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Audi R8: Buying guide and review (2007-2015)

Audi R8: Buying guide and review (2007-2015) Classic and Performance Car
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The Audi R8 arrived on the motoring scene in 2007, and redefined the affordable supercar category. The usual Audi sports car recipe of front-mounted turbocharged engine and four-wheel drive was effective, but had not troubled the opposition much in terms of driving dynamics. Moments of genius such as the original Quattro and the B7 RS4 were few and far between, however with the introduction of the R8 that all changed. Here was a junior supercar which could not only match the class leaders but also beat them at their own game. 

Initially available with a dry sump version of the RS4’s 414bhp V8, the rear biased four-wheel drive system and mid-engined layout gave the Audi’s new player the handling and pace to back up its stunning looks. Audi gave the opposition a bit of time to regroup before releasing the 518bhp 5.2-litre V10, which took the fight to Ferrari and turbocharged Porsches. Being part of the VW group means that the R8 shares components with its more flamboyant Lamborghini Gallardo cousin, especially in V10 guise, as well as some of the best bits from the Audi performance parts bin.

The first generation R8 has done wonders for the Audi brand, a well-balanced chassis and a pair of great engines have allowed it to shake up the junior super car establishment. The R8’s mix of performance and affordability is still as relevant today as it was at its launch.
 
Which one to buy?
 
Available as a manual V8 at launch the R8 offerings swelled out to include a Lamborghini derived V10, a convertible and numerous limited edition models.

Most UK models were available with a manual gearbox as standard, and a six-speed R Tronic gearbox as an option. This R Tronic was criticised by some for its low speed jerkiness but came into its own when pressing on, but the 2012 face-lift saw the introduction of an improved seven-speed R-tronic gearbox, as well as some external and internal changes intended to freshen up the design. 

A number of limited edition models were sold such as the R8 GT which was a lighter more focussed R8 V10, as well as the R8 V10 Plus and LMX. These all featured ever increasing power outputs making sure to keep just a few horsepower below their Lamborghini stable mates. These are the ones to have if owning the ultimate first generation R8 is your aim.

Most people will automatically assume the V10 is the one to have, but the V8 is plenty fast enough accompanied by a satisfyingly deep exhaust note and while the V10 is appreciably faster in a straight line you would need a long empty stretch of road close to home to make the most of the extra power on a regular basis.

Optional ceramic brakes are worth having if you plan to do regular track days, otherwise the standard disc and brake setup is more than up to the job. The other option that is a must both on and off the track are the magnetic ride shock absorbers which improve ride comfort while keeping the car planted in the twisties.

Performance and specs

2008 Audi R8 V8 Coupe
Engine 4163cc, 32valve DOHC V8 
Power 414bhp @ 7800rpm 
Torque 317lb ft @ 4500-6000rpm
Top speed 187mph
0-62mph 4.6 seconds 
Fuel consumption 19.3 mpg 
Gearbox Six-speed manual/six- or seven-speed semi–automatic 
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2650mm
Length 4431mm
Width 1904mm
Height 1252mm
Weight 1560kg
 
Common problems

Parts are still widely available and while servicing charges are not the same as they would be for your A4 they are on the lower end of the scale in supercar terms. Reliability has been very good on the R8 and there are precious few issues to be concerned about.

• A recall was carried out on cars built between April 2009 and August 2011 for a fuel pipe that was located too close to a heat shield. Check that your car has had this checked out if it was built during this time frame.

• Servicing can be either time or mileage based, except on the GT models which have fixed service intervals. Avoid cars with patchy service histories as despite their inherent reliability, missed services can cause problems.

• Some owners have noted that second gear on manual cars can suffer from crunching synchros if the gearboxes have been abused. 

• V10 models tend to have higher running costs especially if the carbon ceramic brakes need replacing, not to mention the fuel consumption increase over the V8 cars.
 
