2016 Pebble Beach Concours: Concept Cars

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Audi R8 V10 Spyder
If you’re looking for fun in the sun, the new R8 Spyder will certainly help you find it. Audi originally took the wraps off this sexy convertible in New York, and this car would turn heads even if it wasn’t painted bright yellow. Slightly shorter in overall length but wider than its predecessor by about 1.4 inches, the R8 has a low, wide stance further accentuated by the large honeycomb grille. The top can be opened in 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. Certainly one of the most compelling reasons for driving the R8 Spyder with the top down is hearing the wonderful sound that emanates from its powerful V10 engine as it revs up to 7800 rpm. Output is rated at 540 horsepower with almost 400 lb-ft of torque — good enough to move the R8 Spyder to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds to an eventual top speed just shy of 200 mph.

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