What’s your dream car for a summer road trip? Mine would be a fast, sexy roadster, preferably a convertible, preferably a two-seater, probably in red, with enough trunk space for a weekend bag for each of us. The 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 tops the list, according to the August issue of the Robb Report.
This is a high-revving 5.2 liter V-10, with enough torque and power to launch you zero to 60 mph in four seconds. Of course, since it is an Audi, it is packed with the Bavarian auto-maker’s signature Quattro all-wheel drive. And it costs in the neighborhood of $160,000 for the manual and $170,000 for the R Tronic clutchless sport transmission. One neat feature — there’s a microphone imbedded into the driver side seatbelt, for hands-free Bluetooth telephone conversation over the roar of the engine, even with the top down. And with 10 cylinders, this puppy knows how to bark. Top track speed is 195 mph.
Read more about the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder V10 that’s not in the Robb Report article on the top ten cars of summer —