Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10 Quattro Perform Carbon Bk 2dr S Tronic Petrol Convertible

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Convertible
Trans: Automatic

Electric front windows, EDL traction control, V10 Plus sports suspension, Audi connect, Cruise control + speed limiter, Start/Stop system with energy recuperation, Service interval indicator, Light and rain sensors...


Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

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BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Road Tax

Ten Second Review

Audi's formidable R8 supercar also comes in Spyder guise - that's 'without a roof'. You still get all the good stuff, which means a 5.2-litre FSI V10 engine screaming away just behind your head. It's just that with this variant, you'll be able to hear it even more bit more clearly. This is far more of a driver's tool than the previous generation version too, thanks to a massive 50% improvement in body rigidity. Still want that Ferrari?


An Audi supercar was the last thing anyone would have expected back in the 80s and 90s when customers had the choice of only three Audi models and weren't buying any of them in any great numbers. Today, the Ingolstadt maker's range is vast and the R8's existence is taken for granted. Sharing many components with the Lamborghini Huracan, this model is as good a symbol as any of how far Audi has progressed and of all the R8 derivatives, it could be the Spyder convertible that best showcases the brand's all-conquering ambition. In second generation form, this car is less of a style statement and more dynamically adept, thanks to Audi Space Frame technology that makes it a far tauter driving tool. And in this improved form, it still looks as eye-catching as ever.

Driving Experience

As with the coupe R8, Spyder buyers get a mighty mid-mounted 5.2-litre FSI V10 normally aspirated engine with dual injection system, dynamic throttle response and a distinctive hard-edged soundtrack which can be amplified further by an optional sport exhaust system with gloss black tailpipe trims. There's a choice of two versions of this engine. The standard one delivers 570PS of power (30PS more than before), offering phenomenal performance, 62mph occupying under 4 seconds on the way to a top speed of of well over 190mph. If you want to go even faster, the V10 performance model gives you 620PS (10PS more than previously), enough to see 62mph achievable from rest in only a fraction over 3 seconds en route to a top speed of around 200mph. Older owners' toupees will need to be firmly tied down. Or at least they'll need to be if the fabric hood is open: it retracts in just 20 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 31mph. Behind the V10, there's a seven-speed S tronic transmission with lightning-fast action and power is distributed by a cleverly designed quattro drive system which distributes the torque to front or rear according to the driving situation - in extreme cases, up to 100 percent to the front or rear wheels. The dynamic handling owes much to the engine's low mounting position, which is achieved thanks to dry sump lubrication. The wheels are controlled by lightweight aluminium wishbones - a layout that reveals motorsport DNA. The electromechanical power steering provides feelsome road contact and can be supplemented with dynamic steering as an option.

Design and Build

As ever, the R8 embodies Audi's wealth of expertise in ultra-lightweight design. The aluminium body of this Spyder with the Audi Space Frame (ASF) weighs just 208kg, keeping total weight down to just 1,612kg. This design's elegant, lightweight fabric top, with its largely aluminium and magnesium linkage, perfectly complements this approach. What's more, torsional rigidity has increased by 50% compared with the previous model. The visual changes made to this improved model are extremely subtle. The Singleframe radiator grille has a wider, flatter line. Thick bars divide up the large air inlets, and flat slits in the hood are reminiscent of the Audi Ur-quattro brand icon. The smarter front splitter is now wider, underscoring the focused look. The underbody has a smooth trim, to improve the aerodynamics. And at the rear, a large diffuser increases the downforce - two solutions taken directly from motorsport. The R8 Spyder V10 is almost entirely hand-built at the "Audi B?ellinger H?efe" purpose-made production plant near Neckarsulm. At the wheel, the standard Audi virtual cockpit presents all information in richly detailed, high-resolution 3D graphics on a 12.3-inch monitor. The driver can choose between three screens - the classic view, the infotainment view and the performance view. Owners taking to the racetrack will particularly appreciate the latter, which supplies data on torque, power output, oil and tyre temperatures, lap times and g-forces. The displays around the speedometer and rev counter can be customised to individual preferences. The sport seats for driver and passenger come as standard. Alternatively Audi can supply bucket seats for even better lateral support.

