Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is about to receive a round of updates as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated R8 Spyder. Previous testers showed the coupe only. The prototype suggests that the changes will be mild, at least on the outside of the car. Clearly visible are the new fascias front and rear as well as pair of Audi Sport's signature oval exhaust tips. The R8 currently sports a set of square-shaped, quad-exhaust tips. Also at the rear you'll notice the new vent that spans the entirety of the fascia. Moving to the front of the car, we can see the grille has been made wider and flatter. There's also a gap between the headlights and intakes situated below which take on a more angular shape compared to the intakes currently found on the R8. You'll also notice a secondary intake on either side of the front fascia that looks to be part of an air curtain-like structure. Finally, there's the new … [Read more...] about 2020 Audi R8 Spyder spy shots
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After releasing a teaser on Instagram, Audi has finally unveiled a new variant of the R8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This is the Audi R8 V10 RWS, where the last bit of its name stands for Rear Wheel Series (not rear-wheel steering!). Yes, this is a rear-wheel drive R8, and it will be offered in limited number – 999 units with both Coupe and Spyder variants. All of them will be built exclusively by hand at the Böllinger Höfe R8 factory. Like the rest of the current R8 line-up, a 5.2 litre V10 petrol engine powers the new variant. It serves up 540 hp and 540 Nm of torque, similar to non-plus versions, and is paired with a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission (no quattro here). This combination is enough to get the R8 V10 RWS from 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds (3.8 seconds for the Spyder). These times are slightly slower than the all-wheel drive version – 3.5 seconds for the Coupe and 3.6 seconds for the Spyder. While the engine may be the same, … [Read more...] about Audi R8 V10 RWS
This is very much a comparison of past versus future. Both of these cars represent the best of where they come from. The BMW i8 Roadster is the convertible supercar that showcases just how bright the future of cars is. However, the Audi R8 V10 Spyder is also a convertible supercar but one that represents the best of where we came from. They’re both also around the same price, at least once you get into that pricing territory, with the i8 Roadster starting at $163,000 and the Audi R8 V10 Spyder starting at $177,000. So which one would you rather buy, the future or the past? Let’s start with specs. The BMW i8 Roadster is a mid-engine plug-in hybrid supercar. It has a carbon fiber passenger cell, like an F1 car, and lightweight thermoplastic body panels. Its powertrain consists of a 1.5 liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and an electric motor mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox that power the rear wheels and makes 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. While an additional … [Read more...] about Which to Buy: BMW i8 Roadster or Audi R8 V10 Spyder?
Most Cartoq readers would know that we have been pretty regular with featuring some really luxurious and costly rides from the Indian film industry. While most of our actors/singers/directors love luxurious sedans and SUVs, some of them even have a good collection of performance cars. These supercars are generally models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Audi. Here’s a list of famous Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Audi supercars of Bollywood. Ferrari 599 GTB – Sanjay Dutt Sanjay Dutt, the famous Bollywood actor, has many expensive cars. One of the sportiest cars in his car collection is this Ferrari 599 GTB, which costs over Rs 3.5 crore. The 599 GTB is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine that produces 670 PS of peak power and 620 Nm of max. torque. The car has a company-claimed top speed of more than 335 kmph and can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.3 seconds. Ferrari 458 Italia – Hard Kaur Popular singer Hard Kaur owns a Ferrari 458 Italia. The hip-hop music … [Read more...] about Bollywood stars & supercars: Lamborghinis to Audi R8s
Tweet TweetPPI Speed Design released a comprehensive tuning kit for the open-top variant of the new Audi R8 V10. To begin with, the standard 5.2-liter V10 powerplant receives a power boost to 621 horsepower and 565Nm of torque. The additional power is available thanks to a new exhaust system and a revised ECU, enabling the German sports car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,2 seconds with a top speed of 335 km/h. At the exterior, PPI Speed Design provides new front and rear bumpers, large alloy wheels, new side mirrors and also new PPI Spyder doors made of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber. The tuner took extra attention at the exterior styling as all the parts were tested in the wind tunnel. Inside, buyers should expect a new sports steering wheel, carbon fiber seats, carbon fiber trim and a new dashboard. Pricing and availability details are not available yet but you should expect a quite steep price tag considering the amount of improvements brought by the tuner. … [Read more...] about PPI Speed Design gives a power boost to the Audi R8 V10 Spyder