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New Audi R8 Spyder has soft-top option

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Details have been released about the newest high performance Audi car available to UK drivers.

The new R8 GT Spyder is said by Audi to be the "most extreme" version of the car yet, with 560bhp and a top speed of 197mph.

In addition, this latest model comes as a drop-top cabriolet, powered by a V10 engine.

Only 333 soft-top R8 Spyders will be made, with 66 set aside for the UK market.

Audi claims that the new car has been heavily optimised to improve weight distribution, maximising the potential on the lightweight vehicle, made possible by an engine frame made of ultra-light magnesium, as opposed to heavy steel.

The interior spec is also top of the range, with a Bang and Olufsen stereo and Bluetooth interface, which includes a seatbelt microphone for hands-free calling.

Audi's famous motto, Vorsprung durch Technik - advancement through technology - is 40 years old this year.

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