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2010 Audi R8 Spyder

By luanpa in | February 4, 2010 | (3) Comments

Audi R8 Spyder is open-top two-seater supercar. 2011 model  will be available both with V-10 and V-8 power.

Audi R8 Spyder is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine, large parts of which are built by hand. It has 518bhp that’s generated at 8,000rpm and 530Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Get medieval with the throttle and the 0-62mph time is 4.1s, then the car will pass 124mph in just 12.7s on its way to a screaming 194mph maximum. Power is sent to the road through a six-speed manual gearbox and Audi famous quattro four-wheel-drive system which has a heavy bias towards the rear wheels in the R8. There’s also the option of an R Tronic automated manual gearbox with paddle shifters.

the Spyder is just fractionally slower than its hardtop sibling (which is lighter by 220 pounds). Audi also claims that the power soft top is good all the way to the Spyder’s 194-mph top speed. The Spyder not only loses the fixed roof but also the optional sideblades of the coupe. The car’s top-up profile borrows a bit from the BMW 6-series convertible, with an upright, glass rear window (which can be powered up and down) tucked between the trailing edges of the top, which extend rearward. Another idea borrowed from BMW droptops is the use of special heat-reflective seat upholstery, in this case Nappa leather. The R8 Spyder does offer an entirely unique new feature, too, one that’s perfectly suited to the cell-phone age: a series of microphones attached to the shoulder belts (with one more inthe dash), to facilitate hands-free calls even during high-speed, top-down driving. The R8 Spyder goes on sale in Europe this spring but won’t reach North America until summer 2010. When it arrives, as a 2011 model, it will be available both with V-10 and V-8 power.

Integral to the way the R8 drives is its mid-mounted engine which enables a 43:57 weight distribution. The suspension system is a double wishbone set-up on all four wheels and Audi’s magnetic ride dampers are standard. These can adjust their settings automatically according to the driver’s style. They can be set into one of two modes for a more comfortable experience or a more dynamic one.

2010 Audi R8 Spyder

2010 Audi R8 Spyder



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3 responses to "2010 Audi R8 Spyder"

  1. An absolutely stunning car, Audi seems to get closer and closer to making its concept cars a reality. Love the sleek styling with bhp to back up the package.

  2. ArchieP says:

    …Very nice…I’ll take it..and make mine JET BLACK..V8 – 6 SPEED….TUVM!

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