Audi presented new sport version of the R8, called GT3. It have Audi’s Quattro system in favor of a GT regulation rear-wheel drive transmission. The R8’s 500 horsepower is delivered via a newly urban six-zoom, sequential, sports gearbox. An adapted front end and a mega large GT-panache rear-wing keep the pursuit mode glued to the pursue.
Audi claims that the suspension almost exclusively uses components from the production line. As amazing as the sounds, think that the benchmark R8 is in detail a supercar, already based on contest technology.
“The R8 is the first production Audi bearing the name and genes of a successful racing sportscar and is therefore an excellent base from which to build up our first big customer sport programme,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. “Ever since the R8 was unveiled we’ve been inundated with enquiries about a race version. With the Audi R8 we will offer customers a racing sportscar equipped with high-calibre technology and the typical Audi qualities, but which is nevertheless easy to handle.”
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