The Audi R8’s most recent release is the Spyder, which followed two years later from the coupe. This time around, the Spyder has two engines: a 5.2-litre V10 and a 4.2-litre V8. This model also features an abundant grip care of its Quattro four-wheel drive system, which enables excellent power and performance for the most part. Everyday usability is the prime draw of this model despite its more exotic look. At the same time, its unique look will have heads turning upon setting their eyes and getting behind the wheel of the Spyder. Read on to know how else the latest model fares on the road.
The Audi R8 Spyder boasts of a superior performance thanks to its engines: a 5.2-litre V10 and the 4.2-litre V8. The V10 engine is at 158bhp and at 530Nm of torque. It can sprint from standstill and into 62mph after 4.1 seconds and at a top speed of 194mph. More recent models shorten the sprint time at 3.8 seconds. The engine’s quick acceleration can be credited to how power is able to build from a low down and then gain strength as the revs rise. Full power is at 8,000 rpm and peak torque starts at 6,300 rpm. Expect to enjoy full throttle at 8,700rpm.
The V8 engine does not require a supercharger or turbocharger to arrive at its peak power. But it does deliver good and reliable old-fashioned revs that go as much as 8,000rpm. It requires a little extra work but once it gets there, you’ll have no regrets cruising in this power. Mid-torque range is also available.
Ride and handling has been seriously improved on this vehicle. The large tyres are able to deliver steering resistance as you go into lower speeds. Aerodynamics also increase as you go faster, with the rear spoiler rising up to the airflow as the undertray sucks the rear downwards to the road. The Quattro four-wheel drive allows for large grip amounts and enables novice drivers with enough confidence.
They Spyder is fitted with all sorts of gadgets, with the standard kit including heated seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth, voice control, a stereo system with USB input, a leather interior, and heated seats. If you want to enhance your model, then the R8 Spyder can be included with optional accessories such as two solid paint finish choices at either pearl or crystal effects. Other equipment that can be included are the body colour seat backs, carbon fibre packages, and exterior alterations.
Space is limited in the Audi R8. Don’t expect to bring this car when you have to buy equipment and materials from the hardware store. It may be a practical car for daily use but so are other cars within its range. The boot found under the bonnet can fit a few overnight bags and a few grocery bags but that’s about it. You can fit enough luggage for two if you’ll be out for a weekend, but it will be a struggle trying to fit in everything you need for a week-long holiday.
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