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2011 Audi R8 Spyder

At a Glance

Pricing $127,700 - $170,000
Drive Types AWD
Engines 4.2l V8, 5.2l V10
Transmissions M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 11-13 (city), 19-21 (highway)

Overview Information

Audi's halo sports car, the R8, is now available in a convertible form. A mid-mounted 525-bhp 5.2L V-10 drives all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or automated manual transmission. The quattro AWD system has a strong 85% rear-wheel torque bias, but can send as much as 30% to the front wheels to improve traction. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, adjustable magnetic ride suspension, LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. The R8 Spyder offers wheel, leather and carbon fiber packages to allow owners to customize their R8.

What Changed:

Audi's halo sports car, the R8, is now available in a convertible form. This all-wheel-drive mid-engine sports car is powered by a 5.2l V10 engine rated at 525-bhp. Buyers can choose from either the traditional six-speed manual or the six-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shifters. Compared to the coupe, the R8 is almost identical in size, but gains about 100 lbs of curb weight.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
R8 Spyder 4.2 4.2l V8 (420-bhp) M6 AWD 11/20/15 $127,700
R8 Spyder 4.2 4.2l V8 (420-bhp) SM6 AWD 13/21/17 $136,800
R8 Spyder 5.2 5.2l V10 (525-bhp) M6 AWD 12/19/15 $161,000
R8 Spyder 5.2 5.2l V10 (525-bhp) SM6 AWD 13/19/16 $170,000