The Ingolstadt-based premium automaker Audi has added a new generation 4.2-litre V8 FSI petrol engine to its exclusive open-air supercar 2010 Audi R8 Spyder. Already available on the UK market, the new R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI Quattro is offered with a choice of six-speed manual (95,545 GBP) or a six-speed R tronic transmission (100,855 GBP).

The new revision of the high-end, dry sump-lubricated 4.2-litre FSI V8 power unit benefits from a new recuperation system which is able to conserve energy during coasting and braking, and fully complies with the strict EU5 emissions limits. Its output now sports 430 horsepower at 7,900 revs instead of 420 horsepower, and maximum torque of 430Nm at 4,500 rpm.

Fitted with the new-generation 4.2-litre V8 FSI petrol engine, the R8 Spyder is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in only 4.8 seconds flat, before hitting its new Vmax of 186 mph.

The first deliveries of the newly-fitted Audi R8 Spyder are scheduled for January 2011.

Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro, 1 of 2
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