Audi struck gold in its Super Bowl commercial showing a retired astronaut become mentally restore after being allowed to hop behind the wheel of the new 2017 Audi R8, billed as the fastest and most powerful Audi production model ever.

Audi 2015 R8 Spyder

The moving commercial shows a saddened retired astronaut surrounded by memorabilia of his days in the space program. You can feel the longing for the days when the retired man was a star. Fortunately the astronaut’s son shows up with a solution to snap his dad out of the funk he was in. He tossed his dad the keys to the new R8. The astronaut slides behind the wheel of the model with the V-10 engine and begins to see his memories of getting into a rocket for a trip to space. As he pilots the “rocket on wheels” under the stars, the astronaut finds a new joy.

That feeling of joy of sliding behind the wheel of an Audi R8 can be yours too. Although the 2017 R8 is not yet available, come visit Audi of Nashua and take a look at the sleek and powerful 2015 Audi R8 5.2 Spyder. The 2015 R8 includes a 5.2-liter V10 engine that generates 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. The car is so powerful it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds. Power is sent to the wheels via an automatic six-speed transmission. The R8 Spyder is fast and sleek, a model that is sure to turn the heads of anyone who happens to see it pass by on the highway. The 2015 Audi R8 5.2 Spyder gets an estimated 16 miles per gallon, 13 in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway, according to estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.