facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

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 >>
This fall and winter, six Waldorf Astoria properties across the United...
The all-new Midual Type 1 is much more than the sum of its mechanical...
Photo by Charlie Magee
Classic Motor Cars, a restoration shop based in Shropshire, England, that...
The glitz and extravagance of the Strip provide the perfect backdrop for...
Photo by Jim Fets
Monterey Car Week in August is a destination for automobile collectors,...
As Bugatti winds down the more-than-a-decade-long production run of its...
Though electric and hybrid cars have existed for quite some time now—in...
The Sealy, Texas, tuning shop that created the Hennessey Venom GT —the...
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.PhotoDesignStudios.com
The 507 roadster was one of the most beautiful cars of the postwar era and...
The folklore and religious figures depicted in the Lüftlmalerei , the...