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Audi R8 Spyder V10 unleashed

A highly appealing open top high-performance sports car, first seen at Frankfurt Motor Show is the latest addition to Audi’s regional line-up.

The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro combines breathtaking performance with the experience of open-top driving. The 525 hp V10 engine accelerates the high-performance sports car with the lightweight cloth top to 100 kph in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 kph.

The 5.2-liter engine produces 530 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm and 525 hp at 8,000 rpm. Each hp only needs to move 3.3 kilograms of weight. The engine offers amazing thrust and hangs tenaciously on the throttle in every situation accompanied by that unmistakable 10-cylinder Audi sound.

Audi offers a classic manual and an R tronic sequential six-speed transmission as an option. Launch Control manages engagement of the clutch for maximum acceleration. The standard suspension includes the high-end Audi magnetic ride technology, in which the shock absorbers adjust their response to the road conditions and the driver’s style within milliseconds. The R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro rolls on 19-inch wheels. The four brake discs are internally ventilated and perforated. Optionally available from Audi are large carbon fiber-ceramic discs that are lightweight, robust and long-lived. The ESP stabilization system has a Sport mode and can also be completely deactivated.

The R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro features a fascinating package of technologies, including the Audi Space Frame (ASF) made of aluminum and carbon fiber composite, quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the excellent sound system from Bang & Olufsen, LED headlights and the innovative seatbelt microphone. The leather seat coverings are specially pigmented to reduce heating as a result of the sun’s rays.

The R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro sports a cloth soft top in classic Audi style, which keeps the vehicle’s total weight and center of gravity low. The top opens and closes within 19 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h.

Last modified on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:37


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