The Audi R8 Spyder adopts a new generation 4.2-litre V8 FSI petrol engine to run alongside the existing 5.2-litre V10 FSI. The new R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro is now available to order priced at £95,545 OTR for the six-speed manual version and £100,855 for the six-speed R tronic automated manual.
The latest version of the Audi R8 Spyder 4.2-litre FSI V8, which will be shared with the Coupe, complies with EU5 emissions limits with the help of a new recuperation system that conserves energy during coasting and braking. The Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI Quattro is capable of 0-62mph in just 4.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 186mph.
The spacious cabin is equipped with the same comforts as the existing V8-powered R8 Coupe, but also adds heating and electric adjustment for the Fine Nappa leather-trimmed seats, plus Bluetooth mobile phone preparation incorporating innovative seatbelt-mounted microphones which make it possible to talk on the phone even with the top down on the motorway. Metallic paint is also added over and above the Audi R8 V8 specification. UK customer deliveries for the Audi R8 Spyder will begin in January 2011.