Audi R8 GT 2023 priced from 6.1 billion VND in the US, will the limit of 333 units cause the Vietnamese giant to ‘close orders’?

Audi recently announced that the limited 333-unit Audi R8 GT Edition will have a starting price of 249,900 USD (~6.15 billion VND).

150 of the 333 R8 GTs produced by Audi will be sold in the US, with three paint colors: Tango Red, Daytona Gray and Mythos Black. The number of vehicles is divided equally among 3 colors corresponding to 50 vehicles of each color. The version for the US market will have a few additional details compared to the international version.

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5.2 liter engine of Audi R8 GT Almost identical to the engine equipped on the R8 LMS racing car, like a “farewell” to Audi’s mid-engine supercar and V10 engine. This engine block produces 602 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque, an increase of 40 horsepower compared to the RWD version of the Audi R8.

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Audi has equipped the R8 GT with the “Torque Rear” function to automatically adjust torque at the rear axle. An upgraded dual-clutch transmission with 7 levels allows the driver to control the system, from level 1 to support new drivers, to level 7 for experts only. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel to help the car reach a speed of 100 km/h from a standing position in 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 320 km/h.

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In addition, the R8 GT has undergone extensive testing to reduce weight as much as possible. Specifically, the 20-inch wheels have been wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Ceramic brakes and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic suspension also contribute to reducing vehicle weight. This process is mainly produced by hand at the same factory that created the R8 LMS racing car. The R8 GT weighs 1,595 kg, 25 kg less than the standard version.

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This supercar model also uses many details with aerodynamic elements inspired by sports racing cars. Based on the principle of air intakes, the carbon fiber spoiler and fins help improve stability and increase downforce on the rear of the car when operating at high speeds.

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The interior of the Audi R8 GT uses a main black color tone with some red accents, including stitching and seat belts, combined with details made of carbon material such as the dashboard and area. gear lever and sports seat frame. The name of this version also appears on the floor mats along with a series of numbers marking the vehicle’s serial number placed in the middle of the gear lever area.

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According to Audi America’s plan, the 2023 R8 GT will be available in US showrooms early next year. In Vietnam, if a Vietnamese tycoon orders this car model, he or she will have to spend no less than 25 billion VND to get the car rolling with a white license plate. There are currently no private car importers offering for sale because the R8 2021 is quite picky about customers in our country as there are only 3 units so far.

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