The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 has been revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show, ahead of the brand’s official press conference later this afternoon.
The new R8 Spyder is on full display on Audi’s New York stand, sitting alongside an R8 coupe and a racing R8 sportscar.
Gallery: Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Resplendent in bright yellow, the new R8 Spyder V10 has cleaner lines and a much more neatly integrated rear deck than the original. The strong rear haunches are more muscular and the entire car looks like one designed to be an open-top model from the start, rather than a later conversion.
The rear deck is particularly striking, with twin polished metal power bulges sitting within a carbon fibre panel. It’s flatter and bulges less than the original, giving the new R8 Spyder V10 a more open appearance.
The open appearance of the new car itself also took many by surprise: usually, car manufacturers leave world show debuts tightly under wraps until their press conference. Maybe the amount of leaks around the R8 Spyder over the past few weeks has encouraged Audi to take a different approach.
Come back later to Motoring Research for more on the new Audi R8 Spyder V10