The R8 Spyder brings the breathtaking performance, precise handling and driver-focused interior of the R8 V10 coupe and combines it with the allure of open-top driving to deliver an even sportier driving experience.
“For Audi of America, the R8 started a revolution,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “It didn’t just win at the racetrack and become the car of super heroes, it truly added Audi to the luxury conversation in the U.S.”
Each generation of the R8 brings know-how acquired on the racetrack and from the legacy of Audi endurance racing to the road. Thanks to a close cooperation between racing engineers, racing drivers and developers, the all-new 2017 Audi R8 V10 coupe, R8 LMS racecar and now the all-new R8 Spyder made significant performance gains from their predecessors. In addition, both the coupe and Spyder share just under 50 percent common parts with the LMS, including the V10 engine.
The R8 Spyder features the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and seven-speed S-tronic® dual-clutch transmission as the R8 V10 coupe. The lightweight cloth roof, which tapers into two fins combine perfectly with the R8’s strikingly athletic design. Its strong backbone is the newly developed ASF® aluminum and carbon fiber construction. Like its predecessors, the interior pays homage to the shape of a racecar cockpit, with driver-oriented, easy-to-operate controls and functions, including the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit.