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Audi R8 GT Shown In Melbourne, All Five Australia-bound Cars Sold

Audi s fire-breathing R8 GT supercar — an even more powerful track-ready version of the range-topping V10-powered R8 5.2 FSI — made its local debut at this week s Australian International Motor Show.

If you were keen to invest in this incredibly limited-edition supercar, you can put your cheque book away: all five R8 GT cars allocated to Australia have already been sold.


At $470,700 Australian dollars, the R8 GT is a good deal pricier than the regular $392,200 R8 5.2 FSI — and nearly double the V8-powered $284,400 R8 — but it s also a whole lot more car.

On the power front, Audi has extracted a further 27kW from the big V10, boosting output to 418kW. The bigger number comes courtesy of tweaks to the engine electronics, leading also to a small increase in torque — up 10Nm to 540Nm at 6500rpm.

The 0-100km/h sprint is now covered in 3.6 seconds (3.9 for the regular R8 V10), and top speed is up to 320km/h (versus 316km/h).

Thanks to its aluminium spaceframe, the R8 was already close to its optimum weight. Nonetheless, Audi has managed to cut a further 100kg from the supercar s usual 1625kg kerb weight by swapping a number of aluminium panels for carbon fibre versions. There is also a thinner windscreen, and a polycarbonate rear window.

If you missed out on ordering an R8 GT, there s still hope in the form of the R8 GT Spyder. Best you get in Audi s ear early though — we re only getting five of the Spyders too.

Audi R8 e-tron Concept Shown At 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Audi R8 e-tron

Alongside the R8 GT on the Audi stand at AIMS this week is the petrol-powered supercar s electrified cousin — the R8 e-tron concept .

Gone is the red hue of the super-EV on debut back in 2009, in its place a fiery eye-catching Samoa Orange .

The story also changes under the bonnet : the R8 e-tron concept is propelled by four electric motors — two on each axle. Output is listed at 230kW — far from the massive figures of today s petrol-powered supercars — but thanks to the unique benefits of electric motors, torque is rated at a phenomenal 4500Nm.

The concept car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, and goes from 60 to 120 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

Audi says the R8 e-tron is capable of a driving range of 248km from one charge — although constant five-second bolts to 100km/h will undoubtedly drag that figure down a little.

According to Audi, the R8 e-tron is on-track for its planned 2012 production debut.

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