Spectacular spy images coming from Spain where the upcoming Audi R8 Spyder and TT RS were spotted at a gas station without any sort of disguise.
We have spectacular spy images coming from Spain where the upcoming Audi R8 Spyder and TT RS were spotted at a gas station without any sort of disguise.
Caught getting a refill in Granada by Autogespot.nl member wordssupercars, the two near-production prototypes did not have any sort of disguise which means an official reveal is nearby. The open-top supercar was wearing a lovely Vegas Yellow paint while the flagship TT had a Tango Red livery and both featured a black leather interior.
It’s not the first time spies have caught an undisguised 2017 R8 Spyder prototype, but now the images are much better and give us the chance to take a closer look at the changes. Aside from the obvious switch from a fixed metal roof to an electrically retractable fabric top, the R8 Spyder also has a new black mesh between the taillights. There’s also a new ventilated cover and a more upright rear window while the lack of a rear wing indicates this is a non-Plus R8 V10 Spyder.
Audi will sell the R8 Spyder initially only with a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine developing 540 horsepower in the standard model and 610 hp in the Plus version. The ten-cylinder unit will reportedly be joined in 2018 by an S4-derived 3.0-liter TFSI V6 serving as the entry-level R8 where it is expected to develop somewhere in the region of 450 hp.
Its heart and soul will be Audi’s reputable turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine which powers the RS3 Sportback. The upcoming RS3 Sedan is expected to have around 400 hp, so chances are the TT RS will likely have a similar output since the two will share the same engine.
Expect both the 2017 R8 Spyder and TT RS to be unveiled in the following months and go on sale in Europe before the end of the year. Both of them are earmarked for a US launch in 2017, along with the aforementioned RS3 Sedan.
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Source: wordssupercars / autogespot.nl