The Audi Sport division has presented a new modification of the mid-engined supercar Audi R8 Spyder II. The novelty, in the name of which the plus prefix appears, received a different design of the exterior and interior, as well as a more powerful engine.
The Germans managed to reduce the curb weight of the Audi R8 Spyder plus to 1,695 kg (- 25). To do this, they made a front splitter, side skirts, side air intakes and a compartment lid for the convertible roof from carbon fiber.
The electro-hydraulic drive allows you to raise or lower the soft roof of the supercar at speeds up to 50 km / h, while this procedure takes only 20 seconds. The wheels here flaunt 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with tires measuring 245/35 and 295/35 front and rear, respectively.
For a surcharge, you can order 20-inch wheels with tires 245/30 and 305/30. For braking the spider, carbon-ceramic brakes with discs with a diameter of 380 mm at the front and 356 mm at the rear are responsible.
The color palette of the Audi R8 Spyder Plus 2017-2018 includes several exclusive shades. For example, the car can be ordered with the Micrommata green package, where the body is painted bright green, while the interior is finished in nappa leather with fluorescent green stitching. Already in the base, sports seats are installed in the salon, the frame of which is made of carbon fiber.
Another feature of the model is the seat belts with built-in microphones. The latter provide good quality of communication during telephone conversations, using a standard media system for this.
If the basic version of the spider is equipped with a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 with an output of 540 hp. and 540 Nm, then on the plus modification it produces 610 forces and 560 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-band preselective robot and a quttro all-wheel drive system with an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch in the front wheel drive.
A more powerful engine and a lightweight design made it possible to reduce the acceleration time from 3.6 to 3.3 seconds, and the maximum speed increased to 328 km / h (+ 10). Of the minuses – a slight increase in fuel consumption – from 11.7 l / 100 km to 12.5 liters per hundred.
The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus can be bought in Germany at a price of 208,000 euros. Thus, the top modification turned out to be € 29,000 more expensive than the usual spider.