(2021 V10 Performance Shown)

After 15 years, Audi's exhilarating R8 supercar is preparing to say goodbye. However, it's not going out quietly into the night. For the 2023 model year, Audi is introducing a limited special edition GT model with boosted performance from the raucous V10 powerplant, an upgraded transmission, a new Torque Rear driving mode, and exclusive styling. Here's a quick overview of the halo version of Audi's halo car.

  • Audi R8 GT Powertrain: Under the hood of the 2023 R8 GT is a specially tuned version of the prodigious 5.2-liter V10, increasing output from 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque to 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft. Audi asserts the R8 GT can hit 62 mph from a standstill in 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in just 10.1 seconds. Improved acceleration and fast shift times are made possible by a re-tuned 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that spins the rear wheels.

  • Torque Rear Drive Settings: The 2023 R8 GT features a new Torque Rear drive mode that allows drivers to set their preferred amount of rear-wheel slippage. Level 1 limits rear wheel slippage for more grip when cornering, while Level 7 is for enthusiasts who like to swing the rear end out and slide sidewise around track curves.

  • Weight Savings: The R8 GT equips exclusive, lightweight 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Sport Cup 2 high-performance rubber. Additionally, ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic anti-roll bar, and anodized aluminum coupling rod connections help contribute to a curb weight 44 pounds lighter than the R8 Coupé V10 performance RWD.

  • Design: The R8 GT features exclusive styling cues to suit its status, including a Carbon Aerokit comprised of a front splitter, canards, a diffuser, and a rear wing with gooseneck suspension. The interior is adorned in black and red, with exclusive floor mats, bucket seats, and a sequentially numbered plaque.

The Audi R8 GT will go on sale in 2023 with a limited run of 333 units worldwide. Reach out to Audi Chantilly today for more information on the latest Audi models and available reservation opportunities. If you'd like to explore any of the exhilarating Audi models currently in our new vehicle inventory, we welcome you to visit our Virginia Audi dealership for a test drive. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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