Unfortunately it is not so easy for us in these difficult times to get into our car and start into the well deserved weekend. But one thin guarantees the editorial staff of the blog from ck-modelcars.de to its readers: Dreaming of it is allowed! Without limitation! And that works particularly well with the squishy yellow modelcars to the Audi R8 Spyder 2016 in scale 1:43. The model maker Herpa from Dietenhofen has received the license to manufacture the miniatures made from diecast, which come to the collector in the color vegas yellow and for which we can now offer an absolute special price: For 9.95 euros a piece, we can rarely recommend such a cheap dream car for you. The shape and finish of the modelcars correspond exactly to the model that appeared as the second generation of the super sports car under the internal name 4S.
The Audi R8 Spyder comes with a 397 kW / 540 hp from 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that accelerates the car from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.6 seconds. The brand from Ingolstadt numbers a top speed of 318 kilometers per hour. The Audi R8 has redefined the appearance of the Audi brand since it first appeared in 2006: the R8 carried the success of Audi onto the road on the Sarthe with a loan to the racing cars for Le Mans. As with its predecessor, Audi has also designed a convertible for the second generation of the super sports car, which of course should appeal to particularly committed drivers. "With spontaneous throttle response, fast revving and inimitable sound, the 5.2 FSI naturally aspirated engine in the new Audi R8 Spyder ensures pure emotion," says Dr.-Ing. Stefan Knirsch.
Knirsch, who was responsible for technical development on the board at the time of the presentation, continues: "Compared to the R8 coupe, the engine sound in an open high-performance sports car can now be experienced even more intensely." The engine develops 540 Newton meters (Nm) of maximum torque and is shifted electrically - by wire - via a fast seven-speed S tronic. When empty, the open two-seater weighs only 1,612 kilograms. Its strong backbone is the newly developed Audi Space Frame (ASF) in multi-material construction, which consists of aluminum and carbon. 79.6 percent of these are aluminum parts. The highly rigid body weighs 208 kilograms; the torsional rigidity has increased by more than 50 percent compared to the previous model. Sills, windscreen frames and A-pillars were specifically reinforced according to the Ingolstadt car brand.
Innovative manufacturing methods reduce individual component weights by up to ten percent. The R8 Spyder has a light soft top, which ends in 2 fins. They stretch the fabric and, like the large lid of the convertible top compartment, harmonize perfectly with the athletic design of the high-performance sports car. An electro-hydraulic drive opens and closes the top in 20 seconds - up to a speed of 50 kilometers per hour. The rear window, sunk in the bulkhead, can be extended and retracted. Once all the windows have been raised, the airstream sweeps across the body with only a slight swirl, says Audi. The mid-engine will undoubtedly be more acoustically dominant than the wind. Even if this will not be experienced with the models of item number 5011618531 - it definitely encourages dreaming! Stay healthy! Have a nice Weekend!