Report: 2011 Audi R8 GT priced from $198,000

Posted on 10 October, 2010

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Audi

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Only 333 will be produced, so if you want a 2011 Audi R8 GT you’d better act fast. In fact, only a thir of that number are slated to hit US soil. Audi has announced pricing for the R8 GT, and the limited-production sports coupe will cost you $198,000.

The most super of the R8 supercar family, the R8 GT drops weight and adds power. Audi has managed to shed 220 pounds from the standard R8 while pushing the output of the 5.2-liter V10 engine up from 525 to 560 horsepower. The car will only be offered with the single-clutch R-Tronic semi-automatic transmission. It’s a shame we won’t see an R8 GT fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox, but it’s nice to see hi-po versions of popular cars arriving on our shores.

The Audi R8 GT is slated to hit dealer showrooms next summer.

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[Source: Inside Line]

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