The Audi R8 GT3 is the racing model for the production version of the Audi R8. The new car comes equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox, a remodeled front end, a larger rear wing that helps to keep it stationed on the tarmac, and a large amount of production-spec suspension parts.
It should be able to push out 500 horsepower – which will give it the ability to go up against the Jaguar XKR GT3 and the Aston Martin DBRS9 during the 2009 European racing season. At least that is what we are being told. We hope this is true so that we can see this car in real action. However, the ones sold to the public will naturally be powerful – but of course street legal.
Audi factory driver Frank Biela has already been putting the R8 GT3 through its paces. The cars are scheduled to enter production at Hungary’s GyÃ¶r plant, with expected delivery to customers starting some time next year. At this time we do not have a set price.