Praise the Lord and pass the tissues, it's the Audi R8 GT. It's 220 pounds lighter than the "normal" R8, thanks to some weight-saving measures and the use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber. The GT tips the scales at a relatively lithe 3,362 pounds, including a Bang & Olufsen sound system. But that's not all. Where that lovely little 4.2-liter V8 used to go, there's now a stonking 5.2-liter V10 that whips up 560 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. Hooked up to a six-speed sequential transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive, the GT sprints from standstill to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (that's the official time to 100 km/h, 62 mph, so take a whisker off) and decides to stop accelerating once it hits 198 mph. To get back down to zero, there are carbon ceramic brakes. Much of the car, including the engine, is hand made. Only 333 examples will be built and it still isn't known if any of those will make it to America. If they do, the cost should be in excess of $250,000.
Audi R8 GT - So Desirable, Yet So Unattainable: Part Two