There’s always a lot of talk about “everyday supercars” — mid-engine, high-performance machines that can be driven daily. These are big-horsepower 200-mph exotics that can get you to work reliably and comfortably. They were once a myth, a fantasy, but over the last 30 years, they’ve become a reality. The 2020 Audi R8 Spyder is one of the best.
Originally introduced in 2008, the Audi R8 is now deep in its second generation and remains the German luxury brand’s only mid-engine machine. The two-seater has always been offered as a coupe or as a convertible called the Spyder, like our test car, and it was one of the first supercars to offer all-wheel drive. This year, the 2020 Audi R8 Spyder has received significant improvements to its exterior styling and performance. It’s not only more powerful than before, but Audi has also improved its handling. Rivals include the Ferrari F8 Spider, Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder, BMW i8 hybrid roadster, several droptop McLarens, and the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible.