Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

If good crash protection is a priority then the Audi R8 GT Spyder’s safety systems should be more than up to the job. It hasn’t been crashed tested by Euro NCAP but expect it to receive top marks. It’s comes with a host of safety kit including ABS, all-wheel drive and electronic stability control that also has a sport mode and can be fully deactivated for those drivers who enjoy going sideways (preferably on a track).

The R8 has driver and passenger airbags, automatic pop-up roll-over protection, seat belt pre-tensioners, and head restraint support to reduce whiplash injuries.

Storage space in the R8 GT is fairly good… sort of. There is adequate room for both front seat passengers while there’s 100 litres of luggage space in the front load bay. That’s more than enough to swallow a couple of overnight bags. It’s not quite as good as the Porsche 911 that has 135 litres of load space in the front and 155 litres in the rear. Let’s face it, this Audi R8 GT is built for speed and driving enjoyment.

If you wanted a practical Audi then you’d choose an Audi A6 Avant.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi R8 GT Spyder (12-12).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
GT optional equipment
None available