Since 2015 I have been selective in the cars I review. I have made it very obvious that the car I review has to reflect who I am as a character. When it comes to super cars, the car has to reflect my lifestyle, in where the car has to be an instrument of my inner personality. It has to have an unpredictable edge to it, in where there are no boundaries let alone limitations to reflect my overall mood. So picking up the keys to the Audi R8 Spyder could only be described by looking at the imagine below.

I had the chance to drive this baby once again after my first encounter on the windy roads of the Costa Brava. The Audi R8 Spyder is a mid engine two seater sports car. When I drive cars, it has to be a vehicle, that turns heads. The Audi R8 Spyder through the few days I drove it did that and more as each day passed. The sound of the roaring V10 engine matches my already eccentric personality. The louder the car engine, the more fun it is for me. Along side this the performance of the car on everyday roads was brilliant, and best of all it was easy to drive and park.

Wearing comfortable attire is essential.

Putting hand luggage in to the boot.

Photography Credit Maria Scard

The Design Appearance

From an exterior design point of view, the cars I choose have to stand out, look different and have a strong element of unique craftsmanship. It has to have a highly resilient surface with a variety of colours, metal and glass. When it comes to the exterior design, the key factor, has to be a bold statement, in where the car is adding a futuristic element to the overall vehicle. The Audi R8 ticks all those boxes and when I was driving all around the UK,  the public certainly loved its appearance too.

The sports car has to captivate my imagination, flooding me with endless, clever technologies. At the same time I grew up with classic inspired cars that were clunky and chunky in interior design. The oversized knobs were fun to use in the Audi R8. The handsome interior features a 12.3-inch configurable display in lieu of traditional gauges and allowed me to change the way they looked.

The not so comfortable experiences were equally as fun and an exciting as the car technology itself. The seating, the textiles let alone the space of the car driving added to the imperfections of the overall driving experiences. This car is not ideal for long drives, so I recommend taking a back break every hour and stretch out and admire what I was actually driving.

As electric cars are becoming more and more a driving force, I cling onto more sports cars that are so opposite to what the future of car technology is going to be all about. It’s a strange love hate relationship for me, of letting go of the old technology of driving and embracing the future. The Audi R8 Spyder really took me back in time in where driving the car was the whole idea of unique driving experiences and lots of extreme fun.

It is for the above reasons the Audi R8 for me is what I define as the peoples sports car.  In the few days I drove it, it was a vehicle that was loved by all. Young, old let alone children, the Audi R8 Spyder was a crowd stopper.

As I roared the engine, keeping it on dynamic mode at all times, this sexy looking beast of a car captivated Britain’s imagination. From the edgy streets of Brighton, to the sleepy roads of Worthing or the quintessential windy roads of the beautiful countryside of The Cotswolds. The Audi R8 Spyder never belonged  in these locations at all, because it was so loud and annoyingly loved by all walks of life. Its design never fitted into the today’s lifestyle and for me it was never meant too and that’s a key success to owning such a car like this.

The following images were taken by me during my journey. It was a brilliant car to photograph.

Brighton

Crowd Puller

As I raced around those corners of Arundel or standing still on the M25 I noticed that people were just either staring, waving or flashing their lights as I flew passed them. At first I thought there was something wrong with the car and I pulled over to check why everyone kept staring at me. But it was only when team MenStyleFashion joined me and I was outside the car. I suddenly realised that this sports car is brute in design and is created in the style of a one of a kind.

Wedding Car Trends

My petrol head friend was getting married and it only seemed right I turned up in the Audi R8 Spyder. What I wasn’t expecting was a mass entourage of sports cars pulling into the spotlight too. However, the Audi R8 really stood out from the rest, both in design and noise force.

The Audi R8 was a perfect way to wake up a sleepy Oxford village, let alone the groom to be, whilst sleeping in his 17th Century Manor.

I am normally one that hides away inside when it is pouring down with rain or freezing cold. But with the Audi R8 Spyder, it had to be done no matter what the weather was. It was a wet, cold weekend and I have to say thank god for the heated seats and the Bang and Olufsen speakers. Because I was very determined to drive with the soft roof down at all times when not raining. For me the Audi R8 Spyder is where the exterior of the car looked at its finest, when the soft top was down. The public all agreed with this too.

17th Century Manor On The Green Oxford

Driving And Handling

On most occasions it takes me awhile to familiarise myself with sports cars. But with the Audi R8 I was like duck to water. From the moment I stepped in, which is a challenge I have to say. I drove off with an instant confidence I never knew I had when it came to driving. The simplicity of the car options and its functions made it easy for me to get in and drive.

My favourite part of the driving experience was the acceleration. I found in the UK the roads were always busy so coming on to M25 or M40 on most occasions I had to come to a complete stop and wait to get onto the highway. With such a brutal engine, producing 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, the take off force was just fantastic and I had such a confidence in this V10.

Starting from zero and brutally going for it down the M25. was like being Thelma and Louise. I have to say it brutally costs me a lot on fuel too, but hey this car is not about saving cash let alone fuel costs.

Worthing

Cotswolds

 

Conclusion

This car was all about turning heads, drawing attention and being loud on many design and engineering levels. Having people shouting out at me and both men and women waving, is why the Audi R8 is a personality car. A people sports car for the taking that no matter where you are, or how old you are it’s there to have. I made sure I looked into the revision mirror at all times, as you can see driving through the Cotswolds can be brutally spectacular.

Cotswolds

Cotswolds