GALLERY: Audi R8 Spyder

Time 7:38 am, September 15, 2009

audi_r8_spyder_1AUDI has taken the wraps off its stunning R8 Spyder open-top here at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Powered by the firm’s mighty V10 engine, the £111,995 model will be available to order from November in the UK.

The fully-automatic hood opens at speeds up to 31mph and has a lightweight construction to help keep the overall weight of the car down.

The 5.2-litre powerplant pumps out 518bhp and will dash to 60mph in 4.1 seconds, only a two tenths slower than its hard top stablemate. The plus side, of course, will be an even better sound track! Top speed is pegged at 194mph.

Clever technology that makes a debut on the new model includes seatbelt mounted microphones – so your callers will be able to hear you above the roar of the wind, and that V10!

An R tronic paddle shift model will also be available costing £117,155.

by James Baggott

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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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