Monday, January 30, 2017

Audi R8 Spyder

Audi is launching a convertible version of its R8 supercar, the R8 Spyder, which makes its debut at the New York auto show. The roadster is the next addition to the growing lineup of second-generation R8 model.

The new R8 Spyder comes to town with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10, rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The high-revving engine can play the entire range from a low, dark growl to a piercing wail. From a standstill, 62 mph comes up in 3.6 seconds, onto a top speed around 198 mph
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic channels the power to all four wheels—most of the time. The Quattro all-wheel-drive system can send as much as 100 percent to the front or the rear axle, although the default setup is strongly rear-biased. There is a GKN-supplied, water-cooled front differential and a limited-slip differential in the rear.
Look for the Audi R8 Spyder at dealers this summer, at a considerable premium over the $165,450 R8 coupe.