2017 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro S tronic Vegas Yellow – Inside, Exterior and Drive.
Engine sort: V10 gasoline engine (90° V angle) with dry sump lubrication, gasoline direct injection, 4 valve know-how, DOHC cylinder head
Displacement in cc / bore x stroke in mm / compression: 5204 / 84.5 x 92.eight / 12.5
Max. energy output in kW (hp) / at rpm: 397 (540) / 7800
Max. torque in Nm (lb-ft) / at rpm: 540 (398.three) / 6500
High velocity in km/h (mph): 318 (197.6)
Acceleration, Zero-100 km/h (Zero-62.1 mph) in sec: three.6
Mixed gas consumption in l/100km: 11.7 (20.1)
Mixed CO2-emissions in g/km: 277 (445.eight)
Unladen weight based on EU (excluding driver) / (together with driver) / gross weight restrict in kg (lb): 1720 (3792.Zero) / 1795 (3957.three) / 2020 (4453.three)
“The brand new Audi R8 Spyder is quicker, lighter and extra dynamic than its predecessor,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of quattro GmbH. “Along with the Coupé, it kinds the vanguard of the Audi mannequin lineup and gives the last word in open-top driving enjoyment.”
Honed: the design
The brand new Audi R8 Spyder is rather more chiseled and athletic than its predecessor. It has grown by 36 millimeters (1.four in) in width to 1.94 meters (6.four ft). This added width is underscored by the horizontal strains on the entrance and rear. The sculpted Singleframe with its eye-catching honeycomb grille seems wider and is positioned decrease. It’s flanked by giant air inlets with vertical bars. Positioned seamlessly above the Singleframe are the wedge-shaped LED headlights, that are optionally out there with Audi laser mild. This feature supplies for optimum visibility in the dead of night and will be recognized by the lighted, anodized blue strips dividing the headlights and in addition by the dynamic flip alerts. The slender LED lights present a particular purple mild signature on the stately rear of the automobile. Downforce is supplied by a big diffuser bordered on each side by trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes. The brand new sideblades emphasize the sporty strains on the flanks. The inlets there feed air to the mid-mounted V10 engine.
Typical Audi: light-weight delicate high
The convertible high of the R8 Spyder weighs simply 44 kilograms (97.Zero lb), thus contributing to the low heart of gravity of the open-top, high-performance sports activities automobile. Two fins operating to the rear stretch the material. They and the big cowl of the compartment for the convertible high harmonize completely with the hanging design of the R8 Spyder. An electro-hydraulic drive opens and closes the highest in simply 20 seconds at speeds as much as 50 km/h (31.1 mph). The rear window is sunk into the bulkhead and will be retracted and prolonged electrically. With all home windows up, the air stream strokes the R8 Spyder with a minimal of turbulence.
Aluminum and carbon fiber parts: the brand new Audi Area Body
The open-top two-seater has an unladen weight of 1,720 kilograms (three,792.Zero lb). When weighed with out working fluids as is the norm in motorsport, it ideas the scales at simply 1,612 kilograms (three,553.9 lb). Its sturdy spine is the newly developed multimaterial Audi Area Body (ASF), made out of aluminum and carbon fiber.
The aluminum parts make up 79.6 % of its weight. In a development from the R8 Coupé*, they create a lattice that Audi’s engineers have used to include particular reinforcements particularly into the sills,
A-posts and windshield body. Apart from the selection of supplies, progressive manufacturing strategies scale back the load of particular person parts by as a lot as 10 %. Because of this, the extremely inflexible physique weighs simply 208 kilograms (458.6 lb), and its torsional rigidity has elevated by over 50 % in contrast with the earlier mannequin. That’s the key parameter
for a dynamic, strong and premium driving expertise.Sturdy motorsport DNA: the V10 energy unit
The spectacular mid-engine with twin injection system units the tone within the new Audi R8 Spyder V10. The free-breathing, 5.2-liter engine responds spontaneously and revs up shortly. Its sonorous sound – which will be optionally amplified by a sport exhaust system with gloss black tailpipe trims – is goosebump-inducing. 397 kW (540 hp) of energy at 7,800 rpm and 540 Nm (398.three lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm ship spectacular street efficiency: from Zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in three.6 seconds and a high velocity of 318 km/h (197.6 mph). The brand new R8 Spyder thus tops its predecessor by 15 hp, Zero.2 seconds within the dash and seven km/h (four.three mph) in high velocity.