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Open-top R8 Spyder a real head-turner

Written by: Neil

The new open-top Audi R8 Spyder really is one of the most stunning new releases of the year so far and here in the Petrol News office we love the sleek styling of this newly-released model.

With some impressive performance figures to back up the striking good looks of this much-sought-after model, this second-generation R8 Spyder is sure to fly off the shelves and be snapped up by eager petrolheads when the first deliveries are made later this year.

Capable of a zero to 62 mph sprint in just 3.6 seconds and with a top speed of 197 mph, this is one beast of an Audi and a true car lover's delight, with its spectacular V10 engine and fast-acting seven-speed S tronic transmission combining to deliver an exemplary driving experience for all who get behind the wheel.

In addition, the fast-acting soft-top hood can be converted automatically at speeds up to 31 mph in just 20 seconds – providing luxurious interior privacy when wanted and the opportunity to 'drop the top' and hit the road in the full embrace of the great outdoors when preferred.

Meanwhile, a 50 per cent increase in torsional rigidity has helped to ensure the handling and structure of the new convertible hold up to the exacting standards of the hard-top version for all Audi drivers.

The order book for the new R8 Spyder convertible is now open for UK buyers, with an order price of £129,990 OTR. It promise to be an excellent addition to the R8 range and a model we're predicting will be one to watch in future.

 

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