Audi, has taken the wraps off the convertible version of the R8 V10 Plus. It is called the R8 Spyder V10 Plus and it is also the most powerful and fastest convertible that the company has ever rolled out of its production floor.
The R8 Spyder V10 Plus is powered by the same mid-mounted naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 powerplant. It is tuned to produce 610PS of power and 560Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and the power is transmitted to the road via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims that it can hit 100kmph from a standstill in a mere 3.3 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds slower than the coupe but is 0.3 seconds faster than the R8 Spyder V10. The top speed is clocked at 328kmph and that’s 2kmph slower than the coupe but 10kmph faster than the R8 Spyder V10.
The roof can be raised or dropped in 20 seconds. It can even be operated while driving at speeds up to 50kmph. The cabin gets Nappa leather upholstery with bucket seats as standard. Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit is also part of the package with Audi Drive Select. When Audi launches the Spyder in India, we expect it to cost around Rs 2.8 crore.