The Audi R8 has been around since 2015 and today we will give you a relatively new buying guide. The exciting supercar may have been manufactured by a company known for SUVs, hatchbacks, and saloons, but it doesn’t take anything away from the vehicle. And, when you hear it at its full speed, that’s another thing to fall in love with.
It had a Quattro four-wheel-drive system and a 5.2-liter V10 engine, which were its defining characteristics. Originally, the engine was available in 531bhp and 601bhp in R8 Plus. In 2019, it got updated to 562bhp and R8 Plus got 612bhp. That’s a very nice improvement.
Every version of the vehicle has a maximum speed of over 200mph and it can reach 60mph in about 3 seconds. But, the vehicle isn’t just about speed, it corners amazingly too. It is amazing to ride and even though it is almost as wide as Belgium, it’s not hard to steer it, because of its delightful wheel.
A rear-wheel-drive version was added by the company in 2018. It was available in both body styles but limited to 999 models. It was carefully re-engineered and was lighter and agile compared to the previous versions, so it became the choice of the keen drivers. Every good driver preferred it, even though it had a less powerful V10.
The price of the vehicle is a bit high, but that’s subjective, if this car has what you are looking for, then it might not look expensive. The price for used cars starts from around £70,010 for the earlier versions and the 2018 model can be bought for around £80,020 and reached £90,030 for later versions. Relatively speaking, these prices are low, but still, you need to have a property portfolio or generous trust fund to get this car.
There is an important thing you need to know before you decide to buy it or not. The vehicles manufactured between October 2015 and November 2017 were recalled. This is for the reason that the gearbox could leak oil if the car is driven hard which could result in smoke and sometimes a fire. If the vehicle was registered before 1 April 2017, you will have to pay road tax. Vehicles registered after that have to pay flat rate fee and the surcharge for cars.