Those who have been waiting for the drop-top version of new-look R8 will be happy to know the car now has an official MSRP. It ain’t cheap though, as the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder, available only in V10 guise, starts at $175K and that is before you put any options on it or take into account the $1,250 destination charge. But hey, the R8 is an exotic super car and it still costs considerably less than its rivals from Ferrari and McLaren.
With the Audi R8 Spyder you get an open-top sports car with a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and seven-speed S-tronic with glorious motorsport careers to brag about, aluminum and carbon fiber construction, one of the coolest cockpits in the world, and a cloth folding roof which you can operate on the move up to 31 mph. Speaking of speed, the 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque engine enables the R8 Spyder to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 198 mph.
Among the main highlights of the Audi R8 Spyder in terms of features and equipment there are the LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, 19” 5-V-spoke design cast aluminum wheels in silver finish, 18-way heated power sport seats including four-way power lumbar, pneumatic leg and side bolster adjustments, three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles and two steering wheel-mounted satellite buttons (engine Start/Stop and Audi drive select), and Bang & Olufsen Sound System featuring 13 speakers and MMI touch with handwriting-recognition.