Audi was relatively late to the two-seat sports-car game when it launched the R8 in 2006. Nevertheless, it entered with a bang, sporting a mid-engined configuration, and super-sharp looks that led to it being Tony Stark’s personal ride in the Iron Man films. Of course, having Lamborghini under the Volkswagen Audi Group umbrella helped, as the R8 sits on the same platform as the Lamborghini Gallardo, and shares the V10 with it as well. This 2014 Audi R8 Spyder is perfect if you want to bag yourself an R8 and enjoy a Tony Stark vibe on every trip in it. Coming from New York, it bears just 22,100 miles since new.
The work of Walter Da Silva and Frank Lamberty, the first-generation R8 ran between 2006 and 2015, and has aged well. This 2014 Audi R8 Spyder is close to the end of the generation’s span and shows off its lines in a classy white suit, with a set of matte silver double five spoke alloys wearing Pirelli low-profile tires as its footwork. The power convertible top is in contrasting black. We could go further, but prefer to let the pictures do their thing. Also, there’s ample V10 badging to let outsiders know that this isn’t the entry-level V8 variant. The interior presents itself in black, with carbon fiber interior trim, diamond-stitched seats that are heated, and R8 stitched floor mats. You’ve got climate control, the Audi Navigation Plus infotainment system and a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system for your comfort and entertainment. The clear analog instrument cluster is an exercise in readability, with the tachometer excitingly red-lined at 8,500rpm, telling you that this car can sing a beautiful song when pressed to.
This 2014 Audi R8 Spyder gets its go-factor from a 5.2L V10 that’s the same unit as found in the Lamborghini Gallardo. 552hp at a stunning 8,000rpm and 391lb-ft at 6,500rpm are its performance figures, and it’s sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and Audi’s legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Zero to sixty takes a smidge over four seconds, and the R8 Spyder with the 5.2L V10 doesn’t run out of puff until 194mph.
Car Location: New York Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Diamond Stitched Seats Heated Seats Navigation Bang and Olufsen Surround System R8 Stitched Floor Mats
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