Audi has revealed a lightweight, high-performance GT version of its R8 Spyder.
Power from its 5.2-liter V10 engine has been increased from 518hp to 552, its 0-62mph time has been cut to 3.8sec and its top speed has been increased to 197mph. A 6-speed R-tronic transmission is standard.
Audi has also slashed 187lbs from the all-wheel-drive R8 Spyder's curb weight to 3,615lbs in the GT, mainly with the adoption of carbon fiber for some body panels, the modified front spoiler, fixed rear spoiler and new rear bumper. Styling changes include add-on parts in titanium grey, a dual lip front splitter, a revised front bumper, red GT badges, round exhaust tailpipes, an enlarged rear diffuser and dark LED taillights behind clear glass.
The all-black interior is where the most drastic weight saving has taken place; the addition of new bucket seats saved 69lbs on their own.
Like the GT version of the coupe before it, production of the Audi R8 GT Spyder will be capped at 333 units.