The R8 is a supercar for those who care as much about making an entrance at the end of their journey as much as the thrills they might encounter on the same journey. The new Audi R8 GT offers a level of refinement thats more in line with the rest of the new Audi lineup. Owning this beast would surely make you the Centre of attention wherever you show up but, get ready for big fuel bills and a puny cargo area. It’s happier cruising than fighting corners.
R8 GT – Things We Like
- A Thunderous V-10
- Magisterial Acceleration
- Agile Handling
- Relaxed Ride
- Luxury-Car Interior Ambiance
R8 GT – Things We Dislike
- Tiny Cargo Area
- Lofty Starting Price
- Few Driver-Assistance Features
- Poor Mileage
- Extra Cost To Upgrade Body Style
R8 GT – Must Know Details
Decor elements on the center console, air vents, and around the digital instrument cluster are made of the stuff, offset by red contrast stitching throughout the cabin and red seatbelts. Everywhere you look, Alcantara and Dinamica are present, including the steering wheel, which features a red 12 o’clock marker and bespoke controls for the Torque Rear mode.
Torque Rear mode – The R8 GT is a weapon of precision, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun, and should the situation present itself, and you feel brave or cocky enough, Audi Sport engineers have equipped the GT with a new toy you might like to play around with called Torque Rear mode. For the layman, that’s drift mode.
- Engine – DOHC 40-valve V-10, aluminum block and heads, port, and direct fuel injection
- Power – 562 HP at 8100 RPM
- Torque – 406 lb-ft at 6400 RPM
- Transmission – 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Wheelbase – 104.3 in
- 60 mph – 3.4–3.5 sec
- 100 mph – 7.5–7.6 sec
- Top Speed – 200–204 mph
R8 GT – Competitors
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one amongst many of the R8 GT’s rivals.
The R8 GT will not go down in history as the fastest supercar, nor one that will attempt Nürburgring records of any sort, however, an already focused performance car becomes quicker than ever, yet both the physical and electronic chassis tweaks have made it even more engaging without compromising the huge enjoyment Audi’s supercar is known for. To cap it all off you get one of the great engine noises of all time. None will ever feel as special as this.