Worthy of the track
The main attraction of the 2018 R8 Spyder is the 5.2-liter V10 FSI® engine, which produces 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, underscoring its motorsport heritage and supercar status.
R8 Coupe shown.
quattro® all-wheel drive
The R8 Spyder features a unique application of quattro®, which emulates a rear-wheel drive vehicle, but with the ability to send up to 100% of available torque to the front axle, depending on the driving situation. This is made possible by advanced technologies, like the electronically controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch, the addition of torque vectoring and quattro® integration within the Audi drive select system.
Choose your own adventure
Audi drive select on the Audi R8 Spyder lets you choose between a range of variable handling settings through control of the quattro® all-wheel drive system, and other drivetrain and running gear components. Select your preference from up to four modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual.
On R8 V10 models, Audi magnetic ride adjusts the firmness of the dampers through an electronically charged magnetic fluid within the shock absorber. Dynamic, Comfort and Auto driving modes are also available via Audi drive select.