Independent artists RM Design and X-Tomi Design decided to chop off the roof of the 2015 Audi R8 to turn the coupe into a Spyder.

Independent artists RM Design and X-Tomi Design decided to chop off the roof of the 2015 Audi R8 to turn the coupe into a Spyder.

The second generation Audi R8 will be shown to the public in a few days at the Geneva Motor Show before going on sale this summer in three flavors: R8 V10 (€165,000), R8 V10 Plus (€187,400) and R8 e-tron (price not disclosed). Needless to say, it's too early to talk about a Spyder derivative but it will likely see the light of production day in 2017.

Until then, the R8 family will probably gain a new entry-level version equipped with a V6 engine delivering at least 400 bhp (298 kW). Moreover, there could also be a TDI version as well as a plug-in hybrid model but Audi isn't sure yet whether there will be enough demand for such derivatives.

R8 technical lead Roland Schala recently said the production line is flexible enough to be adapted for possible Superleggera, GT and Clubsport versions but it’s too early in the game for such models. The second generation Audi R8 is going to be assembled at the newly established Böllinger Höfe production site at Audi's expanded Neckarsulm factory in Germany.

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