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Nobody knows Audis like Mattias Ekström. The Swedish driver has been campaigning four-ringed racing machines in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series (DTM, Germany's touring car championship) for the past nine years, and has taken the title twice. Who better, then, to put the latest performance Audi through its paces?

Having come up through the touring car ladder, Ekström may know tin-tops, but open cockpits are a novelty for him. The Audi R8 Spyder, with its 5.2-liter V10 engine running at full bore, sounds – and looks – like a good place to start. Follow the jump to see Ekström and the R8 do the sideways thing through an underground parking lot, complete with dub-tastic dialogue. Thanks for the tip, Braun!



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      • 5 Years Ago
      You need buy the v10 and THEN send it to Underground Racing or Heffner for their twin turbos before I'm impressed. For the record, I want a TT v10 R8.

      But, too many Corvettes with forced induction and minor mods on the road now that will span the portly stock R8.
        • 5 Years Ago
        wow.... it takes a lot to impress you huh?

        I think the new spyder is great....
        besides there's not many places that a boosted
        vette is gonna challenge this. Heck.... it's hard for
        the ZR1 to make it's argument over a Z06 as a daily driver.

        there is always ALWAYS something out there faster
        or more desirable..... I think Audi should get credit
        for bringing the droptop that many thought might never happen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So Blackie,
        tell us.
        What cars have your actaually DRIVEN, let alone OWNED, that outperform the base LS3 Corvette?
        (no, the cars you drive on PS3 in your mom's living room don't count)

        We won't talk looks, because I'll taken Meagan Fox and I'm sure you'd take something like.... Venus Williams.
        I won't discuss your demographics, because you couldn't handle the conversation.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A stock BASE Corvette is not something I'd want to look at for any extended period of time.

        A stock BASE Corvette is only impressive to the 45 - 70 yr old balding demographic.

        A stock BASE Corvette is about the most uninspiring vehicle you can buy as a roadcar.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whoa! I haven't seen an all out brown car since my dad's old Audi 5000 way back in the day..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow that first video sucked and the second one with the dubbed over wording did the impossible which was make the first video look good. I didn't even make it to the end before I had to turn it off. By the way I do like the Audi R8 V10 its just that a highschool kid could do a better job filming that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Nobody knows Audis like Mattias Ekström." Except Tom Kristensen, Alan McNish, Dindo Capello, and Timo Scheider to name a few. Awesome car, awesomely boring videos. The translator's vocal tone reminded me of something done for 6 year old kids. Really Audi, who shows off their exotic halo car in a barren parking garage?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can I please have 50 seconds of my life back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        zamafir: that's not a better video, that's a poor review of the awesome car that is the R8 V10 wasting another five minutes of my life showing me how the roof goes up and down ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        But.... But..... But...

        ..... fire came out the exhaust.......
        • 5 Years Ago
        Were they trying to be funny with the dubbing? Because it was uncomfortably unfunny.

        Germans know how to be boring.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Worst. Camera. Work. Ever.
        • 5 Years Ago
        no... but you can have this much better video of an r8 spyder

      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice videos. I like the color but they should've used a lighter shade to show off the curves of the car. Maybe white.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Crap video. Now I have to buy an underground garage to enjoy this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you're not at full opposite lock, you're not hanging it out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah....in that garage there is not enough room for that...
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