Audi R8 Spyder review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

Audi R8 Spyder 2019 front tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 front tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 rear tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front seats
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD rear cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD right hand panning
  • Audi R8 Spyder RHD dash detail
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 storage
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 front tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 rear tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front seats
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD rear cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD right hand panning
  • Audi R8 Spyder RHD dash detail
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 storage
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Target Price from £135,575
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Introduction

What Car? says...

If you’re after a rapid and fire-breathing mid-engined supercar that’s also usable, reliable and easy to drive, an Audi R8 would fit the bill nicely. Suppose, though, that you wanted all those qualities but you also desired a bit of wind-in-the-hair action – what do you look for then? The answer, of course, is the even-more-glamorous R8 Spyder.

Simply put, it’s the convertible version of the R8 coupé, and uses the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine as the closed-top car, a unit it also shares with the Lamborghini Huracan. Its folding fabric roof is electrically operated and can be dropped or raised in under 20 seconds. However, unlike some convertibles that can get a little wobbly when the fixed roof is removed, don’t worry about losing any of that supercar goodness here; the Spyder always feels as rigid as a rod of iron.

At a glance
New car deals
Target Price from £135,575
or from £1,879pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £119,000
RRP price range £135,575 - £171,680
Number of trims (see all)2
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 20.3 - 20.9
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £9,862 / £12,534
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £19,725 / £25,068
Available colours