That’s Audi. There is the house of Ingolstadt in this machine, and even they are honest in admitting that the others are used to make money and cover the cost of a luxury that has cost dear make the mark a little over the years and popular 80 in a myth. With its beautiful results.
If the Audi R8 Coupe launched in 2006 meant a certain desire to challenge Ferrari,Porsche and Lamborghini’s cousins (who still belongs to Audi, for heaven’s sake …), the new R8 Spyder has even attempted a pass on: the Audi will be however calmer and handling of any coach in the competition, and imagine what happens with the same power ..
So, unbelievably, but R8 Spyder will be just a super convertible for all, with a camper and family friendly fabric, driven by an electric-hydraulic, which allows it to rise and fall in 19 seconds and possibly hiding in a compartment between cockpit and engine, even while the car is moving up to 50 km / h. Easy like a A3 or A5 Cabrio, but certainly not trivial.
Three years have been perhaps too much to clean up the design of the R8 from several uncertainties. In the Coupe, the metallic center pillar and roof are by far the most controversial of the car: going to the convertible, it literally cuts the bull’s head, and all gains in an incredible way. The lines of the side can finally compete with the cleanliness of the cars of the highest range, and many details have been renewed for reasons of elegance: the chrome front grille is more delicate, the headlight switch to LEDs, and shoot the bad black strip faux carbon between the air intakes made for cooling the engine and brakes. The rear engine hood obviously change at all, with two small bumps at the head restraints ending in two grids. Little originality, as it is a shameless quote a Porsche Carrera GT, but Audi and Volkswagen have also just bought the sports brand of Stuttgart, so we are still in the family.
Stronger relationship issues also on the engine, since R8 Spyder is equipped with on 5.2-liter V10 engine with FSI petrol direct injection in that Lamborghini know very well. Here we are at an altitude of 525 hp and 530 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm, just enough to guarantee R8 Spyder acceleration from 0 to 100 mph in 4 seconds and a top speed of 313 km / h. All Audi transmission department, with the R Tronic gearbox or an automatic classic in six markets, and the quattro drive: the 4-wheel drive penalizes consumers, 14.9 liters per 100 km or 13.9 with R Tronic gearbox, but these levels is pointless to think.
What’s more Audi R8 Spyder? It ‘a sport that you live on board like a sedan representation. The steering wheel of a chalice and some finishes have some carbon look “racing”, but the driving position, coatings and all the electronic gadgets they think of a limo: anatomical seats, but not extreme, the satellite navigation system of last generation and handsfree phone kit with three microphones built in safety belts, which allow you to converse amiably even while the top is lowered, without inelegant background noise.