The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 has just lost its top. Audi has chose the New York International Auto Show 2016 to unveil this beauty and already orders are flooding in. Powering the Spyder is the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre engine which can be optionally fitted with the sport exhaust system with gloss black tailpipe trims. With 540 hp of power and 540 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm the Spyder has phenomenal road performance: from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 318 km/h. For efficiency Audi have fitted the new freewheeling mode, where the R8 coasts with the engine decoupled, helping fuel efficiency by ten percent compared with the old V10 model. The new R8 Spyder consumes 11.7 litres per 100 kilometres, which results in 277 grams CO2 per kilometre. Behind the V10, there is a super fast seven-speed S Tronic which the driver controls electronically. The dual-clutch transmission pushes power to a newly designed quattro drive system with an electro-hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch at the front axle.
The R8 Spyder has a lightweight cloth hood tapering into two fins. An electro-hydraulic drive opens and closes the hood in 20 seconds up to a speed of 50 km/h. The rear window, sunk into the bulkhead, can be retracted and extended. With all windows up, the air stream is smooth leaving very little turbulence inside the cockpit. The driver and passenger sit on sport seats or bucket seats with a more highly contoured shape for even better lateral support. Whne it comes time to spec your new R8 Spyder, customers will have almost unlimited scope to tailor both the interior and exterior to their individual preferences. Add-on body components such as the front spoiler, the diffuser and the new sideblades are also available in carbon. LED headlights with newly developed laser technology maximise visibility and range for the driver, bringing increased safety at night. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System is another highlight for music lovers. For the first time, Audi integrates two head restraint loudspeakers into each seat, for a nightclub style audio experience even when driving with the hood open. This is one classy looking Spyder and I think its safe to say it looks awesome in yellow also.