The Audi R8 GT was recently brought onto the US market and the company has decided to promote the vehicle by running a week-long run of videos in a series called "R8 GT Week." We’ve already featured Part 1 and Part 2, and now Part 3 has been released.

Part three is called "No compromise" and features 5-time Le Mans champion and AudiWerks driver, Emanuele Pirro, as he shares his opinion on the R8 GT. The title is fitting because Pirro says that Audi engineers are not comfortable with the word compromise and have come up with a "fantastic car, both on the racetrack and on the road which is very, very difficult to achieve."

Part four should be coming out sometime soon and is called "Healthy Appetite." This video provides another opportunity to learn a few things about the sports car, such as the fact that it features a V10 engine with an output of 560 HP, sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, is 180 lbs lighter than a standard R8, and can hit a top speed of 198.4 mph. All of those wonderful features and only 90 units will be offered for America. Bummer.

Check out a teaser for Part 4 after the jump.

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  (372) posted on 08.16.2011

First, I really believe that Audi can bring the Audi RS7 in the US market since they have delivered several units of Audi R8 GT there. Well, the car seems faster in terms of 0-60 mph though the v10 produces less power.

  (231) posted on 08.16.2011

haha. I like the term ’healthy appetite’ used for this vehicle! Well, it’s a great thing that they have reduced the weight of the car for better performance! However, I think the deliver output of the v10 technology is kind of less powerful! I was expecting for a 600+ hp.

  (320) posted on 08.15.2011

Well, I like the fact that they are using a World Champion to promote this GT R8. Since Pirro is very famous and has avid fans, those fans will surely consider this car. The statement of Pirro gave us additional knowledge for this Audi R8.

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