Just 50 Audi R8 GT Spyder units coming to the U.S.

When Audi unveiled the new 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder, production of which will be capped at 333 units, it said that only 90 units would come to the United States.

Well, it seems like Audi has changed its mind. Days before the Audi R8 GT Spyder’s debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi says that only 50 units will make it to the stateside.

Seeing as each unit will sell for $200,000+ in the United States, we expect the GT Spyder to remain very exclusive – that is unless Audi does a 2013 model year.

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Refresher: Power for the 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder comes from 5.2 liter FSI V10 that produces 560 horsepower and a peak torque of 398 lb-ft. That means each unit of horsepower has(6.46 lb). Mated to a 6-speed R tronic transmission with two fully automatic modes, the R8 GT Spyder goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 197 mph. Only 333 units will be produced.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line