Audi R8 Spyder review

Category: Sports car

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:petrol
Available colours:
Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD dashboard
Add to shortlist
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 front tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 rear tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front seats
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD rear cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD right hand panning
  • Audi R8 Spyder RHD dash detail
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 storage
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 front tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 rear tracking
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front seats
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD front cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD rear cornering shot
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD right hand panning
  • Audi R8 Spyder RHD dash detail
  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • Audi R8 Spyder 2019 storage
RRP from£124,540

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The R8 Spyder’s excellent driving position includes a steering wheel that adjusts for rake and reach, as well as seats that are electrically adjustable, including four-way lumbar and height adjustment. Performance models get figure-hugging bucket seats, but even the standard ones keep you firmly in place through fast corners.

It's easy to see out of, too. The low dashboard and deep windscreen give you a clear view of the road ahead and, while the rear window is small, the R8 Spyder comes with front and rear parking sensors to help out when manoeuvering in tight spots. You can option a rear-view camera. Bright LED headlights are also standard, which you can upgrade to Laser Lights that offer spectacularly powerful main beams for a clear view ahead at night.

Many of the R8 Spyder’s functions can be controlled from the steering wheel buttons. These include various driving modes, and, if fitted, the sports exhaust, as well as the screen set-ups for the 12.3in Virtual Cockpit display.

This sits behind the steering wheel where you’d normally expect to see analogue instruments, but shows digitised dials and doubles up as the infotainment screen. It’s as easy to use as it is in any regular Audi via the rotary controller and shortcut buttons behind the gearlever, with simple, intuitive menus to work through. For a small additional outlay, you can add a smartphone interface that mirrors your phone’s display on to the screen.

The rest of the buttons are equally well-positioned and simple to use, incorporated into a design that looks minimalist but modern. Everything feels beautifully constructed and finished with tactile materials including the soft nappa leather on the seats.

 

Audi R8 Spyder 2019 RHD dashboard
Audi R8 Spyder 2019 front tracking
Open Gallery11 Images

Also consider

Audi R8

2019 - present

The R8 does everything a proper supercar should - and then som...

Aston Martin Vantage

2018 - present

Aston Martin’s best sports car to date, even if a Porsche 911...

McLaren 540C

2016 - present

The magnificent McLaren 540C is surprisingly usable, shockingl...

Honda NSX

2016 - present

The Honda NSX has some impressive hybrid technology, but it is...