The inevitable alternative open finally arrives to the market.
Audi confirms the date of the commercial launch of the new variant to open the Audi R8 V10, on the 14th of July, the dealerships of the brand in Europe are beginning to accept the first orders of the new sports open German, although the firm has not clarified the date in which they will be delivered the first units in our country.
Unveiled last spring, during the New York Hall of 2016, the first orders for the Audi R8 V10 Spyder may be just a year after the brand of Ingoldstadt market the coupe version, at the end of June 2015.
The version Spyder maintains all of the specifications of the R8 V10 coupe, as the motor of ten V-cylinder FSI 5.2 litre, which is capable of delivering 540 HP and 540 Nm of maximum torque, that thanks to the new system quattro is distributed intelligently to all four wheels, being able to divert all torque to a single axis thanks to the multiplate clutch operated electrohydraulically. The transmission is entrusted to a box S Tronic 7-relationships.
The canopy is made of textile material.
the loss of The roof has not led to problems in terms of performance, the R8 V10 Spyder is capable of accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,6 seconds and has a maximum speed of 318 km/h, only a tenth, and 5 km/h slower than the variant closed.
As the coupe version, the new R8 V10 Spyder achieves the weight down compared to its predecessor thanks to the use of the technologies ASF of the German mark, combining aluminum and plastic reinforced with fibre of carbon (CFRP) getting a frame more rigid, 50 percent or more in the case of the Spyder, and 40 percent in the case of the coupe, while more lightweight. The new open version has a dry weight of 1.612 kg, stopping the scale at 1.720 kilos in a state of running order. This allows to achieve improvement in the fuel consumption of its predecessor by up to 10 percent.
As a sports model in the banner of Audi, incorporates all the technology of the prides of the brand, being able to emphasize the possibility of choosing mode of conduction through the system Audi Drive Select, selectable from the controls located on the steering wheel. Like the coupe, it features the control panel Audi virtual cockpit, from which now you can visualize your own mobile phone, thanks to the new smartphone interface for Audi, as well as items such as MMI Navigation Plus or the module Audi connect.
The only feature distinguishable with the coupe is the roof.
Manufactured at the plant of the brand, based in neckarsulm, the Audi R8 V10 Spyder will complement the range R8 with a third variant, accompanying the versions coupe, R8 V10 and R8 V10 Plus, the latter with a power of 610 HP. In the absence of to confirm the prices in Spain, the new model comes with a price tag of 179.000 euros in the German market.