Model history

2007: Audi R8 coupe launched. Initially available in coupe body style and 414bhp V8
2009: R8 V10 released. 5.2 litre V10 produces 525bhp. LED headlights, larger brakes and updated body styling differentiate the models
2010: R8 V10 Spyder introduced with same mechanicals as V10 coupe and soft top electronically folding roof. R8 GT launched featuring an uprated 552bhp V10 engine with a 100kg reduction in weight
2011: R8 V8 Spyder introduced with electronic soft top folding roof and a slightly uprated 428bhp V8. R8 GT Spyder launched with same mechanicals as R8 GT. R8 V8 limited edition for UK market introduced with 100 units built. Bespoke paint and trim options including R8 GT alloy wheels mark this model out
2012: Major facelift carried out on all R8 models with changes to LED headlights to all models, uprated 7 speed S Tronic gearbox and new bumpers and trim. R8 V10 plus model available in coupe body style featured uprated 542bhp V10 engine and model specific interior and exterior trim items.

Most UK face-lifted models were 2013 cars with orders being taken from mid 2012. Limited edition R8 LMX V10 introduced with only 99 units built. Power was up to 562bhp and featured a first-for-Audi laser head lighting technology. Limited edition versions of V10 models built for Chinese and US markets
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.r8talk.com
• www.audiownersclub.com/forums
• www.audiownersclub.co.uk
 
Summary and prices

There is a huge range of cars to choose from, the recent release of the new R8 may have something to do with that, but the older generation cars are still in demand and residual values are generally excellent.
 
You won’t see much change from £40,000, even for one of the earliest V8 models. Mileages can be high in supercar terms, but this should not dissuade you from a well looked after example. V10 models start at £60,000 and R8 GTs are still around the £100,000 mark.
Whether you settle for an early V8 or the last of the line V10 Spyder, the first gen R8 is a great supercar with the looks to match. Throw in the practical aspects of reliability and reasonable running costs, and you can have your supercar cake and eat it.
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 10th Dec 2015
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  • Audi R8

    £80,000 £80,000

    Variant name:SPYDER V10 QUATTRO ,Derivative:MK1 FL (TYP 42) ,Variant: Spyder V10 S-Tronic Facelift

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 19886 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • 2014 (14) AUDI R8 PETROL Coupe 5.2 V10 PLUS QUATTRO 2DR Semi Automatic

    £77,995 £77,995

    Watch the video here at: www.vimeo.com/199663868 DESCRIPTION Amari is delighted to present another Audi R8 V10 which is a 2014 / 14 Registered Example. This truly is a stunning example, in Brilliant Red with Black Leather Interior which has only covered 18,421 miles by 4 Owners. The R8 range combines blistering performance, striking design and cutting-edge technology to create Audi's ultimate high performance supercars, part of the Audi Sport family. EXTERIOR The eye catching exterior is presented to you in the stunning Brilliant Red which is in an outstanding condition. INTERIOR The interior is upholstered in Black Fine Nappa Leather, which is also in a great condition throughout. SPECIFICATION The specification of the Audi R8 is enhanced by the following options: Brilliant Red, Gloss Audi Parking System Advanced Illuminated Door Sills Cruise Control Coloured Stitching for Fine Nappa Leather Carbon Fibre Side Blade Carbon Fibre Engine Cover Garage Door Opener Audi Music Interface Gloss Paint Bang & Olufsen Sound System The Audi Warranty expires in August 2017. The MOT is not yet due until the 19th August 2017. HISTORY The service history of this vehicle is as follows: 10/03/2016 - 14,005 Miles - Audi Main Dealer The Service on these cars is due every 2 Years. WHEELS TYRES & BRAKES The Alloy Wheels are presented with Pirelli P-Zero Tyres all round: Front: 235 x 35 x ZR19 (91Y) Rear: 305 x 30 x ZR19 (102Y) Tread Depths: Front Right: 4mm Front Left: 4mm Rear Right: 4mm Rear Left: 4mm The car comes along with 2 Keys, Owners Pack. To make an appointment, please contact our customer services team on 01772 663777 Viewing strictly by appointment. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 18421 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • Audi R8

