Audi R8 GT Sport spied on the Nürburgring

Audi is working on a new top of the range R8 that will be called most likely R8 GT Sport not R8 GT Ultra like we reported last year.

Caught testing on the Nürbrurgring, the prototype has a new front splitter, enlarged side intakes and a huge rear wing compared to the facelifted model, which debuted last year.

Current top of the range R8 V10 Plus packs 550 horsepower from a 5.2-litre V10 and the new special edition model is expected to have around 600 horsepower. The previous R8 GT (before the facelift) that was limited to 333 units, produced 560 horsepower.

The R8 GT Sport would be Audi’s answer to Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series. Audi used the ‘Sport’ label last in 2005 on a limited edition TT quattro Sport.

Of course there is always a chance it is just a prototype for testing different technologies. We’ll see soon!


RELATED POSTS

2014 Audi S1 facelift caught winter testing near the Arctic Circle
New Bentley Continental GT V8 prototype spied on the 'Ring, could be the new RS version
Audi A3 named 2014 World Car of the Year
2015 Cadillac ATS saloon facelift revealed with the new crest
Watch Chris Harris test drive the new Porsche Cayman GT4
Audi S8 Plus arrives with 605 horsepower
McLaren is selling a very rare F1 with less than 2,800 miles
Polish supercar Hussarya GT planning its competition debut in 2017
Vauxhall reveals all-new Insignia ahead of Geneva debut
McLaren announces second-generation super series
Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed ahead of Geneva debut
Less mass means more Lotus - the new Lotus Elise Sprint
Tags: , , ,
linode.com