The 2012 Model Year Audi R8 GT Spyder is limited edition vehicle with just 333 units going into production globally. Of them, 50 of these hand built units will make their way to the US car market. On lines of the R8 GT Coupe that was unveiled in 2011, each new Audi R8 GT Spyder car would have a unique distinction with the individual vehicle number on display on the gear shift.
The 2012 limited-edition R8 GT Spyder Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $210,000. This excludes $1,200 destination and delivery, and taxes. With the 2012 Model Year car being lighter and more powerful, it boasts of increased engine performance. It’s open-top flagship variant runs on a 5.2-liter V10 with direct injection, with max output of 560 hp. The R8 GT Spyder accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and attains a top speed of 197 mph.
Audi’s ultra lightweight technology has helped shave off 187.39 lbs from the already low weight R8 GT Spyder resulting in increased performance, fuel economy, rigidity, and strength. The vehicle has an engine frame made of ultra-light magnesium, and uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer for the long cover over the soft-top compartment, and large side panels.
A carbon fiber composite fixed rear spoiler facilitates downforce on the rear axle. As you may have guessed it uses the quattro all-wheel drive system with the vehicle running on 19 inch wheels. Xyz ventilated, and cross-drilled rotors are in place for improved stopping power. The 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder is fitted with a performance enhancing enlarged diffuser, fixed rear spoiler, and front splitter. Interiors are black and buyers can select stitching in Titanium Gray or Crimson Red. Alcantara applications include flat-bottom sport steering wheel, seat inserts, windshield frame, and hand brake cover. Deliveries for the limited edition 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder will begin in February.