The Audi R8 Spyder Was Born to Blast Through the Alps

Audi built a car that's not afraid of heights

Making a break for the mountains in an Audi R8 Spyder should be on every petrolhead's bucket list. Period.

Also, 540 hp are a guarantee for fun in almost every environment, yet some of us prefer twisting roads instead of high-paced, technique-demanding circuits.

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So with passes like Stelvio and Gotthard out of reach and under winter claim, Henry Catchpole takes the less traveled path and charges ahead for the Hahntennjoch, which he describes as a combination of turns and corners that carry the feeling of a dozen other mountain passes.

Add the R8's naturally aspirated V10 and its goosebumping soundtrack, quattro all-wheel drive plus the breathtaking scenery, and you'll want to go through your display straight into the driver's seat.

Oh, and don't forget about the drop top. They say mountain air is good for you.

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