Audi has been treating customers to the second-generation R8 V10 Spyder for some time – it was revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show, and now the open top supercar is ready to entice future customers with the addition of the flagship Plus variant.
Just like its coupe counterpart, the soft-top Spyder is packing Ingolstadt’s most powerful series-production engine, a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 good for a whopping 610 hp (449 kW) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque – becoming the brand’s fastest convertible ever, as there’s one pony to move around every 2.78 kilograms (6.1 pounds). Audi’s flagship roadster will deliver the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in a mere 3.3 seconds, which is three tenths of a second quicker than the regular V10. Maximum speed has also been improved by 6 mph (10 kph) to an impressive 204 mph (328 kph). The better fact sheet is possible not only thanks to the power bump but also due to some light weighing – the Plus loses 55 pounds (25 kilograms) of fat and tips the scales at 3,498 lbs (1,587 kg).
The official reveal of the R8 Spyder V10 Plus is also marked with the addition of a new micrommata green paint that’s exclusive to this version, and is included in a namesake design package which has an anthracite grey look for the grille and black exhaust tips. Inside there’s Nappa leather upholstery and green stitching for contrasting purposes, and standard perks are worthy of its flagship status: ceramic brakes, bucket seats, light-alloy forged wheels, as well as the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Pricing at home in Germany kicks off from €207,500 with deliveries slated for the summer’s end.