Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spied: Audi R8 Clubsport Testing at the Nurburgring

. Thursday, September 24, 2009

The crew at Auto Express were lucky enough to capture this Audi R8 Clubsport lapping the Nurburgring. At first glance, you'll notice this is no ordinary Audi R8. As the new bodykit and large rear spoiler will indicate, this is the much anticipated Audi R8 Clubsport.

Some may say that there are already plenty of variants of the Audi R8. However, any quattroholic will vehemently protest such a remark. Rounding out the R8 lineup as the most performance driven of the pack, the R8 Clubsport will be a testament of just how "hard core" Audi can get.

Word is, the Clubsport R8 will shave 50kg off of the V10 R8's frame as well as receive a boost in power and loose the quattro AWD for rear wheel drive. This should be enough to make a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds with a top speed in the 200 mph neighborhood.

Look for the Audi R8 Clubsport to make it's official debut at the Essen Motor Show in November.

Source: Auto Express
Photos: Automedia via Auto Express