For $175,000, the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder Puts You in the Cockpit


The 2018 Audi R8 Spyder is the first car I’ve driven that has caused a passerby to face-plant onto a concrete sidewalk.

He was so distracted, craning his neck to look at the canary-yellow supercar, that he fell face-first into the pavement. The sequence was so bad, so complete, it looked like a scene from a movie.

It felt appropriate, not just because it is such an eye-catching car. Recently Audi itself has had a bit of a face-plant. Last week German authorities announced they had uncovered more Audi vehicles equipped with systems rigged to cheat emissions tests. It’s the first time prosecutors have investigated Audi cars sold specifically in Europe as part of parent-company Volkswagen AG’s “dieselgate” scandal.  …Bloomberge


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