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Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder makes US Debut during Monterey Car Week

This weekend, thousands of car enthusiasts and celebrities alike will be attending the famous Monterey Car Week. At Pebble Beach, Monterey, some of the most impressive and exciting supercars and luxury cars will be on display, as manufacturers and collectors show off their cars. Many automakers use Pebble Beach as a way to debut their most expensive, prestigious and exotic cars to the world. One such car debuting this weekend will be the Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder, which will be making its US debut.

Much like the standard Audi R8 Spyder, the Plus model will feature a power-folding soft top. Though, in “Plus” trim, it packs a 610 hp variant of the brand’s 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10. It also gets the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive. Though, the Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder will be a bit quicker than its standard counterpart, getting from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder will debut on at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, which is a world renowned motorsports gathering in Pebble Beach. The Quail will feature some of the world’s finest high-end luxury, exotic and classic cars. Among them will be the R8 V10 Plus Spyder.

Alongside the new topless R8 will be the brand-new RS5 Coupe, R8 LMS GT3 racecar, and the iconic Audi Sport quattro S1, which is being honored for its 30th anniversary. Thirty years ago today, Walter Röhrl set a record climbing Pike’s Peak in the famous S1. That’s the sort of iconic cars we’re talking about that will be on display at The Quail.

Audi will also be hosting an exclusive driving experience for VIP guests at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Invited guests will be able to participate in an Audi Sport Performance Drive, where they can drive some of the brand’s best driving cars on one of the best race tracks in the world — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Audi Sport will also be displaying some of its actual race cars, such as the R8 LMS GT3, the RS 3 LMS and the R8 LMS GT4.

It should be an exciting week for Audi and its fans in Monterey. If you can make it out there, it’s worth taking a look. Not only will you be among the first to see the Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder in America, but you’ll be in the company of some of the most iconic cars in the history of the automobile.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.