The originalAudi R8 was one of the best bargains in the automotive world. It provided serious performance without the insanely high supercar price. Well, like most things, the R8 has gotten pricier over time and the newest version, the R8 GT, is right in line with Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin.

Only 333 will be made, so if you want one and have the money for one, call Audi soon because they might be gone. Only a third of that total number will be coming to the United States and each will cost $198,000.

The R8 GT is a lighter and faster version of the normal R8. Audi has managed to put the car on a diet allowing it to lose around 220 pounds. Weight loss was key, but so was bulking up, so Audi added 35 more horses, or the same power as a Chevrolet Aveo. The 5.2-liter V10 now puts out 560 horsepower and will be connected to a single-clutch R-Tronic semi-automatic transmission. We’re sure that gearbox is all well and good, but a manual option would have been nice.

The Audi R8 GT will be hitting showrooms next summer.

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