• Aug 5, 2009
Stafford Audi, a U.K. Audi dealer, placed an advertisement on the popular website Pistonheads for the forthcoming R8 Spider. For a picture of the car, they used an uncamouflaged picture of an R8 Spider from the Iron Man sequel, as you can see from the California license plate that reads "Stark." According to the ad, though, the car was "spotted testing in Germany."
The ad copy goes on to say that the production car will differ from the coupe in the lack of side blades, extra air intakes behind the rear seats, a different location for the fuel filler cap, and the addition of rollover hoops that we assume are hidden until needed.

The car won't make its debut until the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010, but you can deposit down on one right now with Stafford. Estimated price: £105,000 ($177K U.S.).




[Source: Pistonheads]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Can you still unveil it if autoexpress already posted those fully unveiled shots (as mentioned in the article)?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wasn't this posted yesterday? I mean, I only read Autoblog so I could've sworn I saw it here (and... yesterday).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Same here. It has happened to me for several posts yesterday. I feel like I'm reading them again. It's Groundhog Day all over again!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Best of both worlds. Can you say, "Hardtop Convertible"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Déjà vu?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good- I thought I was crazy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That has happened to me for several posts recently. I feel like I have seen them before. It just started yesterday.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol yes! just posted by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Aug 5th 2009 at 6:00PM, my last comment 6:47PM (8/04/2009). AB has a time machine now!
      brodie wright
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another hum drum audi. Just like every other audi, this one will look (and be) outdated in 5 years for sure. Audi has no styling tradition. All other serious sportscars have classic lines or styling that they are known for. Like the bold, edgy-ness of lamborghinis with their heritage wheels incorporating circles in the design, or Ferrari with classic lines, signature tail lights, and formula inspired engines. This is just another blob car in the audi line-up. And yes, I know audi owns the name lamborghini.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would rather own the coupe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks absolutely beautiful
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look at this R8. I didn't like it in a coupe and I think its just as ugly if not worse in a convertible. It just doesn't look right.
      dal
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even if given this car I would promply trade it for a good old Ford pickup, cars are useless!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh damn! we get a sneak peak at a car with its roof chopped off.. I would have never imagined what it could look like without its roof.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i will laugh my hiney off if audi pulls that dealership's allocation of R8 spyders because of this.... (likely won't, but would be a good lesson for the dealership)
        rammy
        • 5 Years Ago
        Never happen they would loose wayyyy to much mooooolaaa!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm sorry dealer. You're grounded from R8 Spyders for a year. Now go sit and watch everyone else have fun selling them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      UGLY! Reminds me of some Brit womans UGLY face!
      A product of some designers wet dream!
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