Pure emotion - the new Audi R8 Spyder V10

2017-05-17 06:01
 Photo: suppliedAudi R8 Spyders.

Photo: suppliedAudi R8 Spyders.

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SPECTACULAR design and breathtaking dynamics, combined with the allure of open-top driving –Audi South Africa is proud to present the second generation of the R8 Spyder, now available at Audi Sport dealerships locally. Its 397kW V10 engine provides breathtaking performance and a sound that will move you.

“The new Audi R8 Spyder is faster, lighter and more dynamic than its predecessor,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport. “Together with the Coupé, it forms the vanguard of the Audi model lineup and offers the ultimate in open-top driving enjoyment.”

Horizontal lines characterize the front view, as does the wide and low Singleframe with its honeycomb grille. Sculpted surfaces connect it to the wedge-shaped headlights. The contours above the wheels are a cue to the quattro drive; the sideblades, which have been updated from the previous model, set bold accents.

The concept of emphasized horizontals also gives the rear a wide, athletic look. Trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes, optionally with glossy black tips, flank a diffuser with vertical ribs.

Compared to the previous model, the ASF of the new Audi R8 Spyder has become significantly better in all criteria. With nearly 50 percent higher torsional rigidity, it is the foundation for the precise handling, high crash safety and acoustically pleasing vibration behavior. The new multimaterial ASF attains a top figure in the sports car segment for its lightweight index – a measure of the relationship between weight, size and rigidity.

From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 11.8 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h and a top speed of 318 km/h sum up the dynamic performance of the new Audi R8 Spyder. It sprints to 100 km/h two-tenths of a second faster than its predecessor, reaches the 200 km/h mark six-tenths of a second sooner and delivers 7 km/h more top speed. From its 5,204 cm3 displacement, the free-breathing, high-compression (12.7:1) V10 engine develops 397 kW of power and 540 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

The interior of the new Audi R8 Spyder echoes the streamlined styling of the exterior and also visualizes the systematic lightweight construction concept.
The defining element is the “monoposto”, the large arc running around the cockpit. The instrument panel appears to float weightlessly, and cylindrical controls for the automatic air conditioner are arranged along its lower edge.

The driver and passenger sit in the new, low-mounted R8 sport seats with integrated head restraints. They are power-adjustable and heatable at the push of a button. The lumbar support is pneumatically adjustable, as are the seat and backrest side bolsters. Audi also offers optional R8 bucket seats. These are even more strongly contoured, can be folded down and feature some power adjustments.

In the new R8 Spyder, the control concept is completely focused on the driver.

Pricing

The Audi R8 Spyder will be priced as follows, inclusive of VAT and all taxes and standard with the 5-year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.

Audi R8 Spyder V10 quattro S tronic: R 2 905,500.

- Supplied.

 

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