New Audi R8 Spyder gets top marks from Auto Express


The all-new Audi R8 Spyder is a real feat of German engineering. The latest generation convertible is lighter and over 50% more rigid than its predecessor, and is offered with a 5.2 litre V10 petrol engine with 540PS, a 0-62mph time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of an exhilarating 197mph.

Impressive figures aside, the true test is in the driving experience and thankfully Auto Express were blown away by their recent test drive in the R8 Spyder. Awarding it the maximum five stars, they commented, “The Spyder is every bit as engaging to drive as its fixed-roof sibling, with the added bonus of being able to drop the roof whenever the sun shines.”

A so far popular choice, the Spyder offers a very special sort of road presence, whether you opt for stylish Mythos Black or prefer to stand out from the crowd in Vegas Yellow. Sun worshippers will appreciate the roof on the new Audi R8 Spyder, which the team at Auto Express describes as an “all-electric masterpiece”, as it is operable at speeds up to 31mph and takes just 20 seconds to activate. 

The R8 comes with a range of great features as standard including LED headlights, R8 sport seats, interior leather pack, a flat bottomed multi-function steering wheel, Audi virtual cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus and a handy front and rear parking system.

So, what was Auto Express’ final verdict? “As lovely to drive as it is to look at, the Spyder is the R8 to go for. With the hood down, the sun on your face, and that V10 engine screaming its heart out, experiences on four wheels don’t get much better than this. At any price.”

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