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Audi R8 Spyder: A ragtop which will leave you breathless

Audi R8 Spyder

Nice review here of the Audi R8 Spyder. Have a read!

Blasting through the open California countryside, the all-wheel-drive R8 Spyder proved as nimble as the coupe, effortlessly taking marked 30-mph corners at well over twice that speed. And when I hit an open stretch and gave it throttle, I was quickly pressed deep into the well-padded sport seat, the speedometer spinning toward triple digits.

The Audi magnetic ride system is one of the keys to the R8’s handling. It uses magnetorheological fluid, a liquid that’s highly sensitive to magnetic fields and can instantly vary the response of the shock absorbers. The system can firm up the car’s corners in a fraction of a heartbeat.

The Audi R8 has been one of the most intriguing and attractive sports cars on the road, and with the launch of the R8 Spyder, the appeal is only enhanced. Sadly, Audi says it can only produce about 1,000 of the largely hand-built convertibles annually. They’re likely to go fast.