    £40,195 £40,195

    Magnetic Ride, 19'' Alloy Wheels, Full Leather, Satellite Navigation, Xenon Headlamps, Bang & Olufsen, Sports Seats, Auto Headlights, LED Running Lights, 4x4 ****SOLD. Similar wanted! ****2010 1 OWNER ONLY AUDI R8 IN GLEAMING PHAMTOM BLACK PAINTWORK WITH COMPLIMENTING RARE FULL LEATHER SPORT SEAT OPTION, HAS JUST BEEN SERVICED AT AUDI TO COMPLIMENT ITS FULL AUDI MAIN DEALER SERVICE HISTORY. ALSO COMES WITH A GREAT SPEC AND MANY OPTIONAL EXTRAS INCLUDING LAVER SIDE BLADES, MAGNETIC RIDE, BANG & OULSON, DVD SATELITE NAVIGATION, 6 CD, ENGINE LIGHTING PACKAGE, STAINLESS STEEL PEDALS, CRUISE CONTROL, FRONT & REAR PARKING SENSORS, 19'' ALLOYS, THIS R8 IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION THROUGHOUT AND IN THE MOST SORT AFTER COMBINATION. MUST BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED.

    • Mileage: 21000 mi
    • Engine size: 4163
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  • Audi R8

    £47,995 £47,995

    Variant name:QUATTRO ,Derivative:MK1 (TYP 42) ,Variant: QUATTRO HERE WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF AUDI'S SOUGHT AFTER SUPER CAR THE R8 FINISHED IN METALLIC BALCK PAINTWORK AND HAVING COVERED ONLY 27000 MILES. 6 months warranty, Next MOT due 12/07/2017, Last serviced on 01/10/2015 at 25,255 miles, Full service history, Excellent bodywork, Beige Full leather interior - Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Excellent, Four wheel-drive, Metallic BLACK, THIS WELL CARED FOR R8 4.2 QUATTRO IS SUPPLIED WITH A FULL SERVICE RECORD WITH SERVICES CARRIED OUT BY THE MAIN AUDI DEALER AND AUDI SPECIALIST WITH SERVICES AT 12K,18K,19K,22K,24K,AND 25K,TWO REMOTE KEYS,MOT UNTIL JULY 2017,6 MONTHS WMS NATIONWIDE WARRANTY AND HPI CERTIFICATE,LOW RATE FINANCE DEALS AND EXTENDED WARRANTIES ALSO AVAILABLE.

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 27000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Audi R8

    £69,900 £69,900

    Variant name:Coupe ,Variant: 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro 19 inch Polished Alloys Satellite Navigation Bluetooth Reversing Camera B&O Stunning Example John Holland Winner of Dealer's Dealer of the Year at the National Car Dealer Awards 2014/15 is excited to offer for sale this outstanding Audi R8 V10 Coupe. This Immaculate example is finished in Brilliant Red with complimenting Crimson Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery and Oxygen Silver Sideblades. Superb Specification includes 19" Polished Y Spoke Alloy Wheels, Audi Parking System Advanced, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Telephone, Reverse Camera, Heated Electrically Adjustable Seats, Bang & Olufsen Audio, Audi Music Interface. Multi Function Steering Wheel. Serviced at 715 Miles at Truro Audi, 1421 miles at Audi Aylesbury and again at 4515 miles. John Holland has been established for over 40 years supplying a premium level of service in the sale of sports, prestige and collectors cars. We have a team of experienced buyers who hand pick our cars from all parts of the uk so you can buy with confidence all vehicles are HPI Clear and prepared to the highest standard, full dealer facilities available call the sales team for further information.

