Audi’s new V10-powered R8 Spyder will be priced from £129,990 and order books are now open with first deliveries starting late this year.
The seven-speed R8 comes with a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated engine V10 with 533hp available for a top speed of 197mph and a 0-62mph time of 3.6 seconds.
Audi’s official economy figures show the R8 Spyder is capable of 24.1mpg and has a CO2 output of 277g/km.
The new convertible comes with an automated cloth hood that can be operated up to speeds of 31mph and will open and close in 20 seconds. The rear window, sunk into the bulkhead, can also be retracted and extended through a button in the cockpit.
Audi’s drive select adaptive dynamics system is standard, and offers four modes ranging from dynamic to comfort-oriented. There are also three driving programmes, dry, wet and snow, perfect for customers receiving their supercar delivery during a UK winter.
Standard interior equipment includes a 12.3-inch, digital Audi virtual cockpit with 3D graphics, internet enabled services through Audi connect, MMI navigation and MMI touch.
The Audi smartphone interface, which made its debut in the Q7 and A4 model lines and has just become a standard feature of the A3, is also adopted by the second generation R8 Spyder.
It enables selected content from compatible iOS and Android smartphones to be displayed by the Audi virtual cockpit.
Optional extras include gloss carbon exterior detailing, LED headlights with laser technology and upholstery and trim upgrades.
Drivers can also upgrade the R8 Syder with a Sport Plus Pack, which adds more variation and customisation to the standard steering set-up. Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping and sport exhaust with black exhaust tailpipes are included in the optional pack.