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The Audi R8 Spyder is a drop-top supercar that'll make the neighbours envious

A glamorous convertible with 540hp under the hood.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

A car that not only looks like a supercar but performs like one too. A car with serious kerb appeal guaranteed to turn heads where ever it goes and, as it is the summer, a car that can drop its top in a matter of seconds in order to make the most of the sunshine. I’d buy an Audi R8 Spyder.

Why an Audi R8 Spyder?

Firstly, it’s a seriously striking looking car. Each R8 is almost exclusively built by hand. From the welding of the body shell to the completion of assembly, Audi’s small and highly-qualified teams give the R8 its unique shape.

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Under the hood, the car’s mid-mounted 5.2-litre petrol engine sounds spectacular and can go from 0-100km/h in a blistering 3.6 seconds.. Want to enjoy that roar even more? Drop the hood in 20 seconds whilst cruising along at speeds of up to 50km/h.

What’s special about this particular one?

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The R8 Spyder looks resplendent with those 20-inch ten-spoke gloss black alloys and red brake calipers. The cabin is finished in soft black Nappa leather and features eye-catching steel pedals.

Motor obsessives will love the slick seven-speed automatic transmission, which drives power to all four wheels, and a sports exhaust means you can turn up the volume on that V10 engine to annoy the neighbours even more.

What does it look like in action?

Listen to that engine and see the roof do its thing in this promo video filmed on the roads of Spain.

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Who else drives one?

A car this epic is of course going to end up in Jay Leno’s famed garage. Aside from Jay though, Anne Hathaway and Kendall Jenner both own R8 Spyders. Tom Hardy drove a matte black one in Dark Knight Rises, while Tony Stark had a slick white model in Iron Man 2.

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It costs €278,279. What else could you get for the money?

Got your heart set on a fast convertible? This 2013 Ferrari California 30 Edition could be yours for €219,950.

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Alternatively, if you need something a little cheaper, this stunning Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio could be yours for just €199,900.

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More: The Jaguar F-Pace is a handsome and powerful SUV that’s a dream to drive>

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