Next to the ABT R8 GT R, the German tuner will also bring at the Geneva Motor Show a tuned version for the Audi R8 Spyder. The ABT R8 Spyder features a new front grill, front apron, side sills and rear apron with the rear spoiler as well as the dual-color coated ABT BR alloy wheels.

The engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 600 hp (up from 525 hp). The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3,8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.

UPDATE 07/23/2010: Check out a brilliant red ABT R8 in action by clicking on the picture above!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The R8 Spyder is not just a cabrio, it is a teasingly beautiful open-top sports car of the top class, a real dream car - in particular ABT Sportsline’s version. Their designers have contoured the lines of the open-top model athlete, and using the ABT R8 Spyder has redefined the word “roadster” with Bavarian thoroughness: the result is a vehicle whose power can be seen even when it is at a standstill.

The front grill, front apron, side sills and rear apron with the rear spoiler as well as the dual-colour coated ABT BR alloys have been adjusted to the dynamic design of the car. As with the closed R8 versions from ABT, the team has designed all the components in order to achieve the sports car’s optimum distribution of weight; all the parts are therefore made from carbon. As a result the performance can be converted into a maximum of driving enjoyment. Anyone who wants to systematically reduce the weight of their Spyder should use the new ABT CR Superlight alloys, as they also excellently suit the character of the ABT R8.

The V10 with 5.2 litre cubic capacity is used in the ABT R8 Spyder: this provides 600 well-trained horses (441 kW) – while in the series version there are 525HP (386 kW). The Spyder is able to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 320 km/h. The roadster is therefore a hurricane for the road, giving lovers of fresh-air a new "tangible” term. Suspension springs from ABT provide even better handling, which in particular has a positive effect in the threshold regions of the Spyder. In addition the lower centre of gravity gives the mid-engine sports car an even more aggressive appearance. When you take a look at the car you can see that it is one of the fastest of the fast - and is really ready for anything, as you would expect from an ABT R8.

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  (580) posted on 02.3.2012

This spyder was truly an exception for the unhealthy cars. This one is gorgeous and sexy. It has the angst when open-top. It was a great achievement in reaching the maximum speed of 320km/hr. I don’t have to expect more from this, ’cause I know they are already working on it. 

  (600) posted on 10.5.2011

Another exceptional R8 Spider ideal car. See how innovated and technology base this model car. As what I witness on the teaser, totally love the configuration and details made on this car.

  (702) posted on 03.9.2010

Why do every model start copying another car’s concept, can’t they have originality?

  (815) posted on 03.4.2010

im really feeling this design, it looks very delicious! especially as a convertible.

  (612) posted on 03.3.2010

the sideblades in the spyder are meant to be replaced by 2 aluminum strips on the back where the air inlets are (2 bumps which Gallardo Spyder does not have)

  (702) posted on 03.1.2010

Dang... amazing engine tune up by ABT, and that’s a lot of HP under the Hood waiting to unleashed. I’d really like to drive a spyder and put the pedal to the metal.

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