The Audi R8 Spyder was meant to be officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15th, but it looks like some photos leaked out online a bit earlier than that. From the looks of things, the R8 Spyder will feature a foldable soft top. While this keeps weight down and cargo space up, I’m sure it looks terrible with the top up.
The R8 Spyder, as previously reported will probably only be offered with the 5.2-liter, 525 hp V10 engine seen in the R8 V10 coupe. Other visual changes include the unfortunate removal of the sideblades, and a different, silly-looking engine cover.
I really wish they wouldn’t make this thing.