The first-generation R8 was Audi’s first attempt at taking on the supercar world and to say it was a success would be an understatement. The 4.2-Litre FSI V8 engine pushed out a very impressive 415-bhp and its mid-engine platform meant that it was beautifully balanced. This combined with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system meant that the R8 was a fantastic car to drive hard, no matter what the conditions were and making it a truly formidable opponent to the Porsche 911.
The performance wasn’t the only ace up Audi sleeve when they produced the R8 either – years of experience in building cars that would easily go on for hundreds of thousands of miles meant that the R8 was finally a supercar that you could genuinely drive every day due to Audi’s impeccable history with regards to build quality and reliability.
Since it’s launch back in 2006, the R8 has gone from strength to strength with huge success both on the road as a customer car and on the track as a race car – further cementing its seat in that exclusive Supercar club.
Only the first generation of R8 was produced with the option of a manual gearbox, so as a result, demand for well-maintained and highly specced manual models is higher than ever.
This particular example is finished off in with stunning Phantom Black pearl-effect paint and carbon fibre side blades, front splitter and rear diffuser. The interior is also black with fully heated and electrically adjustable black Nappa leather seats and the extended leather pack with more carbon finishes. The Bang & Olufsen sound system and CD player gives you an audio experience like no other in a car – with huge power matched with absolute clarity, and if you’re not sure what to listen to, there’s always that aural delight that is the 4.2-litre V8 mounted behind you.
This R8 has covered 59,000 miles and comes with a fully comprehensive service history and is available now through Well Driven Approved. Finance and Part-exchange are both available. If you want to know more about this astonishing performance car or to arrange a viewing, please get in contact now on 07388 328229.
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