Audi has created arguably the most perfect R8 of them of all with the introduction of the R8 GT Spyder.
It combines the hardcore specification of the GT, lots of carbonfibre, more power and tauter suspension, and then slots it into the glorious drop-top bodyshell of the Spyder - so it’s like a supermodel with a PhD in astrophysics that makes a mean roast potato and raises money for charity at the same time...
The cabin is the typical high-quality affair that works well and is easy to understand It feels even faster than the figures suggest, with every gearchange snapping through thanks to the very fast R tronic gearbox. You’ll not find a faster or more sensorial supercar for less than twice the price.
And while you might expect a car with this much power and performance to be thoroughly intimidating, the balance that the Quattro four-wheel-drive system provides means the complete opposite is true. This is a sadly rare machine - just 43 will be coming to the UK - and every one is a stunner!