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 8000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • Audi R8

    £82,990 £82,990

    Bang and Olufsen, Carbon side blades, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone, Rear camera with guide lines, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Preparation (Phone), 19in 5 - Arm Double-Spoke Y Design Alloy WheelsVVS are delighted to offer this 2014 64 plate, Audi R8 5.2 V10 Plus S-Tronic 542 BHP with just 1 owner from new, presented in special factory order Estoril blue crystal with complimenting black nappa leather interior. A big specification car inclusive of carbon sigma interior trim, carbon sideblades, carbon valance, carbon diffuser, carbon wing mirrors, Bang Olufsen sound system, navigation plus, bluetooth, rear camera and full electric heated seats. Complete with a full main dealer Audi service history with 4 new Pirelli tyres., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 11000 mi
    • Engine size: 5204
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  • Audi R8

    £72,990 £72,990

    Bang and Olufsen, Full Electric Heated Seats, Rear park assist, Bluetooth hands-free, Satellite navigation systemVVS are delighted to offer this stunning 1 owner from new 2013 63 plate Audi R8 4.2 V8 Quattro Spyder presented in phantom black metallic with full black nappa leather and a superb specification including Bang and Olfsen sound, front and rear park assist, Audi navigation plus with i-pod connection, bluetooth and full electric heated seats. The car also benifits from a full matte metallic grey custom wrap and has a full audi main dealer service history., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 10000 mi
    • Engine size: 4163
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  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder R-Tronic

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    Vehicle Description Engine Capacity: 5204cc Transmission: Semi-Automatic Mileage: 11 918 Body Style: Convertible 0 to 60: 4.10secs Top Speed: 194Mph BHP: 518 In stock now is this superb Audi R8 V10 Spyder. First registered in November 2010 on a 60 registration the car has covered 11918 miles from new and is finished in Daytona grey with black leather. Options include: Carbon Fibre kit Bose sound Sports seats Media pack Navigation Reversing camera Upgrade wheels Auto dimming lights Cruise Telephone prep iPod connectivity A very nice convertible ready for the warm weather ahead.

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 11918 mi
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  • Audi R8

    £79,995 £79,995

    Variant name:V10 PLUS QUATTRO ,Derivative:MK1 FL (TYP 42) ,Variant: 5.2 FSI quattro (550PS) S Tronic Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro (550PS) S Tronic Coupe finished in Phantom Black, pearl effect. Specification includes bang & olufsen sound system, satellite navigation system - DVD-based, cruise control, forged Aluminium alloy wheels - 5 twin-spoke "y" design in , separate daytime running lights in led technology, mobile telephone preparation - bluetooth interface with int, 19" '5-arm double-spoke y' design alloy wheels in titanium , Audi parking system Plus with reversing camera and high-beam assist.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 10844 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • Audi R8

    £77,995 £77,995

    Variant name:V8 QUATTRO ,Derivative:MK1 FL (TYP 42) ,Variant: 4.2 V8 quattro S Tronic Audi R8 4.2 quattro S Tronic Coupe finished in Ibis White. Specification includes satellite navigation system - DVD-based, electronic climate control, Audi hill-hold assist, r8 3-spoke contoured flat-bottomed multifunction sports ste, Audi music interface (ami), heated seats, sports seats in fine nappa leather, electrically adjustable lumbar support, sideblade - carbon sigma, voice dialogue system, sports suspension, high-gloss package, door mirrors - electrically adjustable and heated, all-led headlights, 19" '5-arm double-spoke' design alloy wheels (19" x 8.5j 235, driver's information system (dis), headlight washer system and headlining - cloth.

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 10702 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Audi R8

    £99,988 £99,988

    Variant name:V10 QUATTRO ,Derivative:MK2 ,Variant: 5.2 FSI quattro (540PS) Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro (540PS) Coupe finished in Floret Silver Metallic. Specification includes Audi sound system, MMI navigation Plus, cruise control, deluxe 1-zone climate control with integrated digital displ, dynamic steering, DAB digital radio reception, r8 sport seats, Audi connect infotainment services, electrically adjustable seats electric seat adjustment for , sport exhaust system, Audi magnetic ride, sideblade in matt titanium grey, 19" '5-arm twin-spoke design' alloy wheels in matt titaniu, driver assistance pack, sport Plus pack, storage package, heated front seats, advanced key, tyre pressure monitoring system, led headlights, non-smoking package, Audi virtual cockpit, bluetooth phone connection, parking system Plus with reversing camera, led rear lights with dynamic rear indicators, parking system Plus - front and rear, leather pack, extended inlays - high-gloss black, door mirrors - with auto dimming function - electrically fo and r8 3-spoke - flat bottomed - multi-functional - performa

