The second-generation Audi R8 Spyder has been spotted at and around the Nurburgring by our team of spy photographers.
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Despite the layer of swirly camouflage plastered all over its body, it's clear the new R8 Spyder isn't a radical departure from the coupe that it's based in.

The new convertible R8 will continue with a electronically operated soft top, which once again features flying buttress layout at the rear.

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Under the skin, the new R8 Spyder is expected to utilise the same drivetrain setup as the second-generation R8 coupe. So, there should be a dry-sump dual-injection 5.2-litre V10, positioned behind the driver and passenger, which is connected to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

In the coupe, the V10 is offered in two states of tune: the regular V10 model with 396kW of power and 540Nm of torque at its disposal, and the V10 Plus that ups the game significantly with 449kW/560Nm on hand.

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Equipped with the regular V10, the R8 coupe completes the 0-100km/h run in 3.5 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 320km/h. Fitted with the V10 Plus' motor, the second-generation coupe can brush off the 0-100km/h standard in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 330km/h.

As all with convertible conversions, there will likely be a small performance impact.