318 km/h can take your breath away. The immense high-revving of up to 7,800 rpm and the brilliant engine sound of the 5.2 litre V10 FSI engine will give you goosebumps. With 397 kW (540 hp), the R8 Spyder V10 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds - the top speed is at 318 km/h.
The power of the 10-cylinder suction engine is not only noticeable - the distinctive engine sound makes every journey unique. The double-flow exhaust system with its trapezoidal tailpipes ensures this.
The quattro drive train
quattro stands for excellent traction, enhanced driving dynamics and increased driving safety. Hardly any other drive brings the power of the engine to the road so confidently. Behind the powerful V10 sits a quick-as-lightning, electrically controlled seven-speed S tronic. It directs the power to the newly designed quattro drive. The electronically controlled and hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch at the front and a mechanical limited slip differential on the rear axle allow a controllable and sporty driving behaviour combined with excellent traction. The drive torque can be distributed variably between the front and rear axles as necessary.
Depending on the weather and road situation, the all-wheel drive can additionally be modified with Audi drive select. In the four modes comfort, auto, dynamic and individual, the R8 Spyder V10 displays its different character traits: from everyday companion to a confident turning assistant on mountain roads. Even more versatile is the handling in the optional Performance mode. With the three driving modes dry, wet and snow, you can tailor the driving characteristics to specific driving conditions.
The sports suspension in the R8 Spyder V10 allows a sporty and confident driving behaviour. As front and rear suspension, a double wishbone suspension is used - freedom of kinematics, a high-precision wheel guidance and excellent agility are the result. Motorsport genes are identifiable. Dynamic steering comes standard. This allows you to change the transmission function according to the speed and this simultaneously adjusts the steering torque accordingly.
Fuel consumption, combined: 11.7 l/ 100km;
CO2 emissions, combined: 277 g/km;
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the „Guide to the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars“, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).