If you ever wondered which topless sports car is the fastest, Carwow has brought the Audi R8 V10 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, McLaren 570S Spider and Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster together for one of their classic drag races. Drop-top sports cars tend to be more exciting than their fixed-roof counterparts, simply because they allow you to get exposed to the elements. Having no roof means that their impressive powertrains can flood the cabin more easily with the right kind of noise, therefore making them more enjoyable even if you’re not driving on a race track. Each of the four contenders takes a different approach for the same goal; the R8 Spyder features a naturally aspirated V10 with 540hp and 398lb-ft strapped to the company’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. The 570S Spider is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 with 562hp and 442lb-ft of torque that are sent to the rear wheels only. The i8 Roadster takes a whole different approach to the concept of a sports car, featuring a … [Read more...] about Audi R8 vs BMW i8 vs McLaren 570S vs Mercedes-AMG GT C In Topless Sports Car Feud
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Audi has taken the wraps off the updated R8 Coupe and Spyder models. For 2019, the Audi R8 receives a styling update as well as improved handling and a boost in performance. The 2019 Audi R8 looks sharper and meaner than before. It has new front grille with a honeycomb mesh design flanked by redesigned angular air vents on either side. The air intakes on the sides have also been enlarged. The headlights have a darker tint and feature F-shaped LED DRLs. The rear fascia has been updated with a grille which stretches across the width of the car. The tail lamps get new LED inserts, while the exhausts are now oval as opposed to rectangular. It is available with a choice of new 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels. Apart from minor tweaks and Alcantara upholstery, the interior of the new R8 looks identical to the outgoing model. The car has a flat-bottom steering wheel with a red engine start/stop button and a digital cockpit. Moving to the engine, the new R8 packs a tweaked 5.2-liter, … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi R8 Coupe & Spyder Revealed
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