It is sad to see that so many automakers are pulling out of one of the biggest auto shows of the year. The Detroit Auto Show is going to be bare of many of the concepts and new cars that we enjoy to see from some of the best automakers. On the positive side it leaves more room for show and tell for the automakers that will be attending.
Audi has stated that they have no plans to pull out. In fact they already know exactly what will be at the heart of the show – the 2010 Audi R8 V10. We have it on good authority that Audi will in fact be bringing this supercar to Detroit.
The 2010 Audi R8 V10 is equipped with a 5.2 liter V10 engine that can produce 520 horsepower and 398 pound-ft of torque. It has a few obvious performance and aural differences. You can expect to see brand new wheels upgraded brakes, and a few differences in the interior.
The Audi R8 Spyder will be released to the European market in late 2009 and in the U.S. in 2011. The launch has been delayed in the U.S. because dealers “have their hands full allocating coupes.”