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Power all along the line: the Audi R8 Spyder V10

Audi R8 Spyder

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.

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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.
Breathtaking cornering speeds, highly precise and always stable handling – the new Audi R8 Spyder is also at the head of the pack when it comes to the drivetrain.
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.
quattro GmbH manufactures the new R8 Spyder in a purpose-built production facility, the “Audi Böllinger Höfe” in Heilbronn, close to Audi’s traditional Neckarsulm site.
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.
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