F430 Scuderia Spider & Audi R8 5.2: Some of the Nicest Metal from the 2009 Canadian International Auto Show


Whenever you go to an auto show, a fun game to play is figuring out which vehicle, of the hundreds on display, that you would take home if you could. While visiting the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, we narrowed down our choices to two stunning vehicles.

Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M


You have to love the Scuderia and we have never seen a screaming yellow Scuderia Spider, so this vehicle immediately caught our attention. With 510hp and the fastest shift times of any street-legal car in the world, the Scuderia Spider 16M is a top pick. What we don’t like, however, is that the car really is a sell-out. Sure it’s significantly lighter then a regular F430 Spider, but it’s also significantly heavier than an F430 Scuderia coupe.

Audi R8 5.2 V10


No one on staff here at AutoGuide has driven the new V10-powered R8, but as we love the standard 420hp model, we figure the addition of 105hp can only make it that much better. We’ve also never seen it in the stunning blue color. Sure it isn’t about to have the driving dynamics of the Scuderia Spider but it would also make for a better car for regular use. Besides, even if the Scuderia Spider was faster on a track, we’d just feel like poseurs for not driving the coupe.

Our Choice: The Audi R8 5.2

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