This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Audi R8 Spyder review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The R8 hasn’t been crash-tested by EuroNCAP but there are plenty of safety devices and crash protection on board so Audi R8 Spyder safety should be taken care of.

It also has ABS, all-wheel drive and electronic stability control with sport mode. There’s also the option to fully-deactivate it, for those drivers who enjoy taking advantage of the car’s dynamic abilities.

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

Let’s face it, this is not a car to be bought for trips to DIY stores or gardening centres – no matter how usable it is for day to day life – so R8 Spyder practicality isn’t anything to write home about.

There’s a boot under the bonnet that will swallow a couple of overnight bags, or a weekly shop for a couple. Small lockable storage areas between the seats and small storage door bins complete the car’s oddiment carrying capacity.

Perfect for planning a romantic weekend break, but not so hot for a week-long touring holiday.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi R8 Spyder (10-14).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav