The time has actually come for Mat to say farewell to his S8!

He's spent the last 6 months running it as his day-to-day driver, and he will take you through why he's so fond of this luxurious saloon.

Nevertheless, once he's done that, he'll be introducing his replacement automobile … A brand ! He's already had his hands on it for a couple of weeks, so he will take you on a tour of the essential features of this mid-engine installed supercar, along with a gone through his selected specification.

With it being an all-new automobile, Mat's been able to spec it precisely to his tastes. So as an outcome, he's followed the pattern as seen with his RS6, BMW M3 and S8, and he's opted for yet another green automobile! Not only that, but he's selected a brown folding roofing, brown seats, and gold alloys!

Sure, so the spec might not be to everyone's taste, but we doubt there'll be anyone who isn't impressed by the engine – a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 that can provide 620hp and 580Nm of torque! And of course, being the Spyder, there'll be more than enough chances for Mat to hear it completely force with the roofing down! That is, as long as we don't have a rain-filled British summertime …

Nevertheless, in spite of the marvelous engine, do you really think the R8 Spyder deserves the ₤ 170,000 starting price?! You'll have to stick to Mat and discover on your own!

See Mat spec his Porsche 911 GT3 RS:


66 responses to “This is my NEW DAILY DRIVER!”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Rate the spec of Mat’s new car out of 10 below!

    1. Deception1 Avatar


    2. That Cuh Avatar
      That Cuh


    3. vijay pandia Avatar
      vijay pandia

      Hi carwow

    4. Clayton Lester Avatar
      Clayton Lester


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      Nukey Streams


  2. Heisenberg Avatar

    4:10 Matt’s glasses give him +10 intelligence and +10 charisma stats

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      For me +7 for intelligence and +89 charisma.

    2. 24k Avatar

      -20 intelligence and -50 charisma more like.

  3. Bradbury Avatar

    Parking sensors and reversing camera should be mandatory on all new cars.

    1. James Pollington Avatar
      James Pollington

      they are

    2. That Cuh Avatar
      That Cuh

      @James Pollington not in Europe

    3. James Pollington Avatar
      James Pollington

      @That Cuh They became required from last year in Europe

    4. That Cuh Avatar
      That Cuh

      @James Pollington Well they did so in the US back in 2020, but except for the Backup Camera, nothing else has been standartized

    5. Dreckiger Kek Avatar
      Dreckiger Kek

      I don’t want it to be mandatory. You can not afford today cars. The more tech you have the worse is the price.

  4. David Law Avatar
    David Law

    That awkward moment when you realise the brown roof doesn’t match the interior

    1. davidthegolfer999 Avatar

      It’s complimentary, not matching

    2. S Avatar

      Is that roof even brown though? Rather looks like some sort of mauve rather than brown to me.

    3. Kronos Avatar

      ​@davidthegolfer999 Then that’s too many colors

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Kronos Kronos, this Audi RS Spider looked like it is as OP as the GT By Citroen.

  5. K22 MDL Avatar
    K22 MDL

    Had one of these the first month they were released. Main difference was mine had a 6-speed manual fitted. Still to this day the best noise I’ve every heard out of an engine. The gear box was sublime too. £175k ???? Mine was a V10 Spyder and listed at £106k in 2009. Car prices have gone mad. Still YouTube’s best Car presenter Matt, brilliant reviewer

    1. CG TV Avatar
      CG TV

      They really have gone insane! Put it this was a bottom spec base fiesta before options is £19K! Gone are the days of affordable family cars nevermind performance ones

    2. Hosky Avatar

      Tbf, £106k in 2009 is the equivalent of about £158k now. So realistically the price has gone up about £12k in a bit over a decade (and a bit more if you want horrendous paint)

    3. K22 MDL Avatar
      K22 MDL

      @Hosky If only salaries had kept up with the increases.

    4. CG TV Avatar
      CG TV

      @Hosky  it is, but when you look at the overall bigger picture your money doesnt have anywhere near the same buying power now as it did back then

    5. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @CG TV CG TV, this Audi RS Spider apparently looked OP. It also has 517bhp.

  6. The Undead Avatar
    The Undead

    Whenever Matt gets an Audi he makes sure its green

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Green equals to must buy.

    2. Fergus Young Avatar
      Fergus Young

      Not necessarily, RS4 was nardo

    3. TIFOSIBerlin Avatar

      When I see the green R8 with the brown roof, my eyes puke and the puke is the same color

    4. Thabo Kasongo Avatar
      Thabo Kasongo

      De ja Vu!

    5. Ren仁 Avatar

      It depends on what Green colour looks good on different Audi Models.
      For example, when Matt got the green Audi rs6 C8 with brown interior, looks nice. ❤

  7. Birmingham racing Avatar
    Birmingham racing

    I know there’s no such thing as a perfect life but this gets pretty close

    1. Josh Avatar

      Im so upset bc matt is 5″ 8, his camera man is 6″ 0, i am 6″ 3. I CANT FIT IN AN AUDI R8 CONVERTIBLE. 💀💀

    2. NomadJRG Avatar

      @Josh not sure where you got 5ft 8 from Matt is 5ft 10.5 (179cm). It is shocking though that anyone even remotely tall won’t fit comfortably in a £170k car!

