Audi R8 Spyder prototype
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Audi R8 Spyder prototype
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Audi R8 Spyder prototype
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Audi R8 Spyder prototype
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Audi R8 Spyder prototype
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Audi R8 Spyder prototype
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
We've seen the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder running the 'Ring a while back, and we've also seen a leaked planning document that seems to confirm the R8 Spyder is actually coming (as if seeing a prototype wasn't enough). Here's further unofficial confirmation: a completely uncovered, arrestingly yellow example of the breed.

Unless it's been the subject of a clever badge-swap, this is a V10 model (as are all R8s at the moment), although rumors, leaked product roadmaps, and common sense point to a downsized engine offering in the near future. We think it'll be a V6, based on the fact that the R8 technical lead Roland Schala stated that a "V6 is a perfect engine for this car."

Don't expect any drastic mechanical differences from the coupe, itself a close cousin of the Lamborghini Huracán. We thought the coupe was "murderously fast and sexy," while still being a tasteful, total driver's package; the Spyder should bring all that and some open air to the table. We should see the R8 Spyder's official reveal in a few months.


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