All-New 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Revealed


The new Audi R8 V10 Spyder is here, and it's enough to get your heart beating faster just looking at it. This droptop supercar shares a foundation with the R8 LMS GT3 racecar and the Lamborghini Huracan, and after this year's redesign, it's 50-percent stiffer than its predecessor for a more dynamic driving experience.

Every material used in the new R8 Spyder was carefully considered to keep weight low and speed up, from the forged aluminum control arms to the cloth roof to the aluminum chassis and judicious use of carbon fiber. The cockpit is placed close to the front of the vehicle to keep the center of gravity low.

The new R8 Spyder shares an engine with the coupe variant.

  • Naturally-aspirated 5.2L V10
    • 540 HP
    • 398 lb.-ft. torque
    • 5 second 0-60 MPH acceleration time
  • Seven-speed S-tronic® dual-clutch transmission
  • quattro® all-wheel drive, which can direct 100% power to either front or rear wheels as needed
  • Double wishbone front and rear suspension
Inside, the cockpit is very reminiscent of a racecar in shape, but provides pure luxury in the driver-focused technology and attention to detail.

Interior features include:

  • Three-spoke multifunctional flat-bottomed sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit instrument panel
  • Heated 18-way adjustable sport seats with power lumbar, leg, and side bolster adjustments
  • 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen® 550-watt sound system
  • Audi connect® infotainment, MMI® touch with handwriting recognition, Google Earth™ satellite navigation, and more

You can experience all the latest Audi models at our dealership in Hoffman Estates. Visit our inventory page now to see what models you can find in our showroom or contact us by phone at (888) 698-1441 to speak with an Audi specialist.
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