Audi R8 Spyder V10 with DTM Driver Mattias Ekström [Video]

Watch an Audi R8 V10 Spyder literally spit flames in the hands of DTM champion Mattias Ekström who has tested the coupe version a number of times before. He is given the keys to Audi's ultimate drop-top and told to go and have fun. An invitation like that is not one to be passed over by anyone, let alone a racing multi-champ.

First he drops the top for better sound effects, then tries out the 7-step Launch Control system said to hurl the 386kW (518 bhp / 525 PS) car from 0 - 100km/h in 4.1 seconds. After several turns in the empty underground parking lot, most of which involve some oversteering, he declares it to be a true sports car.

The R8 V10 Spyder has the same 5.2-litre engine used in the coupe and is only 6kg (13.2 lbs) heavier. The model driven here has the R Tronic transmission.


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Model Audi R8
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Tags 2010 audi r8 spyder, audi r8, audi r8 spyder, mattias ekström, r8, r8 spyder