Soft-top R8 GT Spyder has been made light and is good for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of just 3.8 seconds.

Audi has unveiled the R8 GT Spyder.

A year after the R8 GT coupe was launched, and quickly sold out, now comes a Spyder sibling to take the role of flagship model for the Audi brand.

The R8 GT Spyder features the same power plant as in the R8 GT coupe - a 5.2 liter FSI V10 unit producing 412 kW (560 PS / 552 bhp) and 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque.

Curb weight on the Spyder is just 1,640 kg (3,616 lbs), which is 85 kg less than on the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro upon which it is based. The GT Spyder makes use of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) for several body panels as well as glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) for the seats to reduce weight.

The R8 GT Spyder goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph).

The fabric soft-top roof deploys or retracts in 19 seconds and can do so at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph).

Like the R8 GT coupe, The GT Spyder will be limited to just 333 units.

Prices in Germany begin at €207,800.

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