Audi has taken the already spectacular R8 and packed yet more horsepower into its latest release the GT.
I’ve driven Audi’s marvellous R8 on two occasions.
Both times it was with the ‘standard’ 4.2 litre, 420hp V8 engine, but there’s also a 5.2 litre V10 version with 525hp for people who don’t think the V8 has enough poke (it does).
For people who still don’t think that’s enough, Audi have announced a limited-edition R8 GT, which has even more horses under its bonnet.
Audi’s engineers have taken the V10 engine and wrung another 35hp out of it, taking the car’s maximum output to 560hp.
Only 33 examples will come to the UK priced at £142,585.
The extra power has been combined with a 100kg drop in weight to make the car’s straight line speed truly phenomenal.
Sixty-two miles per hour comes up in just 3.6 seconds and top speed is 199mph, making it the fastest road-legal Audi of all time.
All R8 GTs come with a six-speed semi-automatic transmission you cannot buy one with a manual gearbox.
It’s available to order in the summer and, despite its hefty price tag, I suspect those 33 examples will be snapped up in no time at all.