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Audi keeps churning out more exciting versions of its two-door supercar, the R8. It began with the R8 V8, went power hungry with the R8 5.2 FSI V10, topless with the R8 V10 Spyder and on a track-focused diet with the R8 GT. Soon, Audi will let loose with the next iteration; the Audi R8 GT Spyder, a lightweight droptop poised to bring a more aggressive open-air motoring to R8 fans.

The Audi R8 GT Spyder is powered by the same 5.2-liter V10 found in other non-V8 R8 coupes and convertibles. The mill produces 560 horsepower and sends marching orders directly to both the car's four tires and your ears, seeing as it's mounted right behind them. Audi is going to build 333 of them, so get your cash in line now. The R8 GT coupe costs $196,800 so bring at least $200,000 for the convertible, just to be safe.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't get these track focused convertibles. Most clubs and driving schools don't let convertibles on track unless they have an aftermarket rollcage installed. If this is really a track focused car, the factory should include a rollbar. Then you get started on why you're buying a convertible as a track car... (I know about the Miata)
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed. I was hoping Audi would get serious about the R8 and build something that could compete with the GT2 RS or at least the GT3 RS in terms of being a raw stripped out sports car. This just makes no sense.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      That doesn't look right...
      cypherxx666xx
      • 3 Years Ago
      i am not a huge fan of the wing but at least it belongs to the orginal GT models and is not a stupid aftermarket product.
      Timotheus
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the post title. Wonderful, it hits on so many levels.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't like convertibles anyway, they always seem like they are missing something from the original model. Don't really care much for the price either, I had the money I would rather get the non convertible; it looks better and costs less. Really don't see any good reason to pay extra for a convertible, it's pathetic.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      since they've apparently shelved the smaller R4, I'd like to see a VERY stripped out R8, much lighter and perhaps with less flamboyant body panels. Give it a nice V6 and turbo diesel. Market it at about $80Gs to compete fully with the low-end 911s. That would be an accomplishment.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it loses a LOT of its personality by losing its top. The regular R8 is pretty sick but this convertible looks too much like a modded-out TT.
      cypherxx666xx
      • 3 Years Ago
      i have met a R8 V10 Spyder recently on the streets, i was following him a couple of miles on the highway. normally i am not a fan of topless cars but the R8 Spyder looked even lower and wider from the back, even more evil than the coupe. get rid of the wing and it is the best looking spyder out there.