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2017 Audi R8 Spyder Acceleration Test | Edmunds

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Our experts review the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder.

How fast can the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder go? Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago applies the slam-the-gas-and-see-what-happens approach to testing out the Audi R8 Spyder sports car's naturally aspirated 540-horsepower V10 at California Speedway in Fontana, California. Spoiler alert: This supercar is really, really fast.

Q: What kind of engine does the Audi R8 Spyder have?
A: The 2017 Audi R8 Spyder has a screaming Lamborghini-derived 5.2-liter V10 paired with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic.

Q: How fast does the Audi R8 Spyder accelerate in Dynamic mode with launch control?
A: In the acceleration test featured in this video, the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder's zero-to-60 time was 3.7 seconds and it hit the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 120.5 mph.

Time Jump
0:01 Introduction
0:20 Run #1 - "The slam-the-gas-and-see-what-happens approach"
0:56 Run #2 - Dynamic settings and launch control
2:30 Run #3 - "Let's just be honest: This is for fun."
3:13 Final thoughts

Read our full review at: https://www.edmunds.com/audi/r8/2017/convertible/review/

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