The R8 GT is a car that Audi is obviously very proud of, and rightfully so because it’s one menacing beast. About 180 lbs lighter than the R8 V10 and carrying a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 560 horsepower, the R8 GT is the grand daddy of all R8 models. For their part, Audi is promoting the supercar with a week-long run of promo videos that it has amusingly called "R8 GT Week". Obviously, these guys must be huge fans of Shark Week.

The first part of this series features 5-Time Le Mans Champion and AudiWerks driver, Emanuele Pirro, giving us his thoughts on the uber powerful German supercar.

If there ever was an authority on Audi supercars, you won’t find a better one that Emanuele Pirro. He’s been front and center when it comes to testing new Audi models and his opinions on the R8 GT drive home the point that this 560-horsepower monster is the top-of-the-mountain as far as Audi performance vehicles are concerned.

Check out the video to watch Part 1 of Audi’s ’R8 GT Week.’


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  (595) posted on 08.10.2011

Obviously, Audi is very proud of this one. They really made a video out of it and divided it into four. Much better if they make a movie of this. HAHA! By the way, the video is great, since they feature the World Champion racer in Le Man.

  (580) posted on 08.10.2011

I wonder if this car is already available in the market? Admittedly, the performance of the Audi R8 is quite superb, no doubt they built a GT version! The performance of the car is extremely awesome.

  (412) posted on 08.10.2011

The GT is definitely a monstrous vehicle! The figure performance of the car is freaking awesome. And for a v10 technology it offer a better fuel economy and decent styling.

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