Audi R8 V10 vs Ferrari F430 Scuderia
Car and Driver comparison test: Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI vs Ferrari F430 Scuderia. Audi vs. Italy: A German supercar with an Italian heart travels to Italy to claim its birthright. 2010 Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro vs. 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Audi R8 V10 Spyder in White @ Königsallee, Düsseldorf [AutoGespot - CarSpotting]
Audi R8 V10 Spyder in White @ Königsallee, Düsseldorf (Top up and down!) [AutoGespot - CarSpotting]
While everybody and their brother likes the R8, there is a small, but vocal minority that's always thought coupe looked a little funny. Not "fugly" mind you, just a tad... off. We've heard the term "porpoise skull" bandied about. Well, that group of naysayers can now put a sock in it, as the R8 Spyder is simply gorgeous. Gone are the carbon fiber side blades, in are sensible but somehow better looking slab sides. Regardless, it's simply hot.
This particular example comes with Audi's 525 hp Lambo-sourced 5.2-liter V10 so we're putting it on our "DO WANT!" list. one of the few knocks on the hardtop R8 is that you just can't quite hear enough of the engine. We imagine hacking the roof off solves that particular problem. Also, the folding soft top operation is slick, and looks like it takes less than the 19 seconds Audi's advertising. Downside? The Spyder weighs 476 pounds more than the Coupe. But seriously, when a car looks this good, would you care? If you do, please remember that the R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 hits 60 mph in four seconds. Glad you don't care either
New Audi R8 V10 Plus review (sort of...)
I'm on the international launch of the new Audi R8 V10 Plus. And these are my initial thoughts on the car. Apologies for the camera work, presenting style and editing. This is just an impromptu but very timely little video. Hope you like it all the same...