Since its unveiling in 2005, the Audi R8 has been well known throughout the world of supercars. Fitted with a V10 engine, the R8 has been competitive with other supercars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and a wide array of V-powered cars.
The R8, which was based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car, had been turning heads of both petrol heads and non-car guys alike whenever seen on streets. Its massive V10 engine makes a distinct noise that pronounces itself even before being seen.
The R8 is powered by a 5.2 liter FSI dual injection V10, has a dyno score of 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque straight from the factory. Interior features come with Automatic Climate Control, shift paddles, tilt and telescopic steering column, heated seats and a lot more that is driver and safety focused.
As successful and attractive as it is, Audi ups the notch as it gives a drop top version of the R8. The roof just takes 20 seconds to retract and is quick enough to pull back in case it suddenly drizzles, or if the heat of the sun is just too much.
The rear windows also act as a wind deflector when the roof is down. The seats are heated to keep both the driver and the passenger comfortable while cruising with the roof down.
Although having a convertible version is inevitable, this feature is a huge advantage for the Audi R8 as there are only a few manufacturers that offer a drop top version with their supercars. Drivers now have the option to go fast on a track with the roof up or just a casual drive on back roads while listening to the powerful V10 engine roar.