2021 Audi R8 Spyder specs, features, variants, and price

  • Gives breathtaking track inspired performance
  • Most capable sports car. 
  • Very premium and classy exterior. 
  • One of the most premium cars in the R8 Series.
2021 Audi R8 spyder
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2021 Audi R8 Spyder engine and performance

The 2021 Audi R8 Spyder is powered by a 532 HP, 5.2 liter V10 FSI engine. The engine churns out 532 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the AWD Quattro performance model creeps onto the figure of 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. In both the Supercars the power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The AWD Quattro R8 Spyder goes from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. While the RWD variant is just a few seconds late. The RWD variant runs from 0 mph to 60 mph in mere 3.7 seconds. The AWD Quattro could reach up to the top speed of 200 mph, while the RWD variant could also go up to 200 mph.

According to the EPA reports, the RWD trim manages 14 mpg in cities, 23 mpg in highways, and 17 mpg combined. In the AWD Performance Model, it manages to get 13 mpg in cities, 20 mpg in highways, and 16 mpg in combined. 

2021 Audi R8 Spyder exterior looks

The Audi R8 Spyder has got a very edgy and premium exterior. It looks sporty with the razor-sharp exterior styling. This machine could easily be recognizable in a crowd. The performance model has got a very lower front trim which is coated with matte titanium color, you will also get options to select your own carbon fiber. Carbon fiber mirror housings, rear spoiler, and side blades are also featured. The performance model has a set of 20 inches, 5 V spoke Evo- design, wrapped with bi-color anthracite in 245/30 front and 305/30 rear summer tires. 

The RWD variant features full LED headlights with Audi laser light technology, which helps to increase the sight range. It has got a very sleek folding roof, which is very well crafted. And Electrohydraulic drive system is fitted on the top to raise or lower the roof in only 20 seconds. The carbon fiber gives a very sporty look to the RWD variant.

In all the trims full LED headlights at the front and in the back, dual exhaust outlets, and LED tail lights with dynamic turn signals are featured.

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Available Colors

The Audi R8 Spyder is available in 10 amazing and dynamic colors. These colours are- Florett Silver Metallic, Camera Grey Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Suzuki Grey Metallic, Daytona Grey Pearl Effect, Tango Red Metallic, Ascari Blue Metallic, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Ibis White, and Vegas Yellow.

2021 Audi R8 Spyder virtual cockpit and interior design

2021 Audi R8 spyder virtual cockpit

The Audi R8 Spyder offers sufficient legroom and headroom. This could easily accommodate a 6 feet tall person. It has got a virtual cockpit system. The dashboard is well designed and gives easy access to all the controls for the driver. The fabric soft-top folds in 20 seconds at 31 mph, at the press of a button. It also offers features like- dual-zone climate control, cruise control, 18-way power-adjustable heated seats, a reverse camera, and navigation. The Audi R8 V10 Spyder provides 8 cubic feet storage feet. This could barely fit your gym bag.


The Audi R8 Spyder offers a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display, behind the steering wheels. It includes features like- Bluetooth streaming Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. It also offers an optional 13 speaker Bang & Olufsen Sound System. 

The Audi R8 Spyder safety net includes- dual front and side Airbags, massive brakes, advanced traction control, and a reverse camera. 

The Audi R8 Spyder has a very sleek and classy design and styling, with a very premium and exotic interior. The acoustic engine noise is very appealing but the limited cargo fuel is a downside of the Audi R8 Spyder. It goes up against BMW i8 Roadster and Acura NSX. 

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