Top-down motoring with a top tenor naturally aspirated V10 at your shoulder is the main appeal of the R8 Spyder. Audi claims road and wind noise inside the car are much lower than on the first-gen R8 Spyder, though a test drive is the only way to confirm veracity. In typical Audi fashion, interior design is logical and pragmatic yet luxurious, with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital display the centerpiece.
Power from the 5.2-liter engine feeds into a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive. Acceleration to 60 mph takes less than 3.6 seconds, and 125 mph arrives in under 12. Top speed is 197 mph.