Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder to Make U.S. Debut

 Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder to Make U.S. Debut

Do you really like the idea of owning an Audi R8? Do you want the V10 Plus version with the 610-horsepower V-10 Used Engine taken directly from the Audi R8 LMS racecar? Do you want all of that and hate having a solid roof over your head? If so, Audi has you covered, as its R8 V10 Plus Spyder will make its U.S. debut Aug. 18 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

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Those 610 horses combine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission — sorry, manual transmission fans. According to Audi, the R8 V10 Plus Spyder is the fastest production convertible it's produced, boasting a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 3.3 seconds.

Audi will also have numerous examples of its past and present motorsports efforts on display, including: The R8 LMS GT3, a Le Mans-style racecar that shares more than 60 percent of its components with the street version of the R8 coupe; RS 3 LMS, a factory-produced race version of the RS 3 sedan for privateer racers; and S1 Sport Quattro "Pike's Peak." This year is the 30th anniversary of the S1 setting a then-record time during the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb.


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