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Spy Shots—Audi A8 Spyder

By SEMA Editors

SpiedBilde's man in Europe captured some of the first images of the Audi R8 Spyder looking downright sexy.

Audi Spyder

In a move that's becoming quite common with today's supercars, it is inevitable that the second-generation '16 Audi R8 will be offered as a Spyder in the coming years—and SpiedBilde's got the first shots of the car near the Nürburgring. The images show the Audi R8 V10 in convertible guise and, unsurprisingly, the new design of the second-gen R8 works quite well without a fixed roof.

As for the Audi R8 V10 coupe, it utilizes a 5.2L V10 engine delivering 540 hp, or 610 hp in the "Plus" variant that will be available for the Spyder, too. The latter sprints to 100 km/h in a brisk 3.2 seconds, to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds and features a 330 km/h top speed.

Due to the additional weight the Spyder will carry, however, those acceleration times will increase slightly with a minor reduction in top speed also likely.

Audi A8