Audi R8 Spyder

Audi India will launch the R8 Spyder on the 25th of March, 2011. The convertible version of the R8 will be priced in excess of Rs. 1.5 crore and will feature the same V10 motor which powers the R8 V10 Coupe. With a displacement of 5,204 cc, the R8 Spyder will produce 525ho of power at 8000Rpm and 530Nm at 6500Rpm. The electronic rev limiter does not intervene until 8700Rpm, when the pistons travel 26.91 meters every second. The ten-cylinder has a specific power output of 100.9 hp per litre displacement. Each hp only has to move 3.28 kilograms of weight. Equipped with a manual transmission, the open top sports car from Audi tips the scales at only 1,720 kilograms.

The R8 V10 Spyder is powered by the same 5.2-litre 518bhp engine that powers the hard top V10 coupe. The engine is sourced from Lamborghini, which, like Audi is again a VW Group company. The Audi R8 Spyder will reach 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds and the acceleration just keeps coming up to a top speed of 313 kmph.

Like every open-top Audi, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro has a cloth top – an uncompromising solution for a high-performance sports car. The soft top’s approximate weight is a mere 30 kilograms (66.14 lb); it thus keeps the vehicle’s total weight and center of gravity low. The electrohydraulic soft top opens and closes in 19 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h. When opened, it folds like a Z into its storage compartment over the V10 engine.

The exterior appearance remains the same and there are additional attractive features in the interiors, including the Audi parking system advanced with integrated rearview camera, the high-beam assistant, a storage package or Bluetooth mobile phone preparation. A sports suspension with conventional dampers is available at no charge to sharpen the racing character. The front spoiler, the rear diffuser, the mirror housings and several engine compartment components are optionally available in carbon from Audi quattro.

Audi R8 Spyder Rear

The range of optional equipment offers additional attractive features, including the Audi parking system advanced with integrated rearview camera, the high-beam assistant, a storage package or Bluetooth mobile phone preparation. A sports suspension with conventional dampers is available at no charge to sharpen the racing character. The front spoiler, the rear diffuser, the mirror housings and several engine compartment components are optionally available in carbon from Audi quattro.

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