New Audi R8 Spyder V10 : Open-Roof Power Personified
Audi R8 is definitely among the most desired cars and with the new Audi R8 Spyder V10, the aspiration levels for car lovers will go a notch higher. The car catches your eye with a splendid design, right from the upfront positioning of the passenger compartment to the extended rear. Audi’s new R8 Spyder is half an inch shorter than the previous version but nearly 1.5 inches wider, while the height is exactly the same. This gives the car a more muscular and sporty look.
While there have been minor changes in the exterior dimensions, one thing that is constant is a lightweight high speed and performance vehicle from Audi. Like most other Audis, the new R8 Spyder has amazing weight management, the hood is also made out of cloth and weighs less than 45 kgs. The electro-hydraulic controls of the hood make is a very smooth transition and it can be retracted or opened in nearly 20 seconds, the hood can also be operated as speeds of around 50 kmph. Furthermore, the car is constructed with lightweight carbon fiber which helps it to maintain a great power to weight ratio. With its weight just over 1600 kgs, the New Audi R8 Spyder V10 has a power to weight ratio, less than 3.2 kgs/hp.
Another obvious USP of the car is its power packed V10. With 540 hp and the ability to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 3.6 seconds, in fact the car can speed up from no movement to 200 kmph in less than 12 seconds as well. More than the increased power, the thing that makes the New Audi R8 Spyder more likeable is the fuel efficiency. The fuel consumption is lowered by nearly 10% with this latest version.
One thing that any open-rood power car needs is the ability to stay stable at high speeds and give a great driving experience. Everything in the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 is designed to enhance the driver’s experience, the wheels are managed with light Aluminum wishbones and the great steering mechanism enables good road traction.
Audi has ensured that with this car all the attention is on the driver. Multiple functional controls are given through the leather steering. Everything from starting the car to changing the performance modes of the car, can be done from the steering wheel controls. All new Audi R8 Spyder V10s come with in-built MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, this ensures that you not only travel fast but also travel safe.
All in all, this new Audi is a great open-roof ride that delivers powerful driving performance on road and can also steal the limelight while off the road.