The 2017 Audi R8 Spyder, introduced early this year at the New York Auto Show, comes with some exciting changes, on top of its new design.
The second-generation R8 Spyder weighs a mere 458 lbs with a 97 lbs fabric roof. It has an overall weight of 3,553 lbs and it’s interesting to note that up to 80 percent of its parts are made of aluminum.
This new version beats its predecessor with its 5.2-liter V10 engine, similar to the one in the Lamborghini Huracan. It produces a 540 horsepower and a 398 lb-ft torque.
Now, the R8 Spyder can reach a 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds. This places the top speed at 197.6 mph which is a 4.3 mph increase from its predecessor.
With all that power, buyers can expect that the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder will arrive in the U.S. with a price tag higher than the $162,900 R8 Coupe.