Despite the strict lightweight construction concept, the R8 GT does not require any sacrifices on the part of the driver. The top-of-the-line model offers automatic air conditioning, two power windows, a navigation system with MMI operating logic, a powerful sound system, a driver information system, and a parking system with acoustic and visual display. An assist function that facilitates hill starts is integrated into the ESP. Two front airbags and the integral headrest system stand guard, just in case.
Audi offers an optional 465 watt, ten-channel Bang & Olufsen sound system with 12 speakers, a CD changer and the Audi music interface for the easy integration of a mobile player. There is also a Bluetooth mobile phone interface, with the innovative seat belt microphone available as an option. Integrated into the belts are three small microphones; a fourth is mounted on the windshield frame. Other Audi options include a full leather package, power-adjustable and heated seats, a multifunction steering wheel, an Alcantara rear shelf, a storage package, controls covered in leather with contrasting stitching, cruise control and a higher-capacity 90-liter fuel tank.
The price list includes a range of exclusive features for fans of the extraordinary. Exterior options include two alternative wheels, a body-color front splitter and an engine compartment lining in matt CFRP with LED lighting. CFRP elements on the doors, the tunnel, in the cockpit and on the instrument panel are available as interior options. Others include seat belts in red, orange or gray, floor mats with the R8 GT logo and CFRP door sill trims illuminated in red. Seats with carbon fiber composite frames, which are somewhat lighter than the GFRP frames, are available as an option. The R8 GT logo can be optionally embroidered into the Alcantara seat coverings.
Audi has put together a race package for passionate racing enthusiasts. It includes a bolt-in roll bar in red or black, which is certified both for the road and for the racetrack. Also available are street-certified four-point belts in red or black, a fire extinguisher and a kill switch for the battery. A front bar module with no street certification that turns the roll bar into a full-fledged cage is also available for use on race tracks. A rotary lock for the four-point belt is also available.
Audi is selling the R8 GT in Germany for €193,000. The series is limited to 333 units. Each R8 GT has a badge with its production number on the shift lever knob.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.