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Audi debuts R8 Sypder at New York

Audi debuts R8 Sypder at New York
Ninad Mirajgaonkar Ninad Mirajgaonkar Friday 25 March 2016, 19:19 PM

The Audi R8 Sypder has made its public debut at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The bookings for the soft top convertible will open next month in the global markets with the deliveries scheduled for the latter half of 2016.

The R8 Sypder shares most of its hardware with the hardtop model, including the 5.2-litre V10 engine pushing out 532bhp and 540Nm of torque. The mid-engine sports car uses the Quattro AWD and the seven-speed S-tronic transmission to propel from a naught to 100kmph in 3.6 seconds. It is 0.1 second slower than the coupe, due to the additional 158 kilograms of weight. The top-speed however is the same at 317kmph.

Surprisingly there is no mention of the V10 Plus version; in the hardtop this engine pumps 610bhp, clocking a time of 3.2 seconds to 100kmph. The soft top can be operated till the speed of 50kmph and takes 20 seconds to open or close.

The R8 Sypder will be launched in India by end of the year. But before that the new R8 hardtop, which was unveiled at the Auto Expo, will go on sale.

 

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