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    Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/109090921607/audi-r8-spider-leaks-ahead-of-frankfurt-debut

     

    It's no secret that Audi is unveiling the R8 Spider at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Neither are these leaked pictures showing the car mostly jazzing around with two happy occupants. In addition to recent paparazzi shots of the car taken during the filming of Ironman 2 - Electric Boogaloo, spy photos revealed a black canvass roof whose mechanisms hid the mid-rear mounted engine. We'd be quite interested to see how said roof is operated.

    The front end has the powerful grille with surrounding LED daytime running lights while the rear features LED rear lights, two oval tailpipes that are visible from the sides and a massive diffuser.

    Audi plans to launch the R8 Spider with only the 5.2-litre V10 engine as its symphony of thrust. It produces 386kW (525hp) and peak torque of 530Nm. The transmission options are the 6-speed manual and the R Tronic sequential shifter. Power is shared along the two axles through the quattro AWD system which, if the same as the coupe's, can transfer up to 85% of torque to the rear wheels. Rumours say there won't be a 4.2-litre Spider but there may be an electric-powered one.

     

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    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    Thank you Ron! Is this Florida in the background? 


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    Like it a lot, looks better than the coupe. They removed the silly blades.


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    Very successful make-over from coupe to cabrio

    Simple design yet with unique character and personality. Shows how much McLaren missed the opportunity with the MP4-12C design.

    One of the few cars that look better in open form.


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    Eunice:

    Thank you Ron! Is this Florida in the background? 

    Not sure but sure looks like it.


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    It is Miami, Mac Arthur Causeway most likely.

    No carbon side blades, nice.


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    SciFrog:

     

    No carbon side blades, nice.

    In fact if this cabrio was converted back into a coupe the result would be more pleasing than the original fixed top.


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    True, the back looks softer also...


    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    R8 Spyder price in Germany is €156400 with Mwst. Orders from today, delivery Q1 2010.

    0-100km/h: 4.1s

    313km/h

    1720kg(100kg more then Coupe version)

     


    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    I really think Audi did a great job here.  I actually like the Spyder more than the coupe.  The rear profile looks exceptionally cool.  Now only if Audi could have chosen any other color except 70's brown for the press photos...


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    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    For those of you wondering what the Spyder will look like with the top up, I just came across these pics in another forum. 

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    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    That thing is sweeet!! I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Compared to the Turbo the sound must be to die for. Price speculation??????????

    The Cabrio is sexier than the coupe too.

    "that's hot":

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    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    993Targa:

    Like it a lot, looks better than the coupe. They removed the silly blades.

     

     

    Totally agree. Man it looks even better from the front!  Thanks for the pics Ron!

    Can anyone PS this to Black? PLEASE????

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    The R8's must be really killing 911 Turbo sales.  Approx same price, approx same performance, but way better looking and sounding.  This is a modern German sports car.


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    Well it is not (in the US) for two reasons:

    the Porsche is cheaper

    the Porsche has back seats


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    This looks really nice, well done AudiSmiley

    Does it have the same type of rear window that can be raised/lowered independent of the roof, like the Gallardo has?


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    Follow the near continuous  line that starts below the front grill, sweeping across the fender tops/body side , dipping down in the rear just above the exhaust tips in a mirror image of what it does in the front  , then  back up around the other side - brilliant !

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

     fantastic times we are living in -- R8 Spyde, 458 Italia, Mclaren MP4-12, Reventon Spyder and the MB SLS AMG all unveiled in quick succession! It must be very difficult having to choose one.


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    skazzy:

     fantastic times we are living in -- R8 Spyde, 458 Italia, Mclaren MP4-12, Reventon Spyder and the MB SLS AMG all unveiled in quick succession! It must be very difficult having to choose one.


    Well...

     

    ...Mike could choose all. Smiley
     


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    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    finally after some boring years without new-cool cars... (2003 was another fab year...enzo..carrera gt...slr :) )


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    Rossi:
    skazzy:

     fantastic times we are living in -- R8 Spyde, 458 Italia, Mclaren MP4-12, Reventon Spyder and the MB SLS AMG all unveiled in quick succession! It must be very difficult having to choose one.


    Well...

     

    ...Mike could choose all. Smiley
     

    ahahhahaSmileySmiley


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    Re: Official : AUDI R8 Spyder

    Yes, MacArthur causeway between Miami Beach and downtown Miami.  I like this car,  seems more an alternative to a Gallardo Spyder rather than a 911 Cab, even a Turbo.  Perhaps I just don't view 911s as "modern" sports cars? Certainly could replace my Cab if my penchant for nostalgia wears off!


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    do you prefer this pshop?

     


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