The GT Spyder uses carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) on some body parts, while the engine frame is made from ultra-light magnesium. The engineers also trimmed mass from a number of technical components in the transmission, wheels and brakes.
As we reported almost exactly a year ago, Audi has done something similar with the Audi R8 (which is based on the Gallardo). Called the GT, it is 100 kg lighter (tipping the scales at 1 525 kg) than the R8 V10, while the engine now produces 412 kW (up from 386 kW). Audi claims an acceleration time to 100 km/h of 3,6 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h.
The most hardcore iteration of Audi’s graceful supercar has emerged with a raft of weight-saving measures and a healthy dollop of additional power.