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It will be a long time before we get bored of talking about or looking at Audi’s R8 and the recently-released Spyder model. And how could we when Audi releases amazing video like the one above.
Powered by a Lamborghini-soured 5.2-liter V10, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI makes 525-hp, can hit 60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat and blasts on to a top speed of 195 mph!
What might be most impressive about the drop-top R8 is that the exotic German sports car only weighs 13.23 lbs more than the Coupe, thanks in part to the R8’s already stiff chassis and a light-weight soft-top instead of a retractable hard top. The total curb weight of the car is now 3,792 lbs. Additional weight savings were made through the use of carbon fiber for not only the side blades but also the rear tonneau cover for the soft top.
As for the soft-top, it opens and closes in just 19 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph and Audi claims the interior noise with the top up is almost identical to that of the coupe.
But enough statistics, just watch the video.