Used Audi R8 Charleston SC

Used Audi R8 Charleston SC

The R8 is Audi’s answer to the Porsche 911 and other supercars like Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin. It made a big splash when it was first launched nearly a decade ago as a V8 model making more than 400 hp. Many called it the supercar of the year and the new supercar to beat. Soon after, Audi dropped in the V10 from Lamborghini making more than 500 hp and the rest is history. With starring roles in a couple of popular movies, the car became a huge hit.

Unique features that people love about the R8 are its Bang & Olufsen sound system, the world’s first all-LED headlights and the distinctive German styling that can only be compared to hypercars like the Bugatti Veyron. With its quite-reasonable price tag, it’s clearly a car for the buyer who can walk past a Corvette or Dodge Viper without a second look, but isn’t ready just yet to invest a quarter million in transportation.

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German precision meets Italian passion

It’s no secret that the German-built R8 shares a lot in common with its Italian sibling, the Lamborghini Gallardo. Equipped with the same V10 engine and all-wheel drive, they are equally matched for performance. But the R8 stands out in ways the Lamborghini only wishes it could. In supercar comparisons it gets higher marks for its reliability, its build quality, its fuel economy and its ability to be as comfortable on the road as it is on the track. It trades some of the Italian flamboyance for some actual practicality. And it does it all at a much lower price. It’s a win-win.

In fact, the R8 often outperforms the Gallardo on the track thanks to unique features like its magnetic suspension dampers and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive expertise. There are few European sports cars that the R8 won’t leave far behind in the rearview mirror. And they all cost much more money.

Practical all-wheel-drive supercar at Modern Classic Motorcars

The R8 is built by hand, one at a time, in Germany. It’s a great car for the driver who wants a quieter, more comfortable, supercar experience. Everything from the toned-down exhaust note to the easy-to-use navigation system is designed to make it an exotic car that’s easy to live with day in and day out. You won’t find better value in a European supercar than a pre-owned Audi R8 at Modern Classic Motorcars in Charleston, SC.

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