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Audi R8 Spyder Price and Technical Characteristics

The new Audi R8 Spyder was first presented in March at the New York Motor Show, and now the company announced the price and technical characteristics of this model.

R8 Spyder hit the market at the end of 2016, and the standard equipment will include: coach, Audi’s driver mode, multi-function leather steering wheel, 12.3 inch digital display instead of potentiometers, which Audi calls the Virtual Cockpit, as Audi Connect and among other options offers smartphone connectivity integration with iOS and Android. Enhancements will be available Bang Olufsen sound system with speakers built into the headrests, LED headlights, and Sport Plus package which gets more dynamic management, adaptive dampers and a sports exhaust.

In terms of design, it is almost identical to the coupe model. The material from which the roof is made only retreat weighing 44kg, and can be opened and closed for 20 seconds at a speed of 50km / h.

Audi R8 Spyder V10 Exterior

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The whole car weighs 1612kg “nude,” which is about 113kg less than the previous R8 Spyder, thanks to the cartridge made of carbon fiber. Its weight is 1720kg (125kg more than the coupe model) when it is fully loaded with standard equipment and products necessary for the operation as motor oil, transmission oil, antifreeze, liquid climate and a full tank of fuel, and without a single passenger or luggage.

R8 Spyder will have a 5.2 liter V10 engine with 540 horsepower and 540Nm of torque, with the S-Tronic dual clutch automatic transmission, which would allow acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 318km / h. Later this year is expected to more powerful “plus” version with 610 horsepower.

The price will start from 153,500 euros for the basic model.

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