At the heart of the R8 Spyder 5.2 is the soul stirring 525 hp 5.2 FSI V10 engine. The V10 screams to an astronomical 8700 rpm and propels the R8 Spyder 5.2 from 0 – 100km in only 4.0 seconds on the way up to a top track speed of 312. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 5.2 V10 produces 101hp/liter and features race winning technology. It is no wonder then, that this same engine is used in the R8 LMS GT3 race car
An automated six-speed manual gearbox combines the control of a manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic.
Shifting is performed with the joystick gear lever or with manual shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. A sport mode shift program further accentuates motorsport oriented gear shifting.
As a true supercar the R8 not only offers blistering speed but awe-inspiring handling. Featuring the legendary quattro® all-wheel drive system, the R8 inspires driver confidence, giving you traction when you need it, where you need it, regardless of road conditions.