Porsche 911 GTS vs Audi R8 Spyder
So we know the R8 is good. But can Audi's cheapest Spyder top Porsche's finest 911 cabriolet? TG finds out...
Posted: 01 Jun 2011
Threading the 911 through a corner is a more complex proposition. Traction from the huge rear tyres is near infinite - the GTS shares its wider rear track with the 4WD Carreras - but there's a little initial vagueness from the front end as you tip into a bend, requiring a couple of stabs at the wheel before locking onto the right line. That's partly because of the GTS's twitchier steering, far wrigglier than the Audi's more passive, motorway-friendly set-up. At the very limit, the 911 gives you more feedback, but at the expense of a little fluency. It's clearly a hugely talented car, but one that takes a while to feel comfortable on the limit. In the R8, you're an instant hero.