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23 November 2009 10 Comments

Audi introduce the new Audi R8 Spyder

With an air of excitement mixed with a sense of inevitability, Audi unveiled the convertible, or Spyder, version of its R8 supercar at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Thanks to both weight and, no doubt, engineering issues, the R8 Spyder doesn’t feature a folding metal roof, just a mechanically operated cloth top.
Audi R8 spyder version- Automodified
At launch, the only engine available will be the R8 coupe’s top-of-the-line 386kW/530Nm 5.2-litre V10 that can rocket the roof-less R8 to 100km/h in 4.1s and from there to 200km/h in a total of 12.7s; top speed is 313km/h.

The R8 is the first car to boast microphones built into the driver’s seatbelt. The aim is to make Bluetooth hands-free calls a reality even with the top down and the wind in the hair. Three mics are located along the belt, with the company reasoning that at least one will be at the right height to pick up the driver’s voice. An additional mic is situation on the windscreen frame, just in case.
Audi R8 spyder version- side

Audi R8 spyder version-rear

The covertible R8 will will be launching in Europe at the beginning of next year with prices starting at R1,6million. We can be expecting it here around the end of 2010 beginning of 2011.


10 Comments »

  • Shea Gibbs said:

    This thing is so hot. Where do i order 1

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  • Blair said:

    Yes she is a beaut..
    They aren’t for sale yet unfortunately but should be available next year some time from Audi

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  • Chris said:

    Yes, she is amazing. Audi is really out doing themselves lately. Absolute Beauty!!!

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  • Alan said:

    really sick! bt nt into cloth tops tho

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  • Blair said:

    Im with alan on this.
    I hope they dont introducing a cloth roof, Lambo has a soft top roof. But come on its a super car, wheres the automatic hard top???

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  • Chris said:

    come on guys. read up what i said. it’s all about performance… weight reduction is key here

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  • Alan said:

    haha i can feel a hate group coming on:P

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  • Chris said:

    we gonna set up a feature for you guys to sign up and get newsletters etc. so as soon as it’s available please do support and sign up. Shot

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  • Dewald said:

    buy me one blair

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  • Craig said:

    Blair: I think its hot… I drove past one yesterday, not the topless R8, just normal and it looked to good. The topless one for me, looks sleek and more mature, to say the least? the two vents on the back look sick! I want one…

    Im with Dewald, why not drop everything you doing and buy us one for Christmas :)

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