Open Audi R8 Spyder officially unveiled in New York

German brand presented Spyder R8 supercar performance of the current car fair in New York.

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The model replaced the hard fixed roof with soft fabric roof which can be opened at speeds up to 50 km / h. Audi engineers have decided on a canvas roof in order to maintain the agility to not add extra weight to the Spyder’s performance compared to the standard model.

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Compared with the previous model, increased rigidity of the body for more than 50%. The new R8 Spyder weighs 1612 kg – which include reinforcements in specific areas of the body – the threshold, the A-pillars and windscreen frame. These reinforcements are now lighter by 10 percent, resulting in a very significant saving of 113 kg compared to its predecessor.
At the heart of the supercar lies the same 5.2-liter V10 engine with 540 hp, thanks to which R8 V10 Spyder is able to achieve acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 318 km / h. Here is the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that delivers power to all four wheels.

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Losing the roof means that now the sound of the V10 orchestra will travel more easily to the cabin, making the whole driving experience even more emotional.

 

 

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