Audi has announce pricing on the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 Quattro V10, which will hit U.S. showrooms in the new Iron Man 2 movie. Prices will start at $161,000 for the R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro manual and $170,000 for the R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro R tronic gearbox. Before options, of course.
In case you need to be reminded, the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro comes with the same V10 engine found in the R8 LMS racecar and the R8 5.2 quattro coupe, which means it can produce 525 HP at 8000 rpm and 391 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro can hit a top speed of 195 mph and it only takes 4 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stand still. Like the coupe, the Spyder gets all the usual Audi goodness you’d expect: quattro all-wheel-drive, a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed R tronic gearbox, and, since it’s a convertible, heat-resistant leather that can remain up to 68 degrees cooler than regular leather thanks to a special treament process.
The German automaker confirmed the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 Quattro V10 arrival across US for August 2010. Audi will also offer the Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 Quattro V8 later this year, which powered by the same 4.2L V8 from the coupe making 430-hp with a maximum torque of 317 lb-ft. That allows for 0-60 mph to come in just 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.