Project Cars - Audi R8 Spyder Sports Exhaust
Audi R8 Spyder - a convertible that's almost as good as the coupe. At Prestige Performance Centre we offer load and or aggressive sports exhaust for the latest Audi R8 Spyder. Available in high grade stainless steel.
Seldom, if ever, have I driven a car whose roof removal has resulted in such a small perceived loss of body rigidity.
It helps of course that the R8 is a two-seater with high sides and a small roof aperture. A four-seat coupe with no roof has no chance of retaining 80 per cent of its body stiffness like the R8 Spyder does. Lord only knows what Porsche's mooted four-door Panamera cabriolet would be like.
Unusually, with the R8 Spyder you gain a few things over the coupe, too. That hood mechanism is truly world class. When fabric hoods are this good it fully justifies Audi's position to stay clear of folding metal roofs. And given some murmurs from industry insiders about the longevity of CC systems, I wouldn't be surprised if other manufacturers ditch them in the longer term too.