Volkswagen AG brand Audi has unveiled a limited-edition, open-top version of the mid-engine R8, called the GT Spyder.
The two-seater will debut at this year's IAA in Frankfurt, just ahead of a European sales launch and will cost 207,800 euros in Germany. As with the R8 GT coupe, the R8 GT Spyder will be assembled in a run of just 333 cars at Audi's Neckarsulm manufacturing plant in Germany.
It draws heavily on the earlier R8 GT coupe, sharing elements of its styling, lightweight construction and mechanical package.
At the heart of the new Audi is a powered-up version of the standard R8 Spyder's 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 552 hp. The car uses a standard six-speed sequential-manual gearbox with paddle-shift capability and a viscous-coupling all-wheel-drive system set up to provide a nominal rear-wheel-drive bias.