TEST DRIVE: Audi R8 Spyder

Simon Pluckrose takes the Audi R8 Spyder for a spin

I was lucky enough to have Audi’s R8 Spyder for a whole weekend. So, my wife and I decided to head off to the East Coast to escape the city – and give the car a thorough test.

Two things, though, became clear soon after I picked it up. First, we were going to have to pack light as luggage space had clearly not been a design priority.

The second was that the drive across country was going to be fun, an awful lot of fun.

The R8 Spyder is a genuine, 525 bhp, 313kph, full-blooded supercar – and it

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