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First Look: 2010 Audi R8 5.2 Spider

Feel the hurricane blow through your hair.

by on Sep.14, 2009

The 2010 Audi R8 5.2 Spider delivers essentially the same numbers as the coupe V10 supercar: 0 - 60 in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph.

The 2010 Audi R8 5.2 Spider delivers essentially the same numbers as the coupe V10 supercar: 0 - 60 in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph.

There’s something special about feeling the wind blow through your hair, but the feeling will likely be more like a hurricane should you stomp on the throttle of the 2010 Audi R8 5.2 Spider.

The long-awaited convertible version of Audi’s hot-selling sports car makes its formal debut, Tuesday morning, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the German maker provided a sneak peek during a background briefing for more than 2000 of the brand’s closest friends – TheDetroitBureau.com among them.

Use the Force!

Use the Force!

The cloth top can be operated even while driving, at low speeds, as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler demonstrated while driving the Spider onto the stage.  With the top down, the cabriolet retains the basic lines of the popular R8 sports car – and pretty much all of its performance.

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