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Audi reveals R8 Spyder V10 Plus

Thursday 15 June 2017, By Autovolo

Audi reveals R8 Spyder V10 Plus

Audi reveals R8 Spyder V10 Plus

Audi has revealed the R8 Spyder V10 Plus, which will join its supercar line-up alongside the Coupé.

As the most powerful Audi engine ever to go into series production, the naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 produces 601bhp and 560Nm of torque, meaning the car can climb from 0 to 60mph in 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 203mph.

This is made even more exciting by the powered folding roof, which can open or close in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph. The hood is on a multimaterial Audi space frame made of aluminium and carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer.

All this technology means the Spyder V10 Plus is 69bhp more powerful, 6mph faster and 25kg lighter than the standard Spyder.

The R8 Spyder V10 Plus will go on sale in the UK later in June, with an on-the-road starting price of £147,470. You definitely get an impressive amount of trim for your money, such as bucket seats, ceramic brakes and a variety of carbon components.

Drivers can choose from a selection of driving modes, including Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual. There’s also a Performance mode, which can be programmed to take into account weather conditions such as dry, wet and snowy.

Stephan Winkelmann, managing director of Audi Sport, said: ‘The Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus completes the R8 model line. The Spyder is now also available as a 601bhp top version in addition to the Coupé. It benefits from our many years of experience in motorsport and combines breath-taking dynamics with the emotion of an open-top sports car.’