ABT Sportline has unveiled the R8 GT S, the Audi’s cabrio which is based on the R8 Spyder. At the 2011 Motorshow Geneva, the R8 GT S is on display in elegant and self-confident red chrome tone with a contrast provided by the middle section of the car. Bonnet to the rear wing is dominated by carbon.
ABT Sportsline has paid attention to weight reductions and the perfect distribution of weight. With its dynamic carbon inlays at the side and on the covers of engine and convertible-top, the cabrio signalizes that it is one of the fastest around. The front skirt, rear skirt, windscreen frame cover, red air scoops, engine bonnet or even the mirrors are not just design, they are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CRP) and are correspondingly light.
In term of performance, the R8 GT S Sportsline is now boasts 620 HP (456 kW) compared to 525 HP (386 kW) on standard models. A performance improvement of almost 20% is a statement in the super sports car class: the ABT R8 GT S sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 320 km/h. The cabrio with the 5.2 liter V10 engine is fully compatible for everyday use and is real fun for cruising on country roads.
The Sports exhaust system the Sportsline R8 GT S provides good acoustics and is an important part of the design concept. It is harmonized with the diffuser, rear wing and trapeze-shaped rear skirt, and the light metal alloy ABT BR in 20 or the CR Superlight in 19 inch.