Sunday, July 25, 2010

2011 Audi R8 5.2 Spyder Quattro V10 price announced, starts from $161,000

Audi R8 5.2 Spyder Quattro V10

Audi recently made its big-screen debut in the new Hollywood movie named “Iron Man 2” with its R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro (V10) – that’s the full name for the sports car. The company is also bolstering its U.S. sale by refreshing the super sport sedan.

Audi meanwhile has declared the Sypder Quattro V10’s pricing. The super sports sedan would be priced starting from $161,000 in case of the manual transmission system. The R-Tronic gearbox version of the car would cost at $170,000. You would have to add an additional $1,250 towards destination, tax, title, or dealer fee on top of aforementioned prices to calculate the final sticker price. However, this price is for the starting base model without any options added up, of course.

The 5.2-liter V-10 engine delivers 525 HP at full clip while creating a sort of siren sound. The max power is churned out by the engine at a speed of 8,000 rpm, which is even better than the coupe version. In addition it lets people view you doing it. This ability is not a small factor especially in see-and-be-seen segment populated by these cars.

Even if you set aside the alluring beauty or charm factor of the car, the car still remains capable of being warranted for a purchase based purely on the objective grounds. The super sports car is capable of sprinting at a rocketing speed from 0 mph to over 60 mph in a flat 4 seconds time. The top speed that the super sports sedan can hit is limited only to 195 mph keeping in mind that it is a rag-top. Impressive! Isn’t it?

The R8 Spyder V10 even casts off the side blades encountered on the hardtop sister. The Spyder secernates itself from the coupe version by use of “Aluminum optic” vents over the engine cover. The Spyder gets all the common Audi features available in Audi’s coupe version including the quattro all-wheel drive. The super sports sedan comes with a choice of a six speed manual transmission or a seven speed R-Tronic gearbox. In addition, the sedan’s convertibility allows use of heat tolerant leather that can remain up to 68 degrees cooler as compared to ordinary leather. This is achieved by treatment of ordinary leather using a special process.

The R8 V10 Spyder is expected to be available at showrooms for test drive and purchase to car lovers later this year. However, exact dates were not announced by Audi.

Source: motorauthority