The all-new second-generation Audi R8 Spyder is a simply stunning sports car, which offers the perfect combination of spectacular design, absolutely breathtaking performance and the buzz of open-top driving.
The 5.2-litre V10 engine, paired with a 7-speed S tronic transmission offers 532bhp, rapid gear shifts and a 0 – 62mph acceleration time of just 3.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 197mph.
Experience quattro® permanent all-wheel drive as standard, contributing to the R8 Spyder’s well-rounded performance portfolio, allowing this supreme sports creation to take on bends with absolute ease. Sports seats offer a highly contoured seat shape, providing superior lateral support, so you can take the corners as well as the car.
Tailor the R8 Spyder to your very own specification, with various optional extras available to enhance the exterior and the interior; carbon add-on components, for example, can emphasise muscle, upgrading the front spoiler, diffuser and sideblades.
The all-new Audi R8 Spyder offers superior security and protection for vehicle occupants, following the Bavarian brand’s high safety standards, which is why the build quality of this sports car is of the highest standard.
A carbon-fibre reinforced spaceframe offers supreme stiffness, plus additional strengthening to the A-pillar and sills makes the cabin even better protected – this second-generation model boasts a 50% improvement on torsional rigidity over the first-generation, plus this use of lightweight materials also makes the R8 Spyder 113kg lighter than its predecessor. Carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted to the vehicle too, offering ultimate stopping power in all weather conditions, complementing the R8 Spyder’s agile handling.
The innovative Audi virtual cockpit and MMI navigation plus with MMI touch all aid the driver of the R8 Spyder, offering required information at the ready without the need to look away from the road ahead or take a hand off the wheel.
Revel in the all-new Audi R8 Spyder’s aesthetic design, with its unique, distinctive looks and wide, muscular stance. A prominent honeycomb grille, chiselled bonnet, sharp headlights and dramatic air intakes make for a truly aggressive front end, with subtle V10 badges and 20-inch titanium alloy wheels to complete the look.
Find bumper gills, bodywork and a carbon air scoop identical to that of the fixed-roof Coupé, but with bespoke Spyder side blades and distinctive rear haunches.
The long, wide deck houses the newly-designed folding cloth roof, which weighs only 44kg and is able to open and close in just 20 seconds at up to 31mph.
A synthetic textile wind deflector is able to reduce airflow around the driver and passenger’s heads by around 90%, plus with the roof up, road and wind noise has been reduced compared to that of the first-generation, making every exciting adventure more comfortable and relaxing.
Start the R8 Spyder using the red button on the flat-bottomed steering wheel and enjoy a more dynamic drive, thanks to Servotronic variable-effort, speed-dependent power steering, allowing for superior manoeuvrability and responsiveness.
Revolutionary LED headlights featuring Audi Laser Light are available on the R8 Spyder, maximising visibility and range for the driver by producing a beam with twice the reach of normal LED headlights and therefore, offering increased safety and illumination at night.
The quattro system is the R8 quattro all-wheel drive. The Audi R8 is a mid engined model and due to this, the Audi quattro system used for the R8 models has a different configuration to the rest of the Audi range. In normal driving conditions, the quattro system in the R8 sends the majority of the power to the rear wheels. It can send up to 100% of the torque to the front or rear axles, depending on driving situation and road conditions.