Audi India has launched its convertible R8 V10 supercar in India at the Min Luxury Conference at the Taja Mahal Palace in Mumbai. The convertible will be made available only with the high-end V10 engine. R8 is already available in the hard-top version with both V8 and V10 engines.
The R8 V10 Spyder is powered by the same 5.2-litre FSI engine producing 525 bhp of power and 530Nm of torque that powers the hard top V10 coupe. The engine is sourced from Lamborghini, which, like Audi is again a VW Group company. The topless version has strengthened pillars and chassis to make up for stiffness lost due to the lack of a roof. The soft fabric roof of the car weighs a light 30 kg and takes 19 seconds to be put up and taken off. The roof can be put up at speeds up to 50km/h. The R8 V10 Spyder accelerated fom 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 310+ Km/h.
Audi India has priced the Audi R8 V10 Spyder at Rs 1.47 crores, ex-showroom Maharashtra. That may sound like a lot of money, but if you look at the car with the right perspective, it’s actually a bargain. The R8 V10 Spyder has been highly acclaimed internationally, and is every bit a proper supercar, and comes at almost half the price of what similar spec Ferraris and Lambos will cost you.