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Audi R8 Goes Topless!

Mar 19

For everyone that wishes they had a convertible as these sunshine filled days are upon us – Audi offers you the best of the best! The R8 on its own is a sight to behold, but add a convertible to the mix and you really do have it all! Check out some info on the 2011 A8 as well as the new convertible coming your way!

Audi R8 Spyder

The new A8 luxury four-door sedan is more aggressive and much larger than the previous version. Longer (5,137 millimetres) and wider (1,949 mm) than its immediate competition, the new A8 is lower for a more sporting silhouette.

That attitude is backed up with performance. Not only is the A8’s latest aluminum space frame torsionally stiffer than before, it’s also lighter. Factor in the increased output from the 372-horsepower 4.2-litre FSI V8 and the all-wheel-drive A8 scampers to 100 kilometres an hour in just 5.7 seconds.

To go along with that performance are a number of luxury and functional touches. A camera-based system allows the A8 to auto-dim its LED headlights. The automatic climate control system has four separate climate zones and the 12-way-adjustable front seats can be exchanged for a pair of 22-way seats that are ventilated as well as heated and can be had with a pneumatic massager.

The A8’s audio system is a 1,400-watt Bang & Olufsen stereo with 19 speakers.


The V10 engine produces 525 horsepower and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 kilometres an hour in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h. Featuring technologies such as the Audi Space Frame (ASF), quattro permanent all-wheel drive, full-LED headlights and with an innovative seat belt microphone available as an option, the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro is the new top-of-the-range Audi.

The two-seater has a cloth top weighing just 30 kilograms, which keeps the car’s weight and centre of gravity low. The soft top opens and closes automatically in just 19 seconds and can operate at speeds up to 50 km/h.

The car also features the aluminum Audi Space Frame, giving it a weight of just 1,720 kg with the standard six-speed manual transmission. The Spyder is also available with an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

The R8 Spyder features plenty of safety items to keep all that fun under control, including rollover protection in the bulkhead, air bags in front and head and thorax side air bags in the backrests.

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1. Performance

Every part in the machine counts.

With our vehicles being developed from the ground up around the world famous & award winning Quattro All-wheel drive, it is no wonder we are the leader in performance.

With countless victories and developments in Le Mans, Rally racing, Pikes Peak, and touring car championships, we build the most competitive All-wheel drive cars in the world. If you are looking for that unfair advantage, welcome to Audi, you have found it.

2. Safety

Why die, when you can live?

Brought to you by the company that pioneered safety standards and crash testing almost 100 years ago, with Audi there is no compromise in safety.

Available with technical advancements such as side guard head protection, Side Assist, adaptive headlights, three point safety belts and many other award winning safety systems as well as L.E.D lighting.

3. Design

Everyone wants to look good right?

Bold dynamic lines with moving surfaces, coupe like design and an aggressive stance on the road whether moving or standing still.

Audi has set itself apart from the rest of the industry with driver oriented cockpits and the leader of interior craftsmanship, materials and fit and finish. Keep in mind our extensive use of aluminum, space frame technology and low center of gravity give you that true Audi experience inside and out.

4. Versatility

Sometimes abundance is not enough.

If you want it, Audi has it. And if you have heard of it, it is most likely an option. Audi builds the most versatile cars in the world. Four door sedan or sport back, Coupe or Sport utility vehicle, big or small, front wheel drive or Quattro, gas fuel or diesel - and you still have to pick a color.

We build vehicles that will truly win races and pick up the groceries on the way home. If you let an Audi tell you it's story, it will never disappoint or disconnect you from the experience.

5. Value

Yes, fair value exchange does exist.

Whether you go with a new Audi and get a 4-year 50k mile warranty, or the certified pre-owned Audi with the most comprehensive 300 + point inspection and up to 6 years, 100k miles, you will not only get the best car on the market,
you will gain piece of mind!

And really, you can't put a price on that.