Regula Tuning's R8 V10 Spyder Is All Show and No Go
We are sorry, but has the world ran out of wheels? This is the third time in the last five days that we encounter the flamboyant Oxigin-Oxrock 8,5 x 20s along with the accompanying spinning covers. At the very least, this time they don't seem to ruin the overall vista of the car in question. No, everything else does.
What you see here is the newest (post-facelift) Audi R8 V10 Spyder that's been tricked out by Regula Tuning. This is not their first time when they've butchered an R8. Don't get us wrong, it doesn't look that bad. Over the top and vulgar with those scarlet red accents for sure, but still kind of cool-looking. The biggest problem we have with it, however, is the pretence that it is something that it is clearly not. Besides the carbon-fiber bodykit (consisting of a front and rear apron and side skirts) and the wheels, there don't seem to be any other features that differentiate it from the stock R8. You still get the same 525 hp Lambo-sourced V10 and the standard suspension setup.
Nobody's trying to dispute the Audi's original performance here, but one has to be able to walk the talk, right? If you look like a Nürbergring thoroughbred on track days, you need to be able to leave your opponents trailing behind, not just intimidate them with a virtually non-existent ground clearance and paper-thin tires. Out on the streets, on the other hand, you'll need to do countless recalculations of your route on the satnav since you obviously won't be able to clear the speed hump that's spanning before you.
Amazingly, though, the most striking thing about the Regula R8 is the price – $9,400. Worth it?
Source: Regula Tuning