As expected, the Audi R8 5.2 V10 Spyder just couldn't make it to the Frankfurt Motor Show without dropping its embargo top — again. Here's the first slew of low-res photos with more expected to come shortly. Gallery below.

As we've told you before, the Audi R8 Spyder will receive only the 5.2-liter V10 under its newly vented rear deck. Gone are the trademark sideblades on the coupe, creating, what we feel, is a much cleaner execution. Performance figures for the Teutonic ragtop are expected to be similar to the R8 coupe with a top speed landing slightly lower on the chart. We'll have more details as soon as we get them. [via Carscoop]

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