The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro price was announced today as the German automaker released new details and photos with their topless performance sports car.
The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro is powered by a V10 unit that generates 525 HP (386 kW) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque which helps it accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 313 Km/h (194.49 mph).
The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro incorporates the company’s Space Frame (ASF) made from
aluminum and carbon fiber composite, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and as a new feature the car includes an innovative seatbelt microphone.
The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro price starts at 156,400 Euro in Germany and more specific information is available after the jump.
Audi press release :
Fascination taken to a new level of intensity: The Audi R8 Spyder
5.2 FSI quattro combines breathtaking performance with the experience
of open-top driving. The 386 kW (525 hp) V10 engine accelerates the
high-performance sports car with the lightweight cloth top to 100 km/h
(62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h
(194.49 mph). The R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro features a fascinating
package of technologies, including the Audi Space Frame (ASF) made of
aluminum and carbon fiber composite, quattro permanent all-wheel drive,
LED headlights and the innovative seatbelt microphone.
The R8
Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro captivates from the very first glance. Its lines
offer a unique interpretation of the dynamics and emotion of a
high-performance sports car. Two distinctive silver cowls, into which
the large air intake openings are integrated, give the long back a
powerful profile. Unlike the Coupé, the R8 Spyder has classic air
intakes behind the doors. The rear side panels and the large cover over
the storage compartment for the cloth top are made of a carbon fiber
The R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro sports a cloth soft top
in classic Audi style. The soft top’s approximate weight is a mere 42
kilograms (92.59 lb); it thus keeps the vehicle’s total weight and
center of gravity low. When closed it melds harmoniously into the
design line – it ends in two slim fins that extend toward the rear and
have a contour similar to that of the Coupé hard top.
The top is
suitable without restriction for high-speed driving and is quiet. With
the standard electrohydraulic motor, the top opens and closes within 19
seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). The
heated glass window is integrated separately into the bulkhead and can
be raised and lowered via a switch with the soft top up or down. Audi
also provides a wind deflector that can be installed in just two steps.
bulkhead includes integrated rollover protection in the form of two
pretensioned plates. The aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) body of the R8
Spyder is reinforced at important locations, yet it tips the scales at
a mere 216 kilograms (476.20 lb) – just six kilograms (13.23 lb) more
than the Coupé. Equipped with a manual transmission, the
high-performance sports car weighs only 1,720 kilograms (3,791.95 lb).
Prodigious power: the drivetrain
new top-of-the-range Audi offers incredible performance. The
free-breathing V10 with the aluminum crankcase features direct gasoline
injection. The 12.5:1 compression ratio that the FSI concept enables
contributes to the high performance and good efficiency. Dry sump
lubrication, another motorsport technology, ensures the reliable supply
of oil even at the maximum lateral and longitudinal acceleration.
5.2-liter engine produces 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm
and 368 kW (525 hp) at 8,000 rpm. Its specific power output is 100.9 hp
per liter of displacement; each hp only needs to move 3.3 kilograms
(7.28 lb) of weight. The R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro accelerates from
zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed
of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). The engine offers amazing thrust and hangs
tenaciously on the throttle in every situation accompanied by that
unmistakable ten-cylinder Audi sound.
Audi offers the R tronic
sequential six-speed transmission as an option. This has a fully
automatic and a manual mode, in which the driver can change gears in an
instant using paddles on the steering wheel. Launch Control manages
engagement of the clutch for maximum acceleration. The rear-biased
quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers power to the road
with supreme ease. Together with the locking differential on the rear
axle, it provides significantly greater traction, stability, cornering
speed and precision.
Motorsport technology can also be found in
the chassis of the Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro. There are double
triangular wishbones made of aluminum at all four wheels, and the
hydraulic rack-and-pinion power steering conveys highly-precise road
feel. The standard suspension includes the high-end Audi magnetic ride
technology, in which the shock absorbers adjust their response to the
road conditions and the driver’s style within milliseconds. A sports
suspension with conventional shock absorbers is available as an option.
R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro rolls on 19-inch wheels shod up front with
235/35 tires and 295/30 tires in the rear. The four brake discs are
internally ventilated and perforated, and are gripped by a total of 24
calipers. Optionally available from Audi are large carbon fiber-ceramic
discs that are lightweight, robust and long-lived. The ESP
stabilization system has a Sport mode and can also be completely
Comfortable: interior, equipment and trim
open-top two-seater features a generously spacious interior. The ring
of the leather-wrapped, multifunction sports steering wheel is
flattened at the bottom, and the power seats guide and support the body
perfectly. Quality of fit and finish is extraordinary; the controls are
clear and logical; and the driver information system includes a lap
timer. The rear bulkhead includes a storage compartment with three
bins, and the luggage compartment at the front of the car can hold 100
liters (3.53 cubic ft) of luggage.
Equipment highlights include
an excellent sound system from Bang & Olufsen, deluxe automatic air
conditioning and heated seats. The leather seat coverings are specially
pigmented to reduce heating as a result of the sun’s rays. The standard
navigation plus system with MMI control logic features impressively
high resolution and fast route calculation.
Also included
standard in the Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro are the LED headlights –
light-emitting diodes are used for the low beams, the high beams, the
daytime running lights and the turn signals. The LED headlights not
only look like technological works of art, they also offer substantial
practical advantages with their excellent light distribution, long
service life and extremely low energy consumption.
Among the
exclusive optional equipment available for the new R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI
quattro is the innovative seatbelt microphone for the hands-free unit,
which makes it possible to make telephone calls even with the top down
on the highway. Integrated into each of the two belts are three small
microphones; a fourth is mounted on the windshield frame. Audi will
begin selling the open two-seater in Germany in the next few days at a
base price of 156,400 euros.

Source: Audi