• Audi R8 Spyder

    Audi R8 Spyder -

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  • Audi R8 Spyder

    Audi R8 Spyder -

    Image courtesy of Audi

Key facts

2016 Audi R8 Spyder information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4426 mm
How heavy?
1795 kg
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5204 cm3
How many cylinders?
10, V
How much power?
540 PS / 533 bhp / 397 kW @ 7800 rpm
How much torque?
540 Nm / 398 / 55.1 kgm @ 6500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 3.6 s
How fast?
318 km/h, 198 mph
How economical?
17.0/8.7/11.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
277.0 CO2 g/km


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2016 Audi R8 Spyder technical specifications


The Audi R8 Spyder is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a mid mounted engine supplying power to all four wheels.
The 5.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 10 cylinder unit that has an output of 533 bhp (540 PS/397 kW) of power at 7800 rpm, and maximum torque of 540 N·m (398 lb·ft/55.1 kgm) at 6500 rpm. Lubrication is of the dry sump-type.
The power is transferred to the wheels through a 7 speed automatic gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1795 kg.
Its maximum speed stated is 318 km/h, which is 198 mph, quoted fuel consumption figures are 17.0/8.7/11.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 277.0 g/km.
2016 Audi R8 Spyder data
2016 Audi R8 Spyder data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2650 104.3
Track/tread (front) 1638 64.5
Track/tread (rear) 1599 63
Length 4426 174.3
Width 1940 76.4
Height 1244 49
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1795 kg 3957 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.36
Frontal area 2.01
CdA 0.72
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders V 10 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.2 litre
5204 cc
(317.568 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84.5 × 92.8 mm
3.33 × 3.65 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
40 valves in total
maximum power output 540 PS (533 bhp) (397 kW)
at 7800 rpm
Specific output 102.4 bhp/litre
1.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 540 Nm (398 ft·lb) (55.1 kgm)
at 6500 rpm
Specific torque 103.77 Nm/litre
1.25 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 12.7:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1304 kPa (189.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 520.4 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 3.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 318 km/h (198 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 301.06 PS/g
221.43 kW/g
296.94 bhp/ton
0.13 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.52 kg/kW
7.54 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 17.0/8.7/11.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km17.0/8.7/11.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre5.9/11.5/8.5 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG16.6/32.5/24.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG13.8/27.0/20.1 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 277.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 271.44 g/km
VED band (UK) M
CO2 Effizienz (DE) G
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8½J x 19
Wheel size rear 11J x 19
Tyres front 245/35 ZR 19 93Y XL
Tyres rear 295/35 ZR 19 102Y XL
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 7 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.65
Final drive ratio 3.59
general ID510433
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2016 Audi R8 Spyder added 2017-02-10.
Last modified 2017-02-10.

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