Audi R8 Spyder

posted Nov 13, 2009, 6:35 AM by Quentin Ballard Tremeer

Likening cars to chocolate, sex and other things is the realm of bored “Boring
British” elderly motoring journalists who could not make it as novelists so
swapped to boring the daylights out of us with their half backed literary prowess.
You also have to wonder about car companies “leaking” information to them to
feed to us. Seems like a great way to get free publicity from gullible newspapers
and easily excitable journalists thinking they are getting the automotive scoop of
the century.
Some journalists will call the R8 a super car. I suppose the definition of a super
car is a car that can do insane speeds, get there in next to no time and cost you an
arm and a leg to do so.............the Audi R8 Spyder is the soft-top version of the
sweet sounding and sexy looking Audi R8.

The R8 Spyder has lost the ‘side blades’ for a pair of air scoops in front of
the rear wheels.

You have to wonder though about a car where the rear deck has a pair of air
Audi continue there “pimp and prostitute” look with a windscreen framed in
brushed aluminium, adding to the HUGE silver  rings on the badge and the fairy
lights on the headlights (although I have to give them 100% for practicality of low
light visibility while not burning out your expensive headlight globes).........
however this can ALL be overlooked after realising that under the bonnet you have
the Lambo-derived 5.2-litre V10. 525bhp and 390lb ft of torque. And the sound it
makes is better than almost any other car I have had the privilege of listening
to.....Hard-top R8 V10 does 60mph in 3.9seconds so expect the Spyder to do it in
just over four seconds.

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