Proof that it has nothing to prove
Lest you think that the R8 Spyder’s primary attribute is being cuddly as a kitten out on the road, it’s time to establish its brute force bona fides. Lurking under the two-seat roadster’s expansive rear deck is a 5.2-liter V10 engine that pushes out 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, a motor that can count the brand’s successful GT3 race car program as part of its development lineage. Matched with a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, the net effect is startling acceleration and a seemingly limitless top end.
Max power540 HP
Max speed318 km/h