Available with a screaming 5.2-liter V-10 engine with 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque on tap, the all-new 2011 Audi R8 Spyder is easily one of the most desirable drop-tops on the planet, so it’s only natural that meticulous care will be taken when building it.
Production of the stunning new Spyder takes place at Audi’s high-tech facility in Neckarsulm, Germany, the same place where Audi’s quattro division develops its awesome S and RS models. The R8 and R8 Spyder, however, are built in a dedicated building by a team of 240 specially selected assemblers and is churned out at a rate of about 27 to 28 cars per day.
Featuring a spaceframe constructed almost entirely of aluminum, the R8 models are assembled with welding done by humans instead of robots before moving to the paint shop where they are treated for a total of four days. Final assembly takes place in another section of the building, with items such as the wiring harnesses, instrument clusters and twin fuel tanks added here.
Check out the video below and then click here to see our more detailed report on the new 2011 Audi R8 Spyder.