Audi Opens the season of fresh air

New York, March 23, 2016

Audi shows at the New York International Auto Show (25 March to 3 April 2016) for the first time the new R8 Spyder and sends so much spring atmosphere to Europe.

Hood opens up to 50 km/h

A lightweight fabric hood, which runs out in two Finns, the new Spyder is different from the "normal" R8. The electro hydraulic drive opens the CAP in 20 seconds and up to a speed of 50 km/h. specificity: the rear window in the bulkhead can be on and drive perfectly, to listen to the soundtrack of the V10.

540 HP and the weight question

The Spyder is the same engine in front of the rear axle as his brother, closed. 540 HP and as much torque can shoot the fresh air missile in 3.6 seconds to 100 and up to a maximum of 318 mph. Help the double clutch gearbox "S tronic" and the quattro all-wheel drive. When asked after the mass, Audi specifies only a dry weight: 1.612 kilograms. So, one can assume that the R8 Spyder will weigh well over 1,700 kg. And, although Audi with the new "Audi space frame" in multi material construction with carbon and aluminium effort has been to somewhat slim the Spyder. Compared to the Coupé skirts, A-pillars and window frames were strengthened when the Spyder, to compensate for the loss of the roof.

Inside with "virtual cockpit"

Inside the Coupé and Spyder not differ. In the open version, the standard is likely "Audi virtual cockpit" highlights include and be a benchmark for speedometer and infotainment. (mf)