540-hp mid-mounted engine, quattro drive with variable torque distribution, lightweight body of carbon fiber and aluminum, new performance mode – the Audi R8 Spyder* offers the finest in high-tech, and its cloth top provides for first-class open-top driving enjoyment.
“We are bringing all of our motorsport know-how to series production
with the new R8 Spyder V10,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of
quattro GmbH. “The second generation thus tops the powerful performance of its predecessor.”
*The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed in the last chapter of this document.
Spectacular design and breathtaking dynamics, combined with the allure of open-top driving – Audi presents the second generation of the R8 Spyder. Its 540-hp V10 engine provides breathtaking performance and a sound that will move you.
The dynamic character of the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 is immediately apparent at first glance. The forward position of the passenger compartment, the highly accentuated wheel arches and the long back define the classic silhouette of a mid-engine sports car.
According to DIN unladen weight without driver, the new Audi R8 Spyder tips the scales at just 1,720 kilograms (3,792.0 lb); dry weight is a mere 1,612 kilograms (3,553.9 lb). The key to this outstanding figure is the new multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF).
From 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds, 11.8 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) and a top speed of 318 km/h (197.6 mph) sum up the dynamic performance of the new Audi R8 Spyder.
Audi drive select integrates other components besides the quattro drive – the accelerator, steering, the S tronic, control of the exhaust flaps and the optional adaptive damper system Audi magnetic ride.
The interior of the new Audi R8 Spyder echoes the streamlined styling of the exterior and also visualizes the systematic lightweight construction concept. The defining element is the “monoposto”, the large arc running around the cockpit.
Driving fast demands your full concentration. In the new R8 Spyder, the control concept is completely focused on the driver. All important functions can be controlled without drivers having to take their hands off the steering wheel or look away from the road.
Among the highlights on the list of standard equipment in the new R8 Spyder is the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch – a versatile infotainment control center. It integrates a touchpad on the rotary pushbutton that the driver can use to write, scroll and zoom in on the navigation map.
The new Audi R8 Spyder opens another chapter in the R8 story. It all started in 2007 with the market introduction of the first-generation Coupé, followed by the Spyder in 2010. Sales of both versions combined reached approximately 27,000 units.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).