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The Top Gear car review:Audi R8 Spyder
For:Superstar looks, Premier League drivetrain
Against:Pricey after options, and not much room for luggage
What is it?
Simple, really: the drop-top version of the Audi R8. A car we already like rather a lot gets an extra dose of glamour.
The R8’s roof – a folding fabric affair that is mesmerising to watch, takes 20 seconds, and can be operated at up to 30mph – and its various mechanisms add a stocky 125kg to the R8, taking its kerb weight to an eek-inducing 1720kg (1695kg for the sportier R8 Spyder Plus). But you know what? It simply never feels that fat. Click on to read how…
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