Born on the track — built for the road
The 2018 Audi R8 Spyder comes standard with Audi magnetic ride, which uses a synthetic blend of oils that contain tiny magnetic particles to create a magnetic field within the shock absorber. Several modes are offered to match your preference — choose between Dynamic, Comfort and Auto settings via Audi drive select.
A bold new vision
Available on the R8 V10 and standard on V10 plus models, full LED headlights with Audi laser light technology help you see things clearer. When conditions permit, the Audi laser light modules activate, helping increase sight range. In addition, visual distinction is provided by a blue structure within the headlights and dynamic turn signals.
Gone in 20 seconds
The Audi R8 Spyder features an acoustic folding roof that’s innovative and nearly imperceptible. The soft-top contains an electrohydraulic drive system to raise or lower the roof in only 20 seconds, at speeds of up to 31 mph. It was developed with lightweight construction principles and is only 97 lbs — which helps keep the center of gravity low.
The lap — and mind —
The standard Audi virtual cockpit is a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display that allows the driver to customize information such as audio and available navigation, offering Classic and Infotainment modes as well as Google Earth™. The R8 Spyder has a third option: Sport mode, which displays a large, central tachometer and performance statistics, such as a lap timer, horsepower and torque gauge, G-meter, and more.
Standard MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology allows the driver to “write” their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers and more easily navigate maps by moving a finger across the touchpad.
2017 model shown.
The Audi R8 Spyder commands attention wherever it goes. From the striking Singleframe® grille to the sharp 19-inch 5-double-spoke design wheels, the R8 Spyder makes its presence felt with sport-savvy design details.
R8 Spyder Trims
Starting at $177,100
- 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10
- 540 hp/398 lb-ft of torque
- Audi magnetic ride
- Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD fully digital instrument cluster)
- Acoustic folding roof—folds at speeds up to 31 mph
540 @ 7,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
398 @ 6,500
Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive
Acceleration (0—60 mph)
40-valve DOHC continuous intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment
INRIX XD® Traffic is available on all Model Year 18+ A5 and Q5 and Model Year 17+ A3, A4, A6, A7, TT, R8 and Q7 vehicles and is included with an Audi connect® subscription. Other models (A8 and Q3) include SiriusXM® Traffic for four years with the purchase of the vehicle.
Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy in all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.
See Owner’s Manual for further details and important warnings about the keyless ignition feature. Do not leave vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces.
These tires may ride less comfortably, make more noise and wear more quickly than other choices. To avoid tire, rim or vehicle damage, it is important that inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at optimum levels. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer.
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM® Traffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after trial period and are continuous until you call SiriusXM® to cancel. See Customer Agreement for complete terms and more information at www.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM® Traffic service available in select markets. SiriusXM® U.S. Satellite Service available only to those in the 48 contiguous U.S.A., D.C. and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).
Top track speed electronically limited in the U.S. Always obey speed and traffic laws.
EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.
The features discussed are not substitutes for attentive driving. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details and important limitations.
Never drive until the tank is completely empty. The irregular supply of fuel that results from that can cause engine misfires. Uncombusted fuel will then enter the exhaust system. This can cause overheating and damage to the catalytic converter.
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