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R8 Spyder (1st Gen)


The Audi R8 Spyder, part of the first generation R8 line-up, was introduced as a convertible variant of Audi's iconic R8 supercar. Here are some key details about the Audi R8 Spyder first generation:

Release: The Audi R8 Spyder made its debut in 2010, shortly after the launch of the R8 Coupe. It was Audi's response to the demand for an open-top version of their high-performance sports car.

Design: The R8 Spyder retained much of the styling and design elements of the coupe version but featured a folding soft-top roof mechanism, giving it an open-air driving experience. The roof could be operated electronically, allowing for quick opening and closing.

Engine Options: The first-generation R8 Spyder was initially offered with two engine options:

    • V8: A 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine producing around 430 horsepower.
    • V10: A 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine producing approximately 525 horsepower.

Performance: With its lightweight construction and powerful engines, the R8 Spyder delivered exhilarating performance. The V10 variant, in particular, offered blistering acceleration and impressive top speeds, making it a thrilling convertible sports car to drive.

Features: The R8 Spyder boasted a range of features and technologies typical of high-end sports cars, including Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system, advanced infotainment systems, and luxurious interior appointments.

Production: Production of the first-generation Audi R8 Spyder continued until 2015 when it was replaced by the second generation R8 Spyder.

Overall, the first-generation Audi R8 Spyder combined the thrill of open-top motoring with the dynamic performance and sophisticated design of the R8 coupe, offering enthusiasts an exciting driving experience with the wind in their hair.

Replacement Roof

The replacement convertible roofs we supply and fit are OEM parts. This ensures the highest quality and reliability for both you and your vehicle. Crafted with precision and adhering to strict standards, these roofs epitomise excellence in both performance and durability.

Convertible roof replacements featuring an encapsulated rear screen include a brand-new screen encapsulated within the new replacement roof.

We stand firmly behind our craftsmanship, offering a comprehensive 12-month guarantee on both our work and the roofs themselves. This warranty underscores our commitment to delivering not just superior products, but also the confidence and peace of mind that accompany our exceptional service and top-tier convertible roofs.

Available in a diverse array of colours, our selection allows you to personalise your vehicle while maintaining the assurance of OEM quality.


Common Faults Include....

  • Failure in Hall sensor positioning, resulting in high AC voltage output
  • Convertible top remains stuck in open position
  • Leakage in hydraulic roof cylinders
  • Dashboard warning indicating insecure roof or incomplete cycle
  • Slow operation of roof mechanism
  • Misalignment of frame affecting roof mechanism
  • Water seepage through weather seals
  • Insecure front roof attachment due to faulty catches
  • Activation of 'roof not secure' warning while driving
  • Torn, damaged, or frayed soft top fabric
  • Failure of microswitch, leading to open circuit or high resistance
  • Convertible top halts midway, unable to complete full cycle
  • Failure of tonneau cover or rear lid to close
  • Noisy pump or motor during roof operation
  • Communication failure in CAN-BUS system
  • Issues with stuck or damaged flaps.
  • Intermittent functioning of the roof, unable to complete cycle
  • Convertible top is immobilized in closed position
  • Dryness or deterioration in weather seals
  • Cracks in frame or deformation in rear bow
  • Failure in roof or body control module, ECU corrosion or malfunction
  • Faulty or deteriorated solder connections
  • Damage in wiring loom, including split wires or connections
  • Leakage in hydraulic roof hoses
  • Foggy or cracked plastic rear window
  • Non-functional switch for roof mechanism
  • Boot lid fails to open
  • Torn, frayed, or damaged headlining
  • Obstruction in roof drains
  • Difficulty in operating stiff manual front catches
  • Shrinkage of weather seals, allowing visibility through gaps
  • Inoperative front power windows

Should any of these issues be present, feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, or by completing our contact form. Your communication is valuable to us.


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At present, our inability to furnish pricing online stems from the dynamic nature of global economics, which has led to substantial fluctuations in the costs of parts and materials on a day-to-day basis. The intricate interplay of market forces, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical factors has rendered pricing incredibly volatile, making it challenging to provide accurate and up-to-date figures in real-time.

As we remain committed to offering fair and transparent pricing to our customers, we find it prudent to ensure that any pricing information reflects the current market reality, hence our decision to refrain from online pricing until we can reliably provide figures that align with the ongoing fluctuations in the global economy.

For pricing concerning above make and model, contact us through via phone, email, or by completing the contact form provided below.

For immediate pricing information, we recommend contacting our office directly. We respond to emails and inquiries submitted via the contact form within a 24-hour timeframe.


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