Audi R8 GT the top Production Supercar

Augi R8 GT 600
Do you want the sports car experience? Well maybe the Audi R8 GT is for you. It has just been named the Sports Car of the Year 2011 in the category “Production Supercars” by the German magazine AutoBild SportsCars.

This year marked the 10th time that a jury from the trade journal has awarded the coveted prize, which was presented at the Essen Motor Show.

Stephan Reil, Head of Development at quattro GmbH, accepted the award for the Audi R8 GT before some 450 invited guests. 70,976 readers of the magazine took part in this year’s anniversary voting for “Sports Car of the Year 2011.”

The Audi subsidiary, quattro GmbH, is responsible for the development and production of the Audi high-performance sports car. Its 5.2-litre V10 engine produces 412 kW, while engineers have reduced the weight of the Audi R8 GT by another 100 kg compared with the R8 5.2 FSI quattro. As a result, the car responds superbly to the driver’s inputs, with excellent dynamics and sensational cornering grip. The car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Its average ECE fuel consumption is just 13.9 litres per 100 km.

173 cars that had previously proven their worth in more than 300 tests and road reports were nominated in 17 classes, which were further broken down into Production, Tuning and Limited Production. Besides the winner, five other Audi models were placed in the top three of their respective classes: the Q7 V12 TDI in the category “Production SUV,” the RS 3 Sportback in the category “Production Compact Cars,” the RS 5 in “Production Coupés,” the Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro in “Production Station Wagons” and the R8 GT Spyder in the category “Production Convertibles.”

The Audi Group

About Rob Fraser 2504 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Audi R8 GT the top Production Supercar | AnyAuto | Total GT

Comments are closed.