West London Audi, the world's biggest Audi Centre (190,000 square-foot), opens its doors to the public in the next seven days. To mark this momentous occasion Audi UK presented the R8 V10 Spyder to a select 300 guests. The soft-top supercar can be ordered from next month for £109,580 OTR with the 6-speed manual and £114,670 OTR for the R tronic automated manual model.

Audi first unveiled the R8 V10 Spyder at the 2009 Frankfurt International Motor Show last month. It runs the same 5.2-litre V10 engine found in the coupe. Maximum power is 386kW (518 PS) and peak torque is 530Nm (391 lb-ft). The 0 - 62mph sprint time is 4.1 seconds while the manual can deliver a top speed of 194mph.

The main point of departure from the coupe is the soft-top which uses electrohydraulics to open its canvass in 19 seconds and store it inside a compartment above the engine. It can also be activated at speeds of up to 31mph.

Features include LED headlights for the exterior and equipment like heated Fine Nappa leather seats, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and an iPod connection as standard in the interior.

Audi will deliver the first customer cars to UK and German dealers in the first quarter of 2010.


Gallery: Audi R8 V10 Spyder Makes UK Debut for West London Audi Grand Opening - world's largest Audi Centre

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