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 5000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • Audi R8 V10 Coupe |

    £108,850 £108,850

    Specification MAKE Audi MODEL R8 V10 Plus Coupe COLOUR Daytona Grey Pearl Effect YEAR 2015/65 MILEAGE 6500 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exceptional one owner Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe. Finished in Daytona Grey Pearl with Black Fine Nappa Leather. Supplied with the balance of the manufacturers warranty. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Ceramic Brakes, 19" 5-Arm Twin Spoke Forged Aluminium Wheels in Matt Titanium with Diamond Cut Finish, Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator, Audi Drive Select, High Beam Assist, Fixed Rear Spoiler, Electrically Adjustable Seats, Flat-Bottomed Multi Function Leather Steering Wheel, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Front and Rear Parking System. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Audi Magnetic Ride, Cruise Control, Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Audi Phone Box, Rear Parking Camera, Sports Seats with Memories. TRANSMISSION S tronic ENGINE CAPACITY 5204 STANDARD POWER (BHP) 610 EMISSIONS (CO 2 ) 287 PRICE £108,850 Interested in vehicle × INTERESTED IN VEHICLE Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Submit Close Form Print vehicle details E-Mail to a friend × E-MAIL TO A FRIEND Audi R8

    • Mileage: 108850 mi
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  • Audi R8

    £58,990 £58,990

    Bang and Olufsen, Magnetic Ride, Bi xenon headlights, Satellite navigation systemWe are delighted to offer for sale this 2009 Audi R8 V10 R-Tronic. Presented in the premium colour combination of Phantom black with soft black Nappa leather interior.The specification on this car includes, semi automated gearbox, magnetic ride, fully electric heated seats, Bang & Olufsen Hi Fi, 19'' diamond cut alloys and Audi colour Navigation Plus.In this specification and in this colour combination this car makes for an excellent daily driver, or cherished weekend car. Comprehensive service history, semi auto box and glorious V10 power. Be quick this car will not be here long., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 30000 mi
    • Engine size: 5204
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  • Audi R8

    £134,990 £134,990

    Variant name:Coupe Plus ,Derivative:5.2 FSI quattro Plus (610 PS) S Tronic ,Variant: 5.2 FSI V10 Plus Quattro 2dr S Tronic Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro Plus 610 PS S Tronic Coupe finished in Daytona Grey Pearl Effect. Specification includes bang and olufsen sound system, cruise control, dynamic steering, parking system Plus with reversing camera, sport exhaust system, extended fine nappa leather package, Audi magnetic ride, Audi phone box, engine bay trim in gloss carbon, led headlights with Audi laser light and high-beam assist and 20" '10-spoke y design' alloy wheels

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 2000 mi
    • Engine size: 5.2
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  • Audi R8 Reserved

    POA POA

    Audi R8 V10 presented in Phantom Black Pearl Effect comes with a full Audi and specialist history and the following specification; Audi Exclusive leather interior, carbon inlays, multi-function flat bottom steering wheel, electric heated seats, climate control, Audi navigation plus, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Bang & Olufsen sound, cruise control, automatic dimming rear view mirror, park assist with reverse camera, magnetic ride control, automatic Xenon headlights, rain sensor, carbon side blades and 19" alloy wheels. Part exchange welcome, competitive finance available. Viewings welcome by appointment only. Body: Coupe Transmission: Manual Mileage: 38,400 Fuel Type: Petrol Registered: 2010 (10) Doors: 2 Engine Size: 5.2 Finished in: Phantom Black Pearl Effect

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 38400 mi
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  • Audi R8

    £47,995 £47,995

    Make: Audi Model: R8 First Delivered: 06/06/2008 Mileage: 39,304 Miles Previous Owners: 6 Engine: 4.2 Ltr Transmission: Manual Paint Colour: Daytona Grey Trim Colour: Black Hide Carpet Colour: Black Doors: 2 Seats: 2 MOT: August 2017 TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Months

