2012 Audi R8 Spyder Test Drive Video with Elizabeth Kreft

Audi’s supercar entry, the R8 was first introduced back in 2006. Since then it’s only gone through minor updates. It’s as iconic today as it was when it was introduced. The R8 is available in either hard-top coupe or spyder convertible models. Join host Elizabeth Kreft as she test drives and reviews this very cool, very fast sports car.

Vehicle: 2012 Audi R8 Spyder
Base Price: $136,800
Price as tested: $148,925
Engine: 4.2 Liter DOHC V8, FSI direct fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed R-Tronic
Horsepower: 430 hp @ 7,900 rpm
Torque: 316 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm – 6,000 rpm
0-60 MPH: 4.2 seconds
1/4-mile time: 12.5 sec.
Top speed: 185 MPH
Warranty: 4 yr/50,000 mile limited vehicle warranty
Fuel economy (EPA miles per gallon rating): 13 city / 21 highway MPG
Tires: Pirelli PZero 235/35/R19 front, 305/30/R19 rear

Special thanks to Herrington Harbour on the Chesapeake Bay: http://www.herringtonharbour.com

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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