The first-gen Audi R8 kick-started the “everyday supercar” scene.
Thinking of an everyday usable supercar other than a Porsche 911 will leave you pondering. Something well-built, sensationally fast, with a mid-engine, exotic looks, and affordable? That can only be the Audi R8. A used Audi R8 first generation can be yours for a reasonable price. However, with the planning to end production of the R8 next year, the German supercar will certainly become one of the all-time classics. Therefore, prices are rising, and now is the time to invest in this fabulous machine.
Looking back at this cool Audi reminds us of how good this car was. First shown at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, it debuted for the 2008 model year in the U.S., boasting a 420-hp, 4.2-liter V8 and receiving an excellent reception. What’s more, Audi had launched the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the company’s history, developed to take on the likes of the Nissan GT-R, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and the mighty Porsche 911. This was Audi’s first attempt at a supercar, and they spectacularly pulled it off. The ultra-modern design and raw performance sent shock waves in the sports car world, particularly the 911 fraternity.