2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI V10 First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2011 Audi R8 - Road Test Specs

2011 Audi R8 Convertible

(5.2L V10 AWD 6-speed Manual)


Model year2011
ModelR8 Spyder 5.2 FSI V10
Style5.2 quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$160,000 (est)


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV10
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,204cc (318 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)518 @ 8,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)391 @ 6,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.373; II=2.709; III=1.925; IV=1.502: V=1.239; VI=1.035: R=3.713: Final Drive=3.077


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers
Suspension, rearIndependent double wishbones, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.3
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero R01
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front235/35R19 91Y
Tire size, rear295/30R19 102Y
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front -- 19-by-11 inches rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front14.4-inch ventilated carbon-ceramic discs with eight-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear14.0-inch ventilated carbon-ceramic discs with four-piston fixed calipers

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)12 city/20 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,791
Length (in.)174.6
Width (in.)76.0
Height (in.)48.9
Wheelbase (in.)104.3
Track, front (in.)64.5
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)38.7
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)3.5


Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front with head-protection chambers
Knee airbagsDual front
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring

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