Audi R8 Spyder Makes Global Debut at NY Auto Show

Posted by: Kenny Chan onMarch 23rd, 2016

Today, Audi showed off the roofless version of the R8, the Audi R8 Spyder at the New York International Auto Show. There really isn’t much to say other than the obvious lack of a roof on the Spyder. The soft top takes about 20 seconds to retract and can be operated up to about 50 km/h. With the R8 already designed and built with the Spyder model in mind, there were minimal changes made to accomodate the soft top resulting in minimal weight gains and loss of rigidity.

“For Audi of America, the R8 started a revolution,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “It didn’t just win at the racetrack and become the car of super heroes, it truly added Audi to the luxury conversation in the U.S.”

Under the hood there is the same 5.2L V10 mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Pricing for the R8 Spyder was not available at the time this was written, but we’ll be sure to update it as soon as we get it. The R8 Spyder will be built at the R8 production facility outside Neckarsulm, Germany.

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