Another prototype of the upcoming 2016 Audi R8 Spyder has just been spied in the midst of testing. As with previous units, it has been adorned in heavy black and white camouflage but importantly, that camo is a body-tight wrap and therefore shows off all the car’s key design traits.
Unsurprisingly, the new R8 Spyder will borrow many of its body panels from the coupe and look very similar. As such, it will include an aggressive front fascia with the German company’s traditional single frame grille and bold vertical air intakes. At the rear, there will be an aggressive diffuser and as these spy shots show, the car’s decklid will be very similar to the outgoing R8 Spyder with subtle, vented buttresses.
Also like the first-generation model, the new car will have a folding soft top rather than a hardtop like the recently revealed Ferrari 488 Spider and the McLaren 650S Spider.
When the R8 Spyder launches, it will inevitably be available in the same variants as the coupe. Consequently, two V10-powered models will be offered. As for the range-topping Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder, its 5.2-litre V10 engine will deliver 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque. As a result, it should be capable of similar acceleration times to the coupe. Due to the added weight however, expect a few tenths to be added to its 0-100 km/h and 0-200 km/h times.