    3. MysticSkills91 Avatar

      @NomadJRG hes 5ft 9 essentially he said in the video hes 179cm

    4. MysticSkills91 Avatar

      @NomadJRG 179cm is actually 5.87ft if you covert it which is why i said 5’9

    5. kalm monke Avatar
      kalm monke

      gr yaris inline 3 with exhuast kit , in lotus elise final edition type of caar, would be better

  8. EvilTurkey Avatar

    An S8 as a daily driver?? These YouTubers are gettin insane

    1. Dobr Avatar

      Whats the problem

    2. lumntoob9999 Avatar

      If you can genuinely afford it I don’t see a problem. In fact I don’t see any logical reason to purchase an S8 for anything but a daily.

    3. CandyMan Avatar

      I mean, if you can only have one car and your company pays for your car why not? People in field service can get £600pm car allowance.

    4. ChaseEverything Avatar

      He’s not your typical YouTuber. He’s been In professional car reviewing for at least 20 years 😂

    5. Deadly Dizzle Avatar
      Deadly Dizzle

      ​@ChaseEverything he’s been in the game a while but where did you get 20 years from?

  9. Jelly Lancelot Avatar
    Jelly Lancelot

    Thank you to the carwow audio team, the post processing has been far better on recent videos – things like removing the high pass filters. Engine sounds are far better!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      This Audi RS Spider imo accelerated as fast as Repco V8 Supercars Gen 2 cars.

  10. Hoàng Bình Kiên Avatar
    Hoàng Bình Kiên

    Nice choice, definitely. Btw in 1:29 11.7s isn’t actually the best time. The S8 has actually done 11.4s on some other drag races on Carwow before (such as S8 vs RS6 drag race). This car may be slightly different to the particular S8 on that drag race (because Mat’s S8 is actually the facelift version), but they are almost the same car technically, so 11.4s is actually the fastest.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The Saleen S7 done 11.43.

    2. Daniel H Avatar
      Daniel H

      @Purwanti Allan okay.. what does that have to do with anything?

  11. Preston P. Avatar
    Preston P.

    Watch it, Mat’s next daily is going to be a Lamborghini Aventador or something along the lines. So happy to see Mat getting recognition for being such a great journalist. Interesting spec Mat, but still really cool. V10 for all its glory.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Hopefully Aventador or the Saleen S7.

    2. Scythe Of Vyse Avatar
      Scythe Of Vyse

      It won’t be because he gets only new cars and Aventador is already out of production.

    3. Bogdan Avatar

      Tell me how come he is a great ‘journalist’?

    4. Who Cares Avatar
      Who Cares

      ​@Bogdan because he is different from the rest, has a great personality and can do awesome views, while being professional and funny at the same time.

  12. Dominik Henz Avatar
    Dominik Henz

    An absolute beautiful dream car Mat! Congrats! May the summer never ends ☀

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Agree. Matt seemingly love all those dream and exotic cars.

  13. LearningFast Avatar

    Congrats Matt. That is a very nice daily driver.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Agree. Coco Hayashi may wanna try those cars from Mat Watson soon.

    2. Milo Avatar

      Just not very practical, but let’s be honest who cares?

  14. hajnik 79 Avatar
    hajnik 79

    I love your car choices Matt!😜🇨🇦

  15. Gene Jost Avatar
    Gene Jost

    You are doing extremely well for yourself Matt! Kudos to you, I’m jealous.

  16. Tarek Z Avatar
    Tarek Z

    Love the Audi vehicles you have owned. So really nice models, particularly the RS6 Avant ❤.

    Surprised you traded the S8 for the R8, given how the S8 checks all the boxes, roomy, comfy, fast, handles very well for it’s size, excellent all weather car.

  17. Nicola Masciovecchio Avatar
    Nicola Masciovecchio

    Matt is a true passionate car guy. Good taste, as opposed to those “car guys” we see all over the internet just catching likes. Got goosebumps when he reminded us that it will be the last R8, at least he made sure that there will be one more going around in a beatiful spec

  18. 𝚆𝝣𝕊 𝙽𝐢𝕔𝚑𝜙𝚕  Avatar
    𝚆𝝣𝕊 𝙽𝐢𝕔𝚑𝜙𝚕 

    Little baby Grace is so adorable! Have fun with the new car! gonna be different having a small car like that after having the big ol’ sedan.

  19. Aria: Come Fast To Get Into My Body Avatar
    Aria: Come Fast To Get Into My Body

    Imagine owning a cabriolet in the UK 😂 really makes you appreciate the 2 days of no rain per year

  20. imran ahmed Avatar
    imran ahmed

    Go Matt, love watching your honest and genuine reviews 👏👏👏

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