Audi R8 Spyder caught without camouflage

We all knew the Audi R8 Spyder was on its way, as it’s just a natural extension of the model’s lineup. We even recently saw a “roadmap” for future Audi products in the US and the R8 Spyder was one of them, set to debut next year. We even know what it’s going to look like — an Audi R8 without a roof.

This has been confirmed by the fact that the Audi R8 Spyder was caught testing in Namibia, for unknown reasons, and it didn’t have a shred of the typical camouflage test cars normally wear. Instead, it was completely free in the wild and we get a look at a couple of different cars. One blue R8 Spyder we see from the back, showing off the new vented engine cover, similar to the one on the previous car. The rear end on this new Audi R8 works very well with the convertible styling, as it looks very good from behind. We also see another red R8 Spyder from the front three-quarters, where we can get a better look at the Spyder’s new design. It’s a very sleek and sharp looks ‘vert and the second-gen R8’s styling lends itself well to open-top motoring. It looks very good.

We also just learned of a new turbocharged V6 Audi R8 variant coming in 2018, as an entry-level model, but we don’t know if that will be available in Spyder form at any time during its life cycle. The spy shots were taken by Cars of Namibia and are on their Instagram.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.