Like the R8 hard-top, Audi is fitting the same engine line-up on the Spyder. Base engine a 4.2L FSI V8, with 420 hp, and a lamborghini-sourced 525 hp 5.2L FSI V10 as an option. Both engines can be fitted to an open-gate 6-speed manual, or a 7-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard equipment.
Look for the 2010 Audi R8 Spyder at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.