Market and Model

You're going to need a budget of at least around £137,000 for your new R8 Spyder - or around £150,000 if you want the top 'performance' version. For that, you'd expect plenty of equipment and an exquisite finish - and you get it. Over and above the extensive standard equipment, customers have almost unlimited scope to tailor both the interior and exterior to their individual preferences. Body components such as the front spoiler, the diffuser and the new sideblades are also available in carbon. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System is an R8 Spyder highlight, Audi having integrated two head restraint loudspeakers into each seat, for an excellent audio experience even when driving with the hood open. As standard, the R8 comes with an all-LED headlight pack, but laser spots can be optioned onto the car. Go for the V10 performance version and they're fitted as standard. The rear LED tail lamps are slick too, with a scrolling function in the intended turn direction. R8 customers can choose from three exterior packages depending on the engine variant; these packages add various highlights to the front splitter, the side trims and the diffuser. Standard specification for the R8 V10 quattro with 570PS is high-gloss black; the top-of-the-line version R8 V10 performance quattro with 620PS comes off the production line with a matt titanium look. The high-gloss carbon package is available for both engine variants. As an option, the Audi rings and badges on the exterior are painted in high-gloss black; the new metallic colours Kemora grey and Ascari blue are recent additions to the paint range.

Cost of Ownership

Efficiency technologies such as the freewheeling mode, in which the R8 coasts with the engine decoupled, have helped with fuel efficiency - but don't expect too much. Official figures suggest that around 22mpg is possible from a V10 performance model, but if you regularly replicate that, you probably shouldn't have bought this car in the first place. The returns you do get are aided by the 5.2-litre FSI engine's clever 'COD' 'Cylinder on Demand' technology. When one of the four upper gears is engaged, this shuts down the cylinders on either the left or the right bank of the engine. Which means that at low speeds when you're driving off-throttle, you'll probably be at the wheel of a V5 rather than a V10 R8. What else? Well, you'll be able to get your R8 serviced at any Audi dealership and there's a choice of fixed or flexible pre-paid plans, depending on whether you cover more or less than 10,000 miles a year. We're slightly disappointed by the three year 60,000 warranty though, particularly given that the mechanically-identical (and supposedly more temperamental) Lamborghini Huracan comes with a four year unlimited mileage package. The three year deal you get with equivalent McLaren and Porsche models is also unlimited mileage too. On to residuals. With only around 30 cars each day being hand-built at Audi's Neckarsulm factory, there's enough rarity value about this R8 to keep residuals buoyant.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Audi sound system
  • Metallic - Tango red
  • Metallic - Suzuka grey
  • Metallic - Floret silver
  • Metallic - Mythos black
  • Metallic - Ascari blue
  • Metallic - Kemora grey
  • Solid - Vegas yellow
  • Solid - Ibis white
  • R8 sport seats, electrically adjustable, pneumatic seat backrest and side bolster adjustment
  • Electric front seat height adjustment
  • Bucket seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger seat with airbag deactivation
  • Metallic paint
  • Pearlescent paint
  • Solid paint
  • Protective cover
  • Hood - Black
  • Hood - Red
  • Hood - Brown
  • Fine Nappa leather upholstery
  • Perforated fine nappa leather upholstery
  • Pearl - Daytona grey
  • Fine Nappa leather - Black
  • Fine Nappa leather - Express red
  • Fine Nappa leather perforated - Pastel silver
  • Fine nappa leather - Palomino brown
  • Fine Nappa leather - Pastel silver
  • Fine nappa leather perforated - Black
  • 20" 5 twin-spoke dynamic design alloy wheels in gloss anthracite black with gloss turned finish
  • 20" 5 twin-spoke dynamic design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with gloss turned finish
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Green tinted glass
Laminated windscreen
Heated rear window
Black window surrounds
Heat insulating glass
EDL traction control
Hill hold control
Wave brake discs
Ceramic brakes with red calipers
Audi magnetic ride
V10 Plus sports suspension
