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Audi R8 Spyder: Test drive report

Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro

Very nice test drive report here with the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. It’s gorgeous and fast!

The absolute best part of driving the R8 Spyder would have to be that engine exhaust note. Supercars are designed to be seen, heard, and felt when you are driving at speed, and the Audi does not disappoint. To be honest, every time I saw an overpass, tunnel or other echo worthy location coming up I’d drop down a gear, and hammer the engine just so I could hear that beautiful exhaust note. With this roof down, it’s an experience not to be missed. The roof on the R8 is acoustically insulated, so with the roof up it was much quieter. You could however leave the back window down for “ventilation” purposes. I think Audi put that window in just so you could hear the exhaust better with the roof up. With the window up the interior was quiet enough to compare with a standard street car.