Audi R8 Spyder
The Audi R8 V10 Spyder is the supercar that combines breath-taking performance with the open-top thrill of a cabriolet, and the R8 Spyder’s Motor Sport lineage is evident in the mid-engine placement. The high-revving, mid-mounted V10 engine sits directly behind the seats and gives the perfectly balanced R8 supercar a low centre of gravity - With the engine placed near to the centre, weight is favourably distributed towards the rear axle, giving greater traction and making cornering more agile and responsive. When coupled with quattro all-wheel drive the R8 performance and road-holding is simply faultless.
There’s a choice of V10 engines in either rear-wheel drive and quattro variant. The first, delivers 540PS of Power with a Max Torque of 540 Nm, or opt for the more powerful V10 Plus – producing an astonishing 610PS with a Max Torque of 560 Nm. Either way the R8 Spyder now has more power and more torque than the previous generation R8.
The R8 Spyder accelerates from 0–62mph in a mind blowing 3.6 seconds and also provides an intense audible performance, especially when the roof is down. Fully automated, the lightweight soft-top opens or closes in just 20 seconds and while on the move up to 31mph so you don’t get caught in a sudden downpour! Once dropped open the throttle, and you’ll instantly notice lower levels of wind and road noise than on previous Spyder models thanks to a rear wind deflector that can be raised or lowered to suit.
Power up - Roof down
Thanks to the latest high-strength Audi Space Frame (ASF), the Audi R8 is even more agile on the road. The intelligent mix of aluminium and carbon makes the Spyder 50% stiffer than the previous model. What’s more, for the first time, the ASF is directly linked to the motor sport tuned suspension for enhanced driving dynamics - You may not see the difference, but it’s something you’ll definitely feel during high speed cornering.
The Audi R8 Spyder comes with a high level of standard specification, from the racetrack-inspired buttons on the steering wheel to the stunning high definition Virtual Cockpit. When you drive an R8 everything you need for an exhilarating driving experience is right where you expect to find it.
The Audi 24 Hours of Le Mans Motor Racing Pedigree
Determination to innovate has led Audi Sport to a total of thirteen 24 Hours of Le Mans wins to date since the turn of the millennium, and it’s with that same spirit of competitive innovation that has led to the most exciting development in its road going sports cars. The ultimate result is the Audi R8 Supercar – the very embodiment of ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’. The Audi R8 shares many technologies including the Audi Space Frame and the V10 engine with its thoroughbred sibling, and is clearly a car with motorsport heritage in its genes.
Test Drive the Audi R8 Spyder
No other Audi road legal car, apart from the Audi R8 Spyder, even comes close to offering the same adrenalin rush as would be found on the race track. Contact us here at Sinclair Audi in South Wales to arrange a test drive and experience this awesome 24 Hours of Le Mans multiple winner for yourself.