Audi R8 Spider Revealed

 

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Audi has halted R8 development of the higher-powered twin-turbo Lambo V10 from the RS6; there have been fires in prototype development and other options – namely a naturally aspirated V10 – are now most likely. This year’s Audi’s R8 V12 diesel concept car points to the likelihood of a diesel sports car, powered by the 6.0-litre twelve delivering a traction-troubling 493bhp and 738lb ft. Sounds rediculouso, but Audi is dead serious about putting this into production.

A diesel Audi sports car that can reach 62mph in 4.2 seconds and top 180mph? Who’d have thought it! But in this marketing-led age, it makes perfect sense: the perfect complement to Audi’s racetrack activities and a sop to the eco-brigade (of sorts). It’s not going to challenge your A3 TDI for emissions, but the R8 derv concept did have AdBlue technology to clean up its emissions.

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Audi R8: the future

The aluminium sports car has been a smash hit for Audi. There’s still a waiting list of at least 12 months in the UK and even the cheapest second-hand versions are selling at above list price; you can’t buy a used R8 for less than £80,000 (and that’s a left-hooker) while the priciest in the classifieds top £105,000 when we looked yesterday.

Audi hopes to keep the buzz going by gently expanding the range to have three engine options:

· R8: 414bhp naturally aspirated V8
· RS8: 500bhp naturally aspirated V10
· R8 TDI: 500bhp twin-turbo V12 turbodiesel

And two bodystyles:

· R8 Coupe from £78,200
· R8 Spyder from £85,000

An R8 for every pocket, you could say.

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[Source: CarMagazine.co.uk]

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5 Responses to “Audi R8 Spider Revealed”

  1. jake willis said on April 25th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Hi everyone
    just to let you no i have an order in for the r8 spider which is obviously going to be unberlievably exclusive when it comers out, i’ve got the third slot and am selling my space in the queue so if anyone is interested give me an e mail

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  4. Joseph said on September 30th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Hi there. I saw you post about your R8R slot. I just wondered who it is booked with and how much to secure it from you. I have a place as well at 6% off list but it’s quite a lot further down the line that yours.

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