Thursday, March 24, 2016

2017 Audi R8 Spyder

The 2017 Audi R8 Spyder features a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10, rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque that will go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds on to a top speed of 197mph. That is shackled to a Quattro four-wheel drive system through a seven-speed dual-clutch.

The Quattro all-wheel-drive system can send as much as 100 percent to the front or the rear axle, although the default setup is strongly rear-biased. There is a GKN-supplied, water-cooled front differential and a limited-slip differential in the rear.
At 3554 pounds, the R8 Spyder is svelte by modern standards; 80 percent of its spaceframe is made from aluminum. The standard tires are 245/35R-19 front and 295/35R-19 in the back, with 245/30R-20 front and 305/30R-20 rear rubber optional.

The electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering comes from ZF. Adaptive, magnetorheological dampers for the suspension are also optional.
The vehicle will be available this summer at a premium over the base MSRP of $165,450 for the R8 coupe.