2015 Audi R8 GT Spied Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2015 audi r8 gt spied testing

Now that Audi has updated its 2014 model year R8 with some improvements, its top-of-the-line GT model is next on the list to get the subtle enhancements.

Our spy photographers recently caught the Quattro GmbH engineers hard at work and probably having some fun testing the updated R8 GT. A new chin spoiler has been added for additional aerodynamic improvements along with the familiar front canards. Carbon-ceramic brake rotors look to be hidden behind the wheels while the rear sports an extra large spoiler.

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The current R8 GT cranks out 560 hp from the German automaker’s 5.2-liter V10 powerplant, but the new model is expected to pump that figure closer to 575 to 600 hp. As for the standard R8 model, the 2014 R8 features a new seven-speed S tronic transmission that aids in cutting 0.3 seconds off the exotic’s 60-mph sprint. New LED headlights outfit the exterior while LED lighting is now optional for the engine bay.

The R8 GT could debut later this year as a 2014 model year, but will more likely be offered as a 2015.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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