Audi magnetic ride with CFRP stabilizer bar
Audi connect
Audi smartphone interface
Audi phone box with wireless charging
Driver Aids
Cruise control + speed limiter
Reversing camera
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi drive select
Driver Convenience
Start/Stop system with energy recuperation
Driver Information
Service interval indicator
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
Audi virtual cockpit
Driving Mirrors
Automatically dimming rear view mirror
Light and rain sensors
Electrically adjustable, heated, folding and automatically dimming with integrated LED indicator
Carbon highgloss exterior mirror housings
Auto dimming mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Extended inlays in Gloss Carbon surrounding Audi virtual cockpit and air vents
Extended inlays gloss carbon
Audi music interface
Exterior Body Features
Gloss Carbon sideblades
Black air outlets in wings
Quattro badging on dash
Audi space frame
Gloss black oval tailpipe trim
Fixed rear lip spoiler in Gloss Carbon
Sideblades in Carbon
Singleframe radiator grille with honeycomb design in matt anthracite grey
Exterior Lights
Audi Beam
LED rear lights with dynamic rear indicators
Deluxe automatic air conditioning
Interior Features
Stainless steel pedals
Carbon engine bay trim
3 spoke flat bottomed multi-functional perforated performance leather steering wheel with 3 operating satellites
Black Styling pack - R8
Interior light pack - R8
Extended exterior style pack - R8
Carbon highgloss exterior style package - R8
Driver/front passenger airbag
Front side airbags
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Side curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure warning light
Seat heating
Remote central locking
Locking wheel bolts
Preparation for tracking system
Anti theft alarm and immobiliser
Audi sound systemStandard
Bang and Olufsen sound system£1,750.00
Paint - Metallic
Metallic - Tango redStandard
Metallic - Suzuka greyStandard
Metallic - Floret silverStandard
Metallic - Mythos blackStandard
Metallic - Ascari blueStandard
Metallic - Kemora greyStandard
Paint - Solid
Solid - Vegas yellowStandard
Solid - Ibis whiteStandard
R8 sport seats, electrically adjustable, pneumatic seat backrest and side bolster adjustmentStandard
Electric front seat height adjustmentStandard
Bucket seatsStandard
ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger seat with airbag deactivationStandard
Exterior Body Features
Metallic paintStandard
Pearlescent paintStandard
Solid paintStandard
Crystal effect paint£1,500.00
Audi exclusive matt paint£7,000.00
Protective coverStandard
Audi exclusive/customised paint£3,400.00
Hood - BlackStandard
Hood - RedStandard
Hood - BrownStandard
Interior Features
Fine Nappa leather upholsteryStandard
Fine Nappa leather upholstery and trim with stitched diamond design£475.00
Perforated fine nappa leather upholsteryStandard
Paint - Pearlescent
Pearl - Daytona greyStandard
Paint - Special
Crystal - Ara blue£1,500.00
Exclusive matt - Daytona grey£7,000.00
Exclusive matt - Arablue£7,000.00
Exclusive matt - Florett silver£7,000.00
Exclusive matt - Suzuka grey£7,000.00
Exclusive matt - Ibis white£7,000.00
Trim - Leather
Fine Nappa leather - BlackStandard
Fine Nappa leather - Express redStandard
Fine Nappa leather perforated - Pastel silverStandard
Fine Nappa leather - Express red with stitched diamond design£475.00
Fine nappa leather - Palomino brownStandard
Fine Nappa leather - Palomino Brown with stitched diamond design£475.00
Fine Nappa leather - Pastel silverStandard
Fine nappa leather - Black with anthracite black diamond stitching£475.00
Fine nappa leather - Pastel silver with rock grey diamond stitching£475.00
Fine nappa leather perforated - BlackStandard
Seat Piping/Additional Trimming
Contrast stitching - Ara blue£650.00
Contrast stitching - Condor grey£650.00
Contrast stitching - Dark silver£650.00
Contrast stitching - Dynamite red£650.00
Contrast stitching - Express red£650.00
Contrast stitching - Vegas yellow£650.00
Wheels - Alloy
20" 5 twin-spoke dynamic design alloy wheels in gloss anthracite black with gloss turned finishStandard
20" 5 twin-spoke dynamic design alloy wheels in matt titanium look with gloss turned finishStandard
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)3.2
Engine Power - BHP620
Engine Power - KW456
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM8000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT428
Engine Torque - MKG59.1
Engine Torque - NM580
Engine Torque - RPM6600
Top Speed204

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