Audi’s wicked R8 Spyder does the samba in this alluring new video from the famed Teutonic marque.

The model may have made its debut as Robert Downey Jr.’s ride in Ironman II, but Audi notes this is its most fascinating journey so far.

Wild landscapes, remote villages, crashing surf, rain forests in the fog – something to keep in mind for your next road trip at the wheel of a $163,000 German juggernaut.