• Jun 21, 2009
Audi is testing its forthcoming R8 Spyder, and the car is wearing what appears to be a completely stowable roof, not the targa-style top that has been suggested as a possibility. Yet disappearing along with the roof could also be your view of the engine. The droptop in the spy photos and in Audi's official sketch features a solid engine cover and two curious structures adorned with gills that run up to the rear window. They could line up with an interior element when the roof is down, but it would have to be mighty cool to be worth missing out on that engine. Audi's 552 horsepower competitor for cars like the Vantage V12 and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio will bow at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show.
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      • 5 Years Ago
      Somehow, it just isn't an R8 without the side blades.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As awesome as this is, somehow it looks less unique among other spiders than the coupe. It could be the proportions, or the side blade, but the roofline of that coupe made it stand out. This feels a bit like what it is - a Gallardo with Audi styling.
      • 5 Years Ago
      gjhj
      • 5 Years Ago
      No Gayblades = Way better looking car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed. Not a spyder type of car, sort of defeats the purpose. That is what the TT is for.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think i will go home...,
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dont like it without the side blades