Frankfurt Motor Show: AUDI R8 SPYDER

Autoblog's James Baggott reports from the Frankfurt Motor Show

AUDI has taken the wraps off its stunning R8 Spyder 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.
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