The 2018 R8 Spyder takes its supercar status to the next level. The powerhouse 540-hp V10 engine puts out 398 lb-ft of torque and adds balance through its mid-engine drivetrain design.
Sometimes a bright idea really does shine. Case in point, our iconic LED daytime running lights and LED headlights. While they were intended to help make you more visible to other drivers and provide unparalleled visibility at night, we thought they could also serve double duty as a beautiful styling statement. It’s just another way we’re lighting the way on design.
An exotic supercar deserves a drivetrain to match. Luckily, the R8 comes equipped with our legendary quattro® all-wheel drive system. Specifically tailored to the high-performance demands of an exotic car, quattro® actively sends power to the wheels with the most grip, enhancing acceleration and cornering performance. It’s just another way the R8 keeps you ahead of the curve.
A true sports car gives you a powerful engine that stirs your soul. The R8 gives you three. A 430-hp FSI® V8 engine delivers an authentic super car experience, while a 525-hp FSI® V10 engine provides levels of acceleration you never thought possible. And our 550-hp FSI® engine doesn’t just give you bragging rights you can talk about – it gives you the kind you can actually show.