Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

39 + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter Lot 417 2013 Audi R8 GT Spyder The R8 is a two seat, mid-engine supercar positioned as Audi’s flagship model (a title it still holds today). It was launched in 2007 with two engines, the 4.2-litre FSI V8 and the 5.2-litre FSI V10 and uses Audi’s legendary Quattro four-wheel drive system which has been honed through decades of motorsport. It’s cutting-edge design, and performance to match, gained great acclaim in the motoring press and proved the car earned its place in the supercar arena along with the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren. But can you make the best even better? Audi AG’s private subsidiary company ‘Audi Sport GmbH’ answered that question in 2011 by developing a very special model in-house which would be produced in limited numbers and named it the R8 ‘GT’. The brief in short was simple ‘more power, less weight’. Introduced at the 2010 W√∂rthersee Tour, the Audi R8 GT (coupé) is a high-performance variant of the R8 V10 and was followed by its sunshine sibling, the R8 GT Spyder, unveiled at the 2011 ‘24 Hours of Le Mans’. Limited to only 333 units worldwide, the R8 GT Spyder combines the aggressiveness of the R8 GT with an open top driving experience. At £158,145 when new, the R8 GT Spyder was Audi’s most expensive road car to date (over £40,000 more than the standard V10 Spyder). Specification highlights include a power increase of 35bhp to 553bhp, carbon ceramic brakes, and a traditional spring suspension set-up (that sits 10mm lower than the standard V10’s variable Magnetic Ride system). The engine frame is made of ultra-light magnesium and the soft top cover and the large side panels at the rear are formed from carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP). CFRP is also used for the modified front spoiler, the fixed rear spoiler, and the new rear bumper and even the seats are made of carbon fibre which result in a weight saving of 32kg alone. Together, these components provide a weight saving of 85kg compared to the standard V10 Spyder and the resultant 197 mph top speed and 0-62 mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds make the GT a true supercar - but one you could easily use every day. The car presented here is a UK-supplied (one of just 33 we understand) 2013 Audi R8 (Type 42) GT Spyder, presented in striking Sphere Blue matt paintwork (a rare colour chosen by Audi for many of the PR images of the GT model at launch) and has been enjoyed by just two owners (in total), with our private vendor having purchased it in 2016. Naturally, it has a full Audi service history (see images; N.B. there is a typo written in the service booklet - the service at 6,506 miles should read 14/05/15 as per the Service History Certificate) ensuring that its highly conservative 22,000 miles have been enjoyed in fine mechanical health and the appearance and condition of the whole car reflect its fastidious upkeep, garaging and low mileage shared between just two diligent owners. Our guide price is truly attractive given all the factors - ability, rarity, history, condition, and sheer usability for what is arguably the world’s most approachable ‘supercar’. The registration ‘R8 XDT’ will be coming with the car Registration: R8 XDT Chassis No.: WUAZZZ428CN910163 Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000 More Details Lot 417 Bid On Lot 417