2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder: Review, specs and thoughts

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Jonathon Ramsey from Autoblog has been able to do something that many of us could only dream of, and that was the chance to test drive the 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder. He was so overjoyed with the experience that he decided to put it into words and offer a review.

In the review he looks at the fact that Audi call it a supercar, and how it was able to shed the sports car label. The Spyder version of the popular R8 is different, as it has no roof, meaning that you will not only feel the wind in your hair – if you have any – but also hear the sound of that sweet V10. That 5.2-liter engine pumps out 520 horsepower and goes from 0-60 in just 3 seconds and will reach a top speed of 195mph.

At first glance you will be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at the current version, but Audi has made a few subtle changes. One great feature that will bring a smile to your face and those around you is that you can lower the roof while driving at speeds of up to 31 mph, and it all takes just 19 seconds.

The 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder cost $161,000, $170,000 if you want the R Tronic option. Ramsey said that having to give the keys back was unfair, but I have to say that so is that price. For a full review visit Autoblog.

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