With its rumbling V10 engine, the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder is a hard-to-beat sports car. Public figures from all walks of life have been behind his wheel – from Alfie Deyes to Kevin Pearson on This Is Us. His powertrain is gaining 0-60 seconds of just 3.5 seconds, while an elegant and comfortable interior will make your summer weekends even more relaxing.
What’s new for the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder?
For the most part, the Audi R8 Spyder remains the same for the 2018 model year. In 2017, the Audi R8 Spyder received improved V10 performance, an electrohydraulic drive system for its soft roof and a lightweight design. Its roaring engine turns heads in all corners, with a maximum power of 532 horsepower.
The Audi R8 Spyder 2018 is available in two versions: V10 and V10 plus.
2018 Audi R8 Spyder Exterior
With distinct character lines and a deep lateral contour, a signature honeycomb grille, and its arched back, the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder is hard to miss. The R8 Spyder has a soft top roof that can bend or deploy at speeds up to 31 mph. The honeycomb grille is a classic on the Audi R8, which gives it a distinctive face. With the black optical package, you can add a little depth to the exterior design of the Audi R8 Spyder. The set comes with gloss black 20-inch 10-spoke wheels, gloss black exhaust tips, black windshield and black titanium outer trim.
The Audi R8 Spyder 2018 is available in 10 exterior colors: Ibis White, Dynamite Red, Vegas Yellow, Florett Silver, Suzuka Gray, Mythos Black, Camouflage Green, Tango Red, Daytona Gray and Ara Blue.
Exterior characteristics available on the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10
Audi Silver Ice Side Blades; LED headlights complete with Audi laser lighting technology; Matte anthracite black matte spoiler; Single frame grille with 3D honeycomb structure and gray anthracite matte finish; Black glossy front front air anchors; 19-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels with double branches; High beam assistance Color-matched exterior mirror housings with integrated LED turn signals; Integrated twin-trapezoidal exhaust outlets; Automatic headlights; LED taillights with dynamic turn signals; Electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, with automatic attenuation; Rear fog lights
Exterior features available on the Audi R8 Spyder V10 2018 plus
-Ads to or replaces the features on V10-
Carbon fiber exterior mirror housings, sports exhaust with black end caps with handwheel-mounted steering wheel-mounted manual button, carbon fiber front and rear spoiler, carbon fiber spar extender and rear spoiler, engine compartment in fiber optic carbon, Sigma carbon inserts
Performance of the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder
The performance is where the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder really shines. Under the hood is a standard 5.2 liter FSI V10 engine, paired with a seven-speed S-tronic automatic dual-clutch transmission with quattro all-wheel drive. The power of this powertrain is rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The V10 Plus upgrades its engine to produce 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Audi R8 Spyder Efficiency
The biggest weakness of the Audi R8 Spyder is probably efficiency. Since this is a performance-oriented car, the R8 Spyder is designed to ride well on the track, with a focus on fuel economy. With its standard engine, the R8 Spyder gains about 14 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. If you decide to opt for the V10 plus 602 horsepower engine, you’ll lose even more efficiency, going to a 14-mpg city rating and 22-mpg on the highway.
Inside the cabin, the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder is really built like a sports car. Nappa leather heated seats are standard on both trim levels, with a sporty three-spoke, multi-function, flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles and an R8 badge to pair with them. The V10 Plus adds racing shell seats with power height adjustment for an extra feel on the track.
The 2018 Audi R8 Spyder is available in four interior colors: Black, Rotor Gray, Vermont Brown and Express Red. You can also choose from four contrasting stapling colors: Blue Ara, Red Express, Yellow Vegas, and Silver.
Interior features available on the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10
Interior: Three-spoke sport steering wheel, multifunction, flat bottom, leather-wrapped with shift paddles and R8 badge; Anthracite inlays; Tilt and telescopic steering column with manual adjustment; Auto dimming rearview mirror with digital compass; Ground sheet; Monoposto cockpit design; Stainless steel pedals; Illuminated door sills; Automatic temperature control; 18-way electric sports seats; Acoustic folding roof, fine Nappa leather seats, heated seats
Radio and technology: MMI touch with handwriting recognition technology; MMI Navigation plus; 12.3 inch customizable Audi virtual cockpit instrument display; Audi advanced key (keyless start, stop and input); Preparation of Bluetooth wireless technology for compatible mobile phones; Audi music interface with two USB ports; HD Radio Technology; Bluetooth audio streaming for SiriusXM Satellite Radio compatible devices with a 90-day trial subscription; Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 13 active speakers, subwoofer and 550 watts; INRIX XD Traffic; Six-month free trial of Audi connect and a Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers
Interior features available on the Audi R8 Spyder V10 2018 plus
-Ads to or replaces the features on V10-
Interior: Racing hull seats with height adjustment and longitudinal / longitudinal manual adjustment, Extended leather package for center console and door armrests, high gloss Sigma carbon inlays
Radio and technology: MMI Navigation plus with voice control system, Audi connect with six-month trial subscription, Audi audio system with five speakers and 140 watts, built-in microphones for voice control and Bluetooth hands-free clarity, information online traffic, cruise control with coast summary and speed up features, HomeLink garage door opener, parking system plus, auto drive selection with performance mode
2018 Audi R8 Spyder Security
In order to keep you as safe as possible at the wheel, the Audi R8 Spyder uses several active and passive safety features. To help prevent an accident, the R8 Spyder comes with Parking System Plus with a rear view camera and front and rear acoustic sensors. If you fall into an accident, the R8 Spyder is designed with a full range of airbags, including a single-stage driver’s airbag, a two-stage airbag, knee airbags and side and thorax airbags.
Standard safety features on the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder
- Active rollover protection system
- Electromechanical parking brake
- Two-phase driver and front passenger airbag
- Tire pressure monitoring system (with telemetry for tire pressure and temperature)
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Pressure
- Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
- Parking system plus with reversing camera (acoustic sensors front and rear)
- Driver and front passenger knee airbags
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Secondary Collision Brake Assist
- and Traction Control (ASR)
- Front side airbags / throax
- Anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
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