Sir, Your Audi R8 GT has arrived….

There’s one lucky customer in the UK and we’re sure enjoyed the weekend!

From Autoguide.com:

The first of 333 limited edition Audi R8 GTs was delivered to its rightful owner in the UK this week. Sporting 560-hp, the Audi R8 GT has already been accounted for by future owners in 23 different countries. The first one to hit the streets however will be a Phantom Black R8 GT and we’re hoping it won’t be one of those that end up on our blog wrecked and demolished.

Enhancements to the already potent R8 from Audi makes the R8 GT one of the most exclusive sports cars in the world. It features a hand-built aluminum body constructed of Audi Space Frame and weighs in at merely 463-lbs. By incorporating more carbon fiber throughout the car, Audi also reduces the overall weight of the R8 GT by 220-lbs compared to its R8 5.2 FSI quattro counterpart.

Powered by a 5.2L V10, its 560-hp compared with the 3,362-lb weight of the R8 GT makes for an impressive driving experience. For aesthetics, the R8 GT has subtle differences in its newly designed bumpers in carbon fiber while the interior receives bucket seats. The R8 GT was available with a starting price of $276,780.

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Audi R8 GT vs. Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Porsche 911 Turbo

When these three supercars go head to head nobody really loses!

From Insideline.com:

It was only a question of time, really. Eventually the four rings from Ingolstadt and the bull from Sant’Agata would go head-to-head with one another. Because even if the Audi R8 has kept a respectful distance in the marketplace to the Lamborghini Gallardo from which it’s derived, humble pie is obviously no longer on the menu in the office canteen at Audi HQ.

At first the Audi R8 seemed entirely different, simply a stretched, German-size version of the Gallardo with a luxury kind of spin. After all, Audi is the world’s fastest-growing luxury brand right now, while Lamborghini is exclusive and extreme, catering to a very select audience that wouldn’t be caught dead in an Audi.

But when you see the 2011 Audi R8 GT in real life for the first time, you wonder what it is. Is it a celebration of Audi’s nine victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Or is it evidence of a new corporate seriousness about the sports car business, not only a head-to-head confrontation with an exotic as serious as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera but also a warning shot across the bows of the Porsche 911 Turbo?

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