- Key Competitors: Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, Mercedes SL63 AMG, Ferrari 458 Spider.
- Power: 5.2l V-10 560 hp.
- Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
- Performance: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, 197 mph top speed.
- Pricing: $210,000.
- Availability: 333 in total, 50 to the US.
Ingolstadt’s famous, or Audi, has just unveiled its latest iteration of their superb R8 for the North American market here at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show: the 2012 R8 GT Spyder.
As you’d expect from the name and by viewing the pictures, this latest R8 is a drop top. Pegging itself as a step above the standard R8 V10 Spyder, the R8 GT Spyder is powered by the top of the line R8’s Lamborghini-based 5.2L FSI V10 that produces 560hp and 398 lb-ft of torques. Mated to a six-speed R-Tronic sequential semi-automatic gearbox.
Only a small total of 333 R8 GT Spyders will be produced with just 90 hitting our shores.
– By: Chris Chin