Make no mistake, right now this is one of the world's greatest performance cars. Far from diluting the experience, removing the roof has created one of the most desirable supercars, and the Spyder feels every inch as good to drive as the R8 coupe.
Open-top R8 brings added noise with roof open, still retains practical supercar quality. Weighing 25kg less than its predecessor.
J.D. Power gives the R8 a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 4 out of five.