Audi Announces Availability of R8 4.2 Spyder
When a company like Audi unveils a new model, they tend to try to keep things simple by limiting the number of choices available at launch. Makes it easier to meet orders, you see. But once those initial orders are fulfilled, they tend to open up the books to more variety. Case in point: the Audi R8.
First unveiled with a V8 engine, Audi waited a while before introducing the V10 model. But when the convertible Spyder version came along, they did things the other way around, offering it at first only with the V10. Now the German automaker has opened the order books for customers who want the open-air experience of the Spyder with the more economic V8 engine. Customers who opt for the V8 model can still choose from manual or automatic transmissions, available carbon-ceramic brakes and can upgrade to the V10 version's larger wheels and upgraded suspension. So if you've been hankering for an R8 Spyder but the V10 has been a little out of reach, now could be your time.
Gallery: Frankfurt 2009: Audi R8 Spyder