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 39304 mi
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  • 2012 Audi R8 5.2 V10 R Tronic Automatic LEFT HAND DRIVE

    POA POA

    Imported From Bahrain With Full UK Registration,Manufactured 2012, Huge Spec, New Tyres And Just Serviced, Upgrades - Heated Front Seats, Satellite Navigation System Plus, Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Audi Magnetic Ride, Sideblades Sigma, Cruise Control, Electrically Adjustable Front Seats, CD Autochanger for Six Discs, Carbon Inlays, Acoustic Parking Aid (Front and Rear), LED Headlights, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Stainless Steel Pedals, 12 months MOT, Part service history, Full leather interior, Four wheel-drive, Left-hand drive, Standard Features - Electronic Climate Control, Anti - Theft Alarm, Audi Hill - Hold Assist, Aux-in Connection, Drivers Information System (DIS), Mobile Telephone Preparation - Bluetooth Interface and Voice Control, Rain Sensor - Automatic Activation of Windscreen Wipers, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Upholstery - Fine Nappa Leather. 2 seats, Metallic Black, Open 6 Days A Week (Sundays and Bank Holidays by appointment), Full Workshop And Diagnostic Facilities, Part Exchange Up Or Down, Anything Considered, Warranty Included, Competitive Finance Options. Vehicles Purchased.

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 15000 mi
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  • Audi R8 5.2 FSI QUATTRO V10

    £69,995 £69,995

    The R8 has everything you would expect from a supercar – staggering performance and brilliant handling, for a start – plus some things you might not, like refinement and everyday usability. Thanks to bags of traction and immense cornering grip, the R8 can be driven safely as well as quickly. The chassis is wonderfully taut, resulting in minimal body roll, yet the ride is fluid and extremely comfortable.The new 5.2 V10 is so smooth and refined, with an effortless surge of elastic acceleration from way down low. Wind it towards the 8000rpm redline, however, and the soundtrack takes on a highly addictive hard-edged wail. This one owner example comes in Nogaro Blue with Full Service History, Satnav, Heated Seats, 10 Spoke 19'' Alloys, Number plate 'R8 VTN' available at extra cost, Magnetic Ride and much much more. See more details below. Disclaimer - Whilst every effort is made to represent details accurately on our Web Site, variations or errors may occur and so the information contained herewith does not constitute an offer for sale of any particular vehicle.

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 7700 mi
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  • Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro

    £74,995 £74,995

    All the versions of the Audi R8 up until now have become accepted as cherished members of the global fleet of sports cars, and that's wonderful. But last the R8 5.2 FSI V10 finally took the R8 brand officially into supercar territory. This particular version of the R8 is the car the engineers at Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm (Audi's high-performance division) always wanted to build in the first place. There is no doubt that Audi had an eye on the convertible's appearance and competence when the coupé was penned but even so, in isolation the drop top R8's looks are spectacular and it manages to pull this off with the roof up or down. With the hood in place the R8 enjoys a more conventional profile. The cabin shares much with the coupé and is as good as you would expect Audi to deliver in what is the most expensive car it has sold to date. It's spacious enough to be comfortable on a long haul but is snug and the excellent hood is well insulated against the elements and noise. The Spyder weighs 212 pounds more than the R8 coupe, but it's amazing what a high-revving 518-horsepower V10 can do in the corners with a chassis that hardly leans a bit. This example comes in a very classy colour

    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 19000 mi
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  • Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro R

    £89,995 £89,995

    The R8 is one of the most recognisable and desirable cars on the roads. Exhilarating to drive and dramatically styled it's a very special car that will turn heads wherever you go. Magnetic-fluid damping is standard, so you can enjoy the R8 V10 without hurting anything specific. VEHICLE SOLD - Please ask we may have another one Disclaimer - Whilst every effort is made to represent details accurately on our Web Site, variations or errors may occur and so the information contained herewith does not constitute an offer for sale of any particular vehicle.

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 3600 mi
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