First Drive: 2011 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder

2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2

Base Price: $172,000 (est.)

Powertrain

Engine: DOHC 40-valve V-10
Displacement: 5.2 liters (318 cu in)
Horsepower: 525 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque: 391 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
Transmision type: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automated manual
Drive: 4-wheel

Chassis

Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Suspension, Front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, Rear: Control arms, coil springs
Brakes: Vented carbon-ceramic discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Tire size f, r: 235/35YR-19, 305/30YR-19

Measurements

L x W x H: 174.6 x 76.0 x 48.9 in
Wheelbase: 104.3 in
Track f/r 64.5/62.7 in
Weight 3791 lbs
0-62 mph 3.8 sec*
0-120 mph 12.1 sec*
Top speed 195 mph
Fuel mileage 11/19 mpg (est.)

*data obtained from testing of R8 5.2 FSI Coupe

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