Sunday, June 12, 2011

Audi R8 Spyder GT

Audi has now released the convertible version of Audi R8 GT. Spyder surname, equipped with the same engine as the coupe version (a 5.2 FSI V10 560 hp) and promises to open incredible sensations. A year ago, Audi unveiled the R8 with better power to weight ratio in its class, the GT. She rode the 5.2 FSI V10 engine that had increased the power of the original 525 hp to 560 hp.

At the same time, the overall weight was reduced by 100 kilograms (lightening the front windshield and replacing the glass that separates the passenger compartment and engine compartment by polycarbonate). Now, the turn comes to the almost obligatory cabrio version. The R8 Spyder GT equipped with the same engine V10 with the same power and torque (560 hp and 55.1 Nm, respectively), but the benefits vary.

Thus, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is a two-tenths (from 3.6 to 3.8 s) and top speed goes from 320 to 317 km / h. This reflects, inter alia, an increase of the total weight compared to R8 GT coupe: Put needs of rigidity, the convertible version of 'fattening' of 1,525 to 1,640 kg.

Yes, about the Audi R8 5.2 FSI GT V10-no last name-have won 85 kilos on the scale through a structure that combines elements of aluminum and carbon fiber. The canvas roof and opening and closing-operation to be performed automatically, is carried out in 19 seconds at speeds below 50 km / h.

The gearbox associated with this model is an automatic six-management relations that allows for fully automatic or via paddles behind the wheel. It also has "launch control" and a full stability control switched off, in order to squeeze the most of your behavior. Series, equipped with gigantic size tires (235/35 R19 front and 295/30 R19 rear) and the suspension is lowered 10 mm.

All-wheel drive and ceramic brakes made of carbon fiber are responsible for trying to contain all that horsepower. Like his 'brother' coupe, the Spyder GT R8 is released in a limited edition. Exactly, are the lucky 333 that can be put under his control ... yes, get ready to shell out at least 207,800 euros, which is the launch price in Germany.

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