Position behind the V10, the S tronic seven-speed makes changes ultrafast electronic control reports. The dual-clutch transmission transfers power to the quattro system with a multi-plate clutch activated electro-hydraulically on the front axle. The clutch distributes torque variably depending on driving mode. Up to 100% of torque can be directed to the front or rear axles.
Like the previous generation, the R8 Spyder opts for a fabric roof, retractable in 20 seconds and up to 50 km / h. Cutting the roof is of course not without consequence on the weight of the car because multiple reinforcements make the climb to 1612 kg (158 kg). Audi says that the weight is still down from the Spyder I (-113 kg) and stiffness is 50% higher.
The Audi R8 Spyder features a lightweight soft top that folds into two parts that fit perfectly to the vehicle athletic design. An electrohydraulic drive system opens and closes the top in just 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km / h. The rear window disappears into the bulkhead. While driving in the open, the aerodynamic design of the new R8 Spyder avoids tub in the cockpit.
Strapped with a condom able to fold in 20 seconds and at speeds up to 50km / h, the car obviously calls for open-top driving: what could be more exhilarating way?