Audi R8 Spyder is a newer, no-ceiling version of the amazing R8 Coupe, whose top has been removed to give it a sleek and stylish look. It is built with a mid-engine concept which keeps a balanced weight distribution on higher speeds even when cornering. This offers the driver an even sportier experience. But is it better than everyone’s favorite sports car Audi R8 Coupe? Let’s find out.
Engine & Build
Audi R8 Spyder has the same hand-built 5.2L v10 engine as the R8 Coupe and is built with a similar light and more robust Audi Space Frame aluminum chassis. However, both engines have different horsepower. R8 Coupe has 562 hp at 4475 RPM, and Spyder has 602 hp at 8100 RPM. This increased horsepower allows it to reach from zero to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.
Another difference is that the R8 Spyder has an all-wheel drivetrain, and the R8 Coupe has a rear-wheel drivetrain which changes things considerably. Since Spyder is AWD (all-wheel drive), it can make it through tight corners with fewer chances of oversteering or understeering because the front wheels can pull and steer simultaneously.
Weight & Size
Although the new R8 Spyder is smaller than R8 Coupe, it’s still 80 kgs heavier than the R8 Coupe. This leaves less room for the trunk, with only four cubic feet, whereas the R8 Coupe has eight cubic feet of space in its trunk.
The fuel consumption of the Audi R8 coupe is 14 MPG (miles per gallon) for the city and 23 MPG for the highway. Spyder’s is a little less than that, 13 MPG for the city and 19 MPG for the highway. The new engine in Spyder is more efficient with cylinder-on-demand technology (COD), which impacts its fuel consumption and reduces carbon dioxide output by 10.6%.
However, there’s only a 1 MPG difference between the fuel consumption of the Coupe and the Spyder, which is almost negligible.
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