The new Audi R8 Spyder V10

Body, design and convertible top

  • Multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF) made from aluminum and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), weight of just 208 kilograms (458.6 lb) with top rigidity (approx. 50 percent higher than the previous model); dry weight: 1,612 kg (3,553.9 lb); unladen weight: 1,720 kilograms (3,792.0 lb)
  • aerodynamic concept focuses on high downforce values
  • taut body line, classic mid-engine proportions
  • electro-hydraulic cloth top, opens or closes in 20 seconds, even while driving up to 50 km/h (31.1 mph).
  • separate rear window, optional wind deflector
  • LED headlights standard, optional Audi laser light with dynamic turn signals
  • Sideblades with numerous customization options, many add-on parts optionally available in carbon fiber 


  • free-breathing, mid-mounted V10 engine with 5.2-liter displacement, dry sump lubrication, dual injection – direct and into the induction pipe cylinder on demand technology
  • high-revving, spontaneous engine response, characteristic sound
  • powerful performance: 397 kW (540 hp), 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) of torque, 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds, top speed 318 km/h (197.6 mph)
  • NEDC consumption 11.7 liters pro 100 Kilometer (20.1 US mpg), corresponding to 277 grams CO2 per kilometer (445.8 g/mi)


  • lightning-quick seven-speed S tronic with freewheeling function/coasting
  • newly developed quattro permanent all-wheel drive for fully variable distribution of drive torque, electrohydraulic multi-plate clutch with electronic control and water cooling, rear axle with mechanical locking differential


  • double wishbone suspensions at all four wheels, optional Audi magnetic ride damper control
  • 18-inch high-performance brake system at all four wheels, optional 19-inch ceramic brake system
  • electromechanical steering, alternatively dynamic steering with variable ratio
  • 19-inch wheels with mixed tires as standard, alternatively 20-inch wheels
  • driving dynamics system Audi drive select with four modes (auto, individual, dynamic, comfort) is standard; optionally available with three additional performance programs (dry, wet, snow) for maximum dynamics tuned for the respective road conditions


  • clear lines, new seats, arc-shaped “monoposto” in cockpit
  • new colors and materials, many customization options
  • controls are fully focused on the driver; all key functions are on the multifunction steering wheel
  • R8 sport leather steering wheel with two satellite buttons for engine start/stop and Audi drive select standard
  • optional: performance steering wheel with two additional buttons for the new performance mode and for controlling the exhaust flaps
  • freely configurable Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch display standard, including performance view with driving dynamics information

Infotainment and Audi connect

  • Modular infotainment platform, second generation (MIB2)
  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is standard, newly developed operating concept with flat hierarchies, including free text search
  • seatbelt microphones for convenient telephony standard, as is the natural voice control system
  • optional Audi connect, Audi smartphone interface and Audi phone box with inductive charging
  • debut at Audi: Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative head restraint loudspeakers 


  • fabrication in the “Audi Böllinger Höfe” production facility near the Audi Neckarsulm site, 30,000 m2(322,917.3 sq ft) of floor space, 500 highly qualified employees
  • flexible and innovative production, 16 assembly cycles of approx. 30 minutes each, work almost exclusively by hand
  • three-stage acceptance procedure prior to delivery (commissioning at the test center, quality acceptance on the factory’s own test track, one-hour test drive on public roads)

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.