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Audi R8 Spyder V10 with DTM Driver Mattias Ekström [Video]

Watch an Audi R8 V10 Spyder literally spit flames in the hands of DTM champion Mattias Ekström who has tested the coupe version a number of times before. He is given the keys to Audi's ultimate drop-top and told to go and have fun. An invitation like that is not one to be passed over by anyone, let alone a racing multi-champ.

First he drops the top for better sound effects, then tries out the 7-step Launch Control system said to hurl the 386kW (518 bhp / 525 PS) car from 0 - 100km/h in 4.1 seconds. After several turns in the empty underground parking lot, most of which involve some oversteering, he declares it to be a true sports car.

The R8 V10 Spyder has the same 5.2-litre engine used in the coupe and is only 6kg (13.2 lbs) heavier. The model driven here has the R Tronic transmission.

 

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MTC
Love those flames nice colour as well
Mar 11, 2010 6:42 pm
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mak 8
nice back fire. lighter and perfumance 9/10 rate..
Mar 11, 2010 4:24 pm
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Siawa
Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Mar 11, 2010 12:40 pm
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mightywhelk
A coop is what you keep chickens in. A coo-pay (coupe) is a style of car. International differences aside, it is a totally gorgeous car.
Mar 11, 2010 7:33 am
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e36mmm
yes they are right, it just belongs in a garage where two middle aged men can enjoy looking at.. bleh..
Mar 11, 2010 2:52 am
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bernardo
Sick...
Mar 11, 2010 12:19 am
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avantissimo
AUDI makes it right once again,great fun handling from the Quattro,sweet V10 sound,gorgeous lines & the LED's,can't resist looking at it.
Mar 10, 2010 10:25 pm
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