Faster and More Powerful Audi R8 Spyder to Debut

Audi is set to take the covers of the all-new 2017 Audi R8 Spyder at the New York Auto Show and say this one is better than anything that has come before it.

Under the bonnet of the new edition model will be Audi’s 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine that will give the R8 Spyder just south of 400kW and 540Nm. Audi telling us their new topless baby will cover the 0-100km/h sprint in about 3.7 seconds.

While the Audi R8 Spyder chassis will be lighter and stronger with significantly more aluminium.

Buyers can also look forward to utilizing the cloth hood when the weather isn’t as friendly, it opens and closes electronically in just 20 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 50km/h.

Ahead of the debut in New York, Audi Technical Development boss, Dr Stefan Knirsch, said the new R8 Spyder is going to be a step above.

“With its spontaneous throttle response, quick revving-up and inimitable sound, the 5.2 FSI naturally aspirated engine in the new Audi R8 Spyder delivers undiluted emotion,”

“Compared to the R8 Coupé, the engine sound in the open high-performance sports car now delivers an even more intense experience.”

We will keep you updated on Australian availability, pricing and specifications for the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder over coming months.

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