Both parts of this vehicle's designation require it to offer a comprehensive list of features. First of all, the Audi badge means that the cabin has to be as luxurious as ever. In addition to that, the association between the "R8" name and the practical supercar status means that the vehicle must cater to far more needs than just go-fast ones.
From the Audi R8 Spyder's standard equipment list we'll mention the magnetic adaptive suspension, the full-LED headlights, the exterior mirrors with power-folding, heating and LED signals, the parking system plus with a rear-view camera, as well as the front, side (head & thorax) and knee airbags.
We'll also mention the V10-dedicated 19-inch Y-design wheels, the Bang & Olufsen sound system, the navigation system plus, the Nappa leather 10-way power-adjustable heated sport seats.
The optional extras also feature some tempting features, especially the technical ones: the ceramic brakes and paddle shift gearbox. The 2013 model replaces the robotized manual R-Tronic with a double-clutch S-Tronic, trading shift feel during sporty driving for greater refinement.
There's also a carbon fiber treatment for the exterior, as well as for the cabin. The first includes the lower front bumper, side blades, mirrors and diffuser. As for the interior, this receives the wonder material for the door entry sills and trimming. In addition to that, Audi offers an engine compartment carbon fiber treatment.
Apart from that, you can opt for a perforated leather multifunction steering wheel, illuminated door sills and a white background for the instruments - this is extremely visible, be it day or night. We have to mention that the R8's steering wheel is also used in the Lamborghini Aventador
, albeit with some modifications.
What’s more, you can choose the MMI navigation plus that uses a 6.5-inch display and comes with two SD card slots and satellite radio. This also includes a music interface with iPod integration, but the the latter can also be ordered separately.
The list of optional features also allows you to choose between multiple designs for the 19-inch rims of the vehicle.
Audi has also introduced an R8 personalization program called Exclusive, which debuted in Europe and was subsequently expanded to North America. This includes nine new exterior shades for the body and side blades. As for the cabin, this receives 17 new options, which means that you can customize the various parts of the interior as you please.Continue reading