The design of the Audi R8 GT is an expression of its highly concentrated power. The new range-topping model in the series is a sculpture measuring 4.43 meters (14.53 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 ft) wide, and just 1.23 meters (4.04 ft) high, with a wheelbase of 2.65 meters (8.69 ft). The exterior has undergone numerous changes that further accentuate the styling, lower the weight and improve the aerodynamics. The R8 GT Spyder generates even more downforce when driven fast than the production model – without an appreciable increase in drag coefficient (0.37) or frontal area (1.99 m2) (21.42 sq. ft).
The frame of the single-frame grille, its struts and the slats in the air intakes are matt titanium gray; the grille is painted matt black. The splitter under the bumper has a double lip and is made of CFRP. Slender, elegantly curved flics at the sides of the front bumper, also made of carbon fiber composite material, increase the downforce on the front axle. The standard LED headlights use light-emitting diodes for all lighting functions. They produce bright, homogeneous light, have a long service life, low energy consumption, and an unmistakable look.
The GT badges on the sides are anodized red, and the side sills have been widened. Audi also offers a windshield frame in CFRP. The exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals are now smaller; their base is made of aluminum. The 19-inch alloy wheels have an exclusive five twin-spoke Y design in a titanium look finish.
The modifications to the rear are particularly noticeable, beginning with the fixed spoiler of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. Round exhaust tailpipes and ventilation slots for the rear wheel arches are integrated in the bumper, also made of carbon fiber composite. The enlarged diffuser too is of CFRP; the license plate trim and the slats are finished in matt titanium gray. The LED tail lights have dark-colored housings with covers of clear glass. Audi offers the R8 GT Spyder in the colors Glacier White, metallic; Phantom Black, pearl effect; Sphere Blue and Suzuka Gray, matt effect.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.