Alwyn Viljoen
1 minute read
21 Jan 2012
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They don’t come any purtier

Alwyn Viljoen

DROOL-DROPPINGLY gorgeous, faster than a scandalous rumour and made to cruise the south coast. This is the Audi R8 GT Spyder, with only­ 333 scheduled for production in 2012, five of which are heading to South Africa — one of which is heading to little old Pinetown near Durban.

DROOL-DROPPINGLY gorgeous, faster than a scandalous rumour and made to cruise the south coast.

This is the Audi R8 GT Spyder, with only­ 333 scheduled for production in 2012, five of which are heading to South Africa — one of which is heading to little old Pinetown near Durban. Alpine Motors has ordered one to celebrate the opening of the biggest Audi dealership in Africa.

Andrew Laas, the person who will (eventually and very reluctantly) be selling Alpine’s R8 GT Spyder, told the Weekend Witness that its unit will come with a lot of extras, pushing the price closer to R2,9 million.

Standing in its socks, the new Audi R8 GT Spyder is available at R2 775 000, including VAT, gas tax, a five-year/100 000 km freeway full-maintenance and a service plan. In KZN, the Spyder can only be ordered from Audi Centre Pinetown and Audi Centre Durban.

Audi South Africa issued a press statement listing the power of the 5,2-litre V10 FSI direct-injection system as 412 kW, acceleration from zero­ to 100 km/h in 3,8 seconds and a top speed of 317 km/h.