Audi has unveiled a new version of their R8 at this weeks New York International Auto Show, the Audi R8 Spyder V10.
The Audi R8 Spyder V10 comes with some impressive performance figures, which include 540 horsepower from its 5.2 litre FSI engine.
“With its spontaneous throttle response, quick revving-up and inimitable sound, the 5.2 FSI naturally aspirated engine in the new Audi R8 Spyder delivers undiluted emotion,” remarked Dr.-Ing. Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development. “Compared to the R8 Coupé*, the engine sound in the open high-performance sports car now delivers an even more intense experience.”
The R8 Spyder has a lightweight cloth hood tapering into two fins. These stretch the cloth so that it, along with the large hood compartment cover, harmonizes perfectly with the athletic design of this high-performance sports car. An electro-hydraulic drive opens and closes the hood in 20 seconds up to a speed of 50 km/h (31.1 mph). The rear window, sunk into the bulkhead, can be retracted and extended. With all windows up, the air stream strokes the body with a minimum of turbulence.
This gives the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 a top speed of 197 miles per hour and a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of just 3.6 seconds.
The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 will be available to order in the UK this spring and it will launch later in the year, as yet there are no details on pricing.