You’ll soon be able to buy the Audi R8 in three flavors: fast, faster and, “Oh, my god.”
But getting close to the 200-mph mark will nudge you ever closer to a $200,000 price tag.
When the slick 2-seater came out, a few years back, critics found little to, well, criticize, other than the lack of oomph from the stock 4.2-liter V8. They didn’t have long to fret, however. The addition of a 5.2-liter V10 – the same basic powerplant from the Audi GT3 LMS race car – bumped the pony count from 420 to 525 horsepower.
Needless to say, that wasn’t quite enough for some folks who have gotten caught up in the numbers game. So, while the new R8 GT isn’t quite in the same rarified air as the new, 700-hp Lamborghini Aventador, it still has enough to challenge the best of the supercar breed by adding yet another 35 horsepower – 560 in all.