Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Is the Audi R8 Spider Coming in 2010 or 2011? Conflicting Rumors Swirl

. Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Though details and sources are sketchy, "What Car?" has reported that their "insiders" have confirmed a soft top variant of the Audi R8 will become a reality by 2011. The only problem is this contradicts Inside Line's reports from last month pointing towards a 2010 launch. Maybe "What Car?" is talking about a 2011 model year?

As far as engines are concerned, no concrete details are available. Considering the current R8 now features both V8 and V10 powerplants, we think it would only be fitting to offer both in convertible form as well. Also, according to Inside Line, Audi officials have told them "Yes, it all fits." According to "What Car?" their sources had no information concering the R8 spider's powerplant. Maybe "What Car?" should get new sources as it's obvious Edmunds is one (or maybe two) steps ahead on this story.

In any event, we were able to get our hands on a few spy shots of the R8 spider which should give you a good idea of what the production car should look like.

Source: What Car?