The Audi R8 is an effective entry into supercar possession


Everyone knows the Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Gallardo shared numerous objects in widespread, particularly when the Audi R8 additionally received the V10 engine as an choice subsequent to the ‘customary’ V8 powerplant, and when Lamborghini launched the Huracán in 2014, it solely took a yr extra for Audi to provide you with an improved R8 in 2015, and whereas many think about each automobiles to be the identical, nothing might be farther from the reality, a V10 Lamborghini and a V10 Audi R8 are nonetheless completely totally different automobiles, and never solely as a result of a comparable age and miles Huracán is often about $50,000 costlier when in comparison with an Audi R8 V10, but additionally all the expertise is setting them aside even additional.

2008 Audi R8 – Picture courtesy of BringATrailer

And that have already begins while you pull up in an Audi R8 someplace, positive it’ll draw some consideration, relying on which a part of the world you’re driving in your Audi supercar, however while you pull up in a Gallardo or a Huracán, you’ll get much more consideration proper from the beginning … now all of it is dependent upon what you’re on the lookout for, some individuals like to be the focal point, different like to remain a bit extra beneath the radar, in case you don’t crave consideration each second your out in your supercar, the Audi R8 is a superb choice for you.

2008 Audi R8 – Picture courtesy of BringATrailer

However there’s extra, contained in the Audi R8 you’ll have much more area, and when you go for the common seats, you’ll be much more comfy too, the suspension isn’t as harsh as you’ll discover on the Huracán, and neither are the seats, even the usual Lamborghini seats and suspension may ship you to your again specialist after a number of hours of driving, now that’s all relative naturally, I do know a number of Huracán house owners that like to drive their automotive for hours and get out of it as contemporary as a daisy, however different actually rave about how comfy compared the Audi R8 is, and don’t even take into consideration the early carbon fiber light-weight sport seats within the Lamborghini V10 fashions, they’re laborious, actually laborious, some house owners even have a small pillow with them on an extended journey inside a ‘sports activities’ model of their Lamborghini.

2010 Audi R8 – Picture courtesy of BringATrailer

So stepping into actual supercar possession on a quite tight finances may need you taking a look at an Audi R8, ideally an earlier era V8 mannequin, just like the 2008 Audi R8 Coupe that’s at present being listed on BringATrailer, with a number of days left on the public sale, the bidding is simply as much as about $35,000 on the time of writing, now I’m positive that can rise earlier than the hammer comes down, nevertheless it received’t attain the standard costs for a Lamborghini Gallardo from 2008, and I’ve spoken to house owners which have pushed each the V8 and the later V10 model of the Audi R8, and a few even desire the sound of the V8 engine in comparison with the extra ‘whining’ sound the V10 makes, however once more, that may be a private choice.

2010 Audi R8 V10 – Picture courtesy of BringATrailer

However simply in case you like a newer mannequin yr Audi R8, and a V10, you possibly can go for the 2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe additionally listed on BringATrailer proper now, however this one being a six-speed guide is already as much as $110,000 now, with six extra days to go, whereas one other 2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe ends in 2 days with a excessive bid of simply $70,000 on the time of writing, however these are all pre-2015 fashions, so if we check out the listings which were offered already, you’ll discover a critical worth hike for the later mannequin V10 model, you’ll shortly be across the $150,000 and extra mark, whereas pre-2015 V10 Audi R8 are typically under $100,000, whereas the V8 fashions, particularly these with an computerized gearbox are solely about $70,000, even for a Spyder mannequin when you’re into convertibles.

2011 Audi R8 Spyder – Picture courtesy of BringATrailer

So when you’re trying to have a very nice, quite dependable, trendy supercar that received’t bankrupt you from day one, you may wish to look into buying an Audi R8, presumably the sooner V8 fashions, and in case you have a barely bigger finances you possibly can go for a 2015 Audi R8 V10, you’ll pay extra, however you’ll find yourself with extra automotive too, whichever you go for, the Audi R8 is an incredible worth for cash in the case of seems to be, energy, and efficiency mixed with relative consolation and reliability, however make no mistake, that is nonetheless a supercar, so if upkeep hasn’t been performed accurately, the restore payments can rise considerably, simply be certain that to do a PPI, a Pre Buy Inspection on any supercar you have an interest in.

2008 Audi R8 – Picture courtesy of BringATrailer


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