Even though you won’t be able to enjoy the Ferrari F-450 Spider for at least another 24 months, Audi’s drop top super car may just have to hold you over until then. The Audi R8 Spyder has been spotted in the final stages of testing, and spy photographers were at the right place at the right time to catch it before the vehicle makes its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, ahead of even the hardtop Ferrari.

Like the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, the Audi R8 Spyder will feature a fancy electrically operated folding soft-top convertible roof. The German automaker has chosen to leave out the R8’s signature side blades made from carbon fiber, further distinguishing it from the coupe. However the Audi design team didn’t forget to add a powerfully sculpted side scoop to feed enough fresh air into the mid-mounted engine bay.

Fans of the fabulous 4.2 Liter FSI V8 that makes 100 horsepower per liter will be able to enjoy the sound of that motor behind them with the wind in their face by September, but if you really want to go Ferrari hunting, V10 powered Spyder will debut just six months later.

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Source: Autoexpress

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