The convertible top does not subtract at all from the coupe's originally stellar looks; if anything it improves them a bit. The canvas also helps to keep overall weight down and the center of gravity low.
The Audi R8 Spyder has an awesome exhaust note, made even clearer with the top down.
The top can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 30mph, and it only takes around 19 seconds each way. Wind is an issue with the top down, but not nearly as much as many other convertibles.
The interior leather is thermal resistant, so even in direct sunlight it will avoid extreme temperatures.
A broad range of interior and exterior colors makes equipping the Audi R8 Spyder a very personal process. Each one is built to order.
A manual transmission option will attract enthusiasts and make the driver feel more connected with the car.
The R tronic automatic transmission does not shift as smoothly as one would expect in a $200,000 car.
Making a convertible R8 has, lessened the performance, which makes the Spyder a somewhat awkward compromise between leisure and performance. It focuses more on the driving experience than it does on straight-up performance.
The Audi R8 Spyder is not a purebred convertible, rather a super car with the roof cut off. Thus, it suffers from in the categories in which the old R8 does as well.
Forget about taking the R8 Spyder anywhere for a long trip. Cargo space is at a premium.