This is a diecast car model/toy of Audi R8 GT made by Maisto and it’s officially licensed product. It features openable frunk (front trunk), doors and engine compartment (located at the rear). Interior, exterior and engine are detailed. Audi R8 GT diecast model also has real rubber tires. It’s of 1:18 scale and measures approximately 9.75” long by 4.5” wide by 2.5”.
Story of Audi R8 GT
Audi R8 GT is the ultimate version of first generation Audi R8 GT pre-facelift model. It has 5.2 liter engine that outputs 560 horsepower: 35 more horsepower than regular V10 Audi R8 and 140 more than the V8 version.
It also saw a reduction of weight by 100 kilograms (220 pounds) which helped to significantly increase handling and acceleration compared to regular R8. Audi R8 GT was produced only for 2 years (2011 to 2013) and it’s a very exclusively model with only 333 cars produced.
Audi R8 GT Performance
Audi R8 GT does 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and 100-200 km/h in 7.2. If you don’t care about metric system, here are performance data for imperial: 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, 0-100 mph in 7.3. Very impressive for 2011.
Being a proper sports car in performs in track too. It managed to lap Laguna Seca faster than Lexus LFA, Porsche Cayman GT4 and even Ferrari F12 Berlinetta which has V12 engine that output 740 horsepower.
Audi R8 GT proved its worth in other tracks too. It lapped Mireval race track faster than Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, Sachsenring track faster than Honda NSX (MK.2) and Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than original Nissan GT-R R35.
Audi R8 GT is like wine – it gets better as it ages. Despite all the years that have passed since it has launched it has aged gracefully and still manages to look better than many modern supercars. This is why Audi R8 GT diecast car toy model is a great gift to any car enthusiast and worthy of being a part of any collection.