Cars like the Audi R8 Spyder are in demand inspite of its price and the impracticalities involved with convertibles. Without the on – road costs being added, the car costs around $388,500. This car shares the platform with Lamborghini’s Huracan. Volkswagen purchased the Italian brand in 1998 and the Audi division looked after it.
When compared to the Huracan, the R8 comes with a bigger footprint and a roomier cabin. The designers wanted this car to be a supercar, one that you can drive daily.
This car is a cinch to drive and very low on the road. It could get you habituated with going unnoticed in the traffic owing to it’s size. Despite the fact that the R8 is powered by a five point two litre V10 engine, it feels very smooth; comparable to the Volkswagen Golf.
The car is relatively light, weighing around 1720 kg. The car weight has been reduced by using aluminium panels and carbon – fibre frame. The company claims that the R8 can go from 0 to 100 km/h in three point six seconds.
To wash of the acceleration it offers, the car is coupled it brake discs which are large in size. They can be compared to pizza trays. Audi lagged behind Porsche when it came to high – end audio. The R8 however is meant to get it at par with Porsche.
A buuton console is used to select the drive modes. This button resides on the console along with an array of options present on the digital cluster. The car has a digitized single wide – view instrument cluster in front of the driver.
To summarize the specs of the car –
AUDI R8 SPYDER
3.7 secs (as tested)
5.2-litre V10, 397kW/540Nm