Audi has unveiled the R8 Spyder V10 Plus, which joins the R8 line-up alongside the V10 plus Coupé to become the fastest ever series-production Audi convertible.
The new edition is capable of 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 203 mph, spurred on by an extra 69 bhp power advantage, and by a 25 kg weight reduction, versus the ‘standard’ V10 Spyder. There’s also an extra 15 lb-ft of torque, bringing the total to 413 lb-ft.
The fabric hood, meanwhile, opens or closes in 20 seconds, at speeds up to 31 mph. Weighing 44 kg, it folds in a Z-shape and is housed in a flat storage compartment over the engine.
Other highlights include R8 bucket seats, carbon-fibre components inside and out, ceramic brakes, the R8-specific Audi Virtual Cockpit and the option of a “micrommata” green paint finish.
“The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus completes the R8 model line,” said Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann. “The Spyder is now also available as a 602 bhp top version in addition to the Coupé. It benefits from our many years of experience in motorsport and combines breath-taking dynamics with the emotion of an open-top sports car.”