Audi reveals 2018 R8 Spyder V10
Audi recently revealed the 2018 R8 Spyder V10, the most powerful drop-top that claims to be “the fastest series-production convertible car of the four-ringed brand.”
With a high revving 5.2-liter 449kW or 560Nm V10 engine, the R8 Spyder can go up to 8,700 rpm, a lightning-quick response that is coupled with an evocative, voluminous sound. Its V10 engine produces a power of 610 PS, and a maximum torque of 560 Nm. This sports car can go up to almost 100 km/hr in just 3.3 seconds – 0.1 second faster than McLaren 570S Spider.
This all-wheel drive sports car has a seven-speed S tronic transmission with a lightning-fast action. Its dual-clutch transmission sends power to the quattro drive system in the front axle via a cardan shaft, and its electro-hydraulically activated multi-plated clutch is water-cooled to achieve its maximum performance.
The R8 Spyder V10 plus has an athletic stance on the road. It is 4.43 meters long and 1.94 meters wide, but just 1.24 meters tall. The most distinctive element on the front is the wide and flat single-frame grille with its gloss honeycomb mesh, chrome-plated frame and the Audi Sport emblem.
Below, it stretches a low-lying carbon spoiler, which directs air around the large wheels. Optional Audi laser light in the LED headlights provides farsighted vision at night. These feature distinctive illuminated, anodized blue dividers as well as the dynamic turn signals.
The convertible roof of the R8 Spyder V10 is made up of fabric that weighs 44 kg and contributes significantly to the low weight and low center of gravity of the R8 Spyder V10 plus.
The rear window is sunk into the bulkhead and can be retracted and extended electrically. With all of the windows closed and the optional wind deflector installed, the wind passes gently over the driver and passenger.
The R8 Spyder V10 has a standard light, highly contoured, mounted low, and R8 embossed bucket seats, which are upholstered in fine Nappa leather with special pigmenting that stops them from heating up in the sun’s rays. Decorative inlays are made from carbon; the pedals and footrest are in glossy stainless steel.
As in a racing car, the standard R8 performance leather steering wheel features integrated multifunction buttons as well as two large control satellites. The driver uses these to start and stop the engine and control Audi drive select. Two more buttons including a rotary wheel are used to control the performance mode and the exhaust flaps.
The standard equipment package for the R8 Spyder V10 plus includes a superb infotainment system – the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. In addition, the MMI navigation plus has an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot for the mobile devices of passengers.
It also has an optional Audi connect module that enables fast internet access via LTE, and offers an array of services such as Google Earth and Google Street View. The Audi smartphone interface also displays selected content from iOS and Android smartphones in the Audi virtual cockpit.