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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Coupe Cabrio
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Audi introduced the Spyder version of the R8 Performance RWD in the summer of 2021 and continued the idea of offering a lighter, more affordable version of its supercar.

In 2018, the German carmaker tested the market with the R8 RWS (Rear Wheel Series) version that sent the power only to the rear wheels, removing the famous quattro all-wheel drive system. The customers reacted well, and the sales figures increased. So, the four-rings brand continued the saga of RWD cars.

In 2021, the carmaker introduced the R8 Performance RWD Spyder as an open-top vehicle that sat on an upgraded drivetrain, similar to the one installed on the coupe version. Like its stablemate, the Performance RWD Spyder received a few exterior upgrades. Overall, its bumper was the same, but there were a few details different, such as the mate-black singleframe grille, while on the sides, its air intakes from the rear quarter panels received a body-colored treatment. Last but not least, the RWD Performance version received a specific set of light-alloy wheels of 19" at the front and 20" at the rear to lower the unsprung masses.

In the cockpit, a large, sharply contoured arch ran around the driver's area, creating a "monoposto," racing atmosphere. In front of the driver, a 12.3-inch display was filled the floating-design instrument cluster. Unlike the rest of the R8 range, the Performance version offered a steering wheel with four control satellites to control the Audi drive select, the start-button, to activate the performance mode, and control the Audi virtual cockpit screen respectively.

Since it was a performance-oriented supercar, it received a new powerplant enhanced by 30 hp when compared to the rest of the range from the same 5.7-liter V10. It was paired as standard with a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox.

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AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD Spyder 2021 - Present
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  • 5.2L V10 Perfromance RWD 7AT (570 HP)

AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD Spyder 5.2L V10 Perfromance RWD 7AT (570 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.2L V10 Perfromance RWD 7AT (570 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
5204 cm3
Power
419.2 KW @ 8000 RPM
570 HP @ 8000 RPM
562 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 6400 RPM
550 Nm @ 6400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
21.1 gallons (79.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
203 mph (327 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic S tronic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35 R19 // 295/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.4 in (4430 mm)
Width
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Height
48.9 in (1242 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.8/63 in (1,646/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.3 cuFT (122 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3737 lbs (1695 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4398 lbs (1995 kg)
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