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UK Launch for Audi R8 Spyder with Tweaked 4.2 FSI V8 430HP

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UK Launch for Audi R8 Spyder with Tweaked 4.2 FSI V8 430HP


In view of the more stringent Euro 5 emission rules, Audi has tweaked its 4.2-liter V8 FSI engine for the 2011MY R8 coupe and Spyder models. In the UK, the 2011MY R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro is now available to order priced at £95,545 OTR for the six-speed manual version and £100,855 for the six-speed R tronic automated manual, with customer deliveries set to begin in January 2011.

According to the German firm, the latest version of the V8 powerplant complies with EU5 emissions laws with the help of a new recuperation system that conserves energy during coasting and braking.

The updated V8 is not only cleaner but also slightly more powerful delivering 430-horsepower (+10HP) with a maximum torque of 430Nm (317.2 lb-ft) arriving at 4,500 rpm and sustained through to 6,000 rpm.

In conjunction with both the standard six-speed manual transmission and the optional six-speed S tronic automated manual, the latest R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro can accelerate from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in 4.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 186mph or 299 km/h.



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