EXCEPTIONAL FEATURES OF THIS VEHCLE:
CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE with 1 Year COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY from date of your purchase
Rare Manual Transmission
Recent Inspection + Service, brand new rear Pirelli Tires
FEATURES + OPTIONS:
Phantom Black Pearl Paint
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Hill Hold Control
Carbon Side Blades
Multifunctional Leather Steering Wheel
19” Cast Aluminum 5-Arm “Rotor” Wheels
Fine Napa Leather Sport Seats
Door Inserts and Door Handles
Satellite Radio Enabled
Daytime Running Lights
Rear Camera with Front and Rear Park Distance Control
LIVE THE EXPERIENCE:
Reaching towards the cold metallic shifter that sits perched atop its thin, gated aluminum throne, your body fills with the giddy anticipation of a child who is about to do something mischievous. With one touch, the heat from your palm is transferred through this forged piece of metal, directly into the deep automotive depths that surround you, feeding its soul. Suddenly, it hits you: the need of each other has led to this very moment, and your true soulmate.
Click… You let off the clutch, your head slams into the headrest behind it. Gasping for a breath of air, your chest cavity pressed to your spine, you grab for second gear. Click… The sound of 8 cylinders firing just behind your shoulder explode against the passing buildings and pedestrians as you accelerate onward.
Four hundred and thirty horsepower. Three hundred and seventeen foot pounds of torque. All of this being sent to all four wheels. Pressed deep into your leather bucket seat, 4.2 liters of direct-injection German ingenuity assaults your senses. 0-60 Mph comes in 4.8 seconds. The quarter mile passes in 12.9 seconds at 109 Mph. Feeling a bit spicy? Keep that throttle planted, and you and that deployable rear spoiler will see a top speed of 186 Mph.
But to buy the 2012 Audi R8 V8 for straight line speed alone would be like buying a platter of sushi, and then only eating the ginger and wasabi. Sure you will be very awake, and possibly close to death, but will you be satisfied? Absolutely not.
Where the R8 truly comes alive is the experience it gives when the road twists. That gated manual transmission that you first bonded with, now a precise tool that puts you in full control of when and where 430 horses are being sent. With each click sending you faster and faster, each corner is carried with more and more speed in a hypnotising ballet of automotive euphoria.
Stability is key here, and the Quattro full time All Wheel Drive system makes sure that power is always being sent to the wheels with the most grip, allowing your entry speed to be a number that is many, many digits higher than the sign you blew by seconds ago. Not only will this system keep the G forces high in the dry, but also keep the car in one piece when the roads slick over with some authentic Vancouver rain.
So will this timeless modern classic disappear in the straights, attack the curves with Germanic might, all while keeping you cocooned safe and sound in a sexy wrapper? Sounds about right. With all the choices of supercars out there, few are more livable day to day than the Audi R8.
Not only will the rarity of a third pedal separate a true driver, such as yourself, from the masses, but that gated manual gearbox that is so central to why this car is so special in the first place. It is the last of its kind: there will be no more. Ever.
With the future bleak with paddles and automation, now may be the time. That cold aluminum gear lever is waiting. All that’s left for you to do is slide on in, and find out if two souls match.
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