Best of the Best 2012: Sports Cars: Audi R8 GT

  • Paul Dean

With a 560 hp v-10 engine snitched from the Lamborghini Gallardo, a top speed of 199 mph, and a zero-to-60-mph time of just a sniff over 3.5 seconds, the Audi R8 GT (www.audiusa.com) is a race-ready supercar by any definition. Foreign models come with a roll cage and competition bucket seats, and carbon fiber abounds. Factor in the coupe’s exclusivity (Audi will build only 333 and ship just 90 to the United States) and price (nearly $200,000), and the car squats parallel in status with any offerings from Ferrari, Porsche, or Audi’s corporate partner, Lamborghini. Even if it never visits a racetrack, the R8 GT is sufficiently comfortable, stylish, and luxurious to earn a place among life’s pleasures.

Read Next Article >>
Photo by James Lipman
Find out how the V-8 stacks up against its V-12 stablemate…
This race-adapted hybrid generates 86 more hp than its road-going counterpart…
Porsche 918 Spyder
See the winner and rankings, as well as exclusive photos and videos of all the cars...
Caterham Bikes Carbon E-Bike, a brawny carbon-fiber-and-aluminum electric bicycle that looks like a...
The Stingray is the seventh generation of the Corvette, a model that has been in production since...
Photo by Mathieu Heurtault/Gooding & Company
The annual Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction...
Photo by Scott Williamson/www.photodesignstudios.com
Stutz Motor Car of America, produced the Blackhawk from 1971 through 1987...
Chevrolet brought its Corvette Stingray convertible to Palm Springs, a popular location for...
Photo by Max Earey
The new sedan generates 552 hp and 465 ft lbs of torque…
Photo by Yakima Products Inc
The company claims its rack is the most aerodynamic on the market…