The 2012 Audi R8 GT is only available in one trim package, which makes sense, given the limited production run. It includes the standard Audi care package, with a 4 year/50,000 mile warranty with 24 hour roadside assistance for four years. Some features are optional extras, but for the R8 GT, Audi actually included many amenities as standard. Navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, heated sports seats, LED headlamps and daytime running lights, and many others are included. Buyers can expect to spend some extra on optional extras like ceramic disc brakes, a Bang & Olufsen stereo, iPod integration, and all manner of extra carbon fiber or brushed aluminum trim.
The safety features available on the standard R8 are not available on the GT model, so drivers will have to go without adaptive cruise control and blind spot warnings. However, it does retain, as standard, knee, thorax, head, and dual-stage front airbags, as well as electronic stability control. A variety of packages are available, including carbon ceramic brakes, premium sound, 19" alloy wheels, and even more carbon fiber trim pieces. In truth, the optional extras, aside from the carbon ceramic brake package, are designed to fool the driver into believing that the sports car he or she is driving is a luxury car. Don't let the Audi badge ensnare you, the car merits every dollar paid over the R8. You may experience a sacrificed ride comfort, but Audi engineers make up for it with stupendous handling. Throw the GT into a corner or simply excite the throttle, the Quattro system in Audi's most expensive production car is ready for the challenge.