ABT R8 GT R Presented Ahead of Geneva Debut

For those who consider that the Audi R8 V10 isn’t sharp enough, the Volkswagen Group dedicated tuner ABT Sportsline is offering the extreme R8 GT R kit. The car’s tuning package is inspired from the motorsport world (Abt has a vast experience in the field), making the car lighter and more powerful than the series version. The R8 GT R uses carbon fiber for the bonnet, front and rear aprons, rear wing, external mirrors and door panels. The hypercar’s windows are made of Makrolog, which not only sounds cool but reduces weight. All these mods help the tuned creation tip the scale 100 kilograms lower than the stock model. The car’s 5.2 liter FSI engine has been whipped to deliver 620 HP, giving the R8 GT R a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds and helping it cross the 200 km/h barrier (from a standing start) in 9.9 seconds. If the car is pushed (and we’re pretty sure it will be) it will reach a maximum speed of 325 km/h. To handle the extra power, the car uses an adjustable ABT Sports suspension system. The vehicle’s stopping power is provided by a ceramic braking system. The whole package rides on 19 inch rims wrapped in Michelin Sport Cup tires. Other racing-borrowed elements include a set of Recaro racing seats, a stainless steel roll cage, a special fire extinguisher and a carbon steering wheel. The R8 GT R also features an on-board video system and an expandable data module. The road racer will be presented at the Geneva Auto Show. Only 25 examples are scheduled to be built. autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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