Even more gritty than the R8 coupé, Audi R8 V10 Spider is also more streamlined, being devoid of the conspicuous superstructure (in a different color) of the air conveyors in the sides.
Audi R8 V10 Spider is equipped with a lightweight canvas hood (weighs 44 kg and opens and closes in 20 seconds, even when driving up to 50 km/h), despite the reinforcements to the frame and the windshield uprights weighs only 125 kg more than the R8 closed.
The Audi R8 V10 Spyder is available in Italy with only one engine, the V10 5.2 FSI with 540 horsepower and equipped with four-wheel drive, with a viscous joint that distributes the torque between the front and rear wheels. The interiors are elegant but all too sober, with very sophisticated racing-style seats and integrated headrests.
TheAudi R8 V10 Spyder costs almost 8% more than the coupe with the same engine, but on the other hand is equipped with some accessories (such as active suspension) that for the closed version remain optional, or are still offered at a higher price.