Seth Godin gave everyone a lesson when he said, “Fitting is short-term strategy, standing out pays in long run”. This is particularly true in the case of luxury car manufacturers. In an age where quality of products has degraded and become inconsistent, these manufacturers have been providing their customers with the most advanced and luxurious vehicles. It’s no surprise then that the brands like Audi and Volkswagen don’t need rigorous marketing campaigns to promote themselves, as the names are enough. Having established itself as one of the best automakers in the world, Audi is not only popular in International car market but also in the car market of India.
A mid-engine, 2-seater supercar, Audi R8 is based on Lamborghini Gallardo platform. Yes, you read it right; the same name that has become an eternal presence in artists’ songs. For instance, Akon’s “Smack that”. R8 is available as both 2-door coupe’ and 2-door roadster. Losing its soft edges its predecessor had, the present model has matured and looks more sporty and classy. This car is just another name for perfection. Audi’s belief in ‘progress’ has benefited both the brand and the consumers. It has helped sustained its legacy of producing some of the best cars in world that compete with other big names like Porsche and Ferrari and have made it difficult for consumers to choose which model should they invest in.
While it might seem to be an easy task to shortlist their favorite models, the next step of buying is extremely difficult. Audi R8 is the fastest car in the Audi’s family, which is a remarkable feat but this also bring R8 into the count of much expensive models. Disheartened? No need to! You might not be able to buy a new Audi R8, but you can always look out for an option of purchasing a used Audi R8. Not only will it allow you to own your dream car, it would be seen as a smart investment. But before you go on to buy a pre-owned Audi R8, you must enlighten yourself with the features it provides:
Driving Dynamics - The first generation R8 came with 4.2L V8 engine but the second generation has been upgraded to V10 engine. The car can reach 60mph in around 4 seconds.
Lightweight - With the help of Audi Space Frame, the coupe’ when compared to its predecessor is 50% lighter. The perfect mix of aluminum and carbon makes it agile and stiffer.
An All-road vehicle - Depending on the weather condition and road, this all-wheel drive vehicle can adjust to the conditions as the 100% of R8’s torque can be transmitted to the front rear wheels for better traction and grip.
Extra Bites - The car comes with features like Audi Virtual Cockpit that has replaced the traditional mundane dashboard with a digital one where all information and some insights are provided to the driver to enhance her/his driving experience.
Audi R8 is based on Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car and first appeared at 2003 International Geneva Motor Show. Both the first and the second generation R8 cars have done in the car market. Upgrading the vehicle with addition of features like Performance Steering wheel and Audi Drive Select proved to be a plus point for the company. Light yet stiff, this car is the prime example of how paradoxes can be used to make a masterpiece. But as they say, uniqueness bears a heavy price, this car is a bit expensive.
Many won’t be able to buy a new model but you can make a smarter choice by investing in a second hand Audi R8. If the term ‘second hand’ terrifies you then, we have a place to shoo off all your worries. Big Boy Toyz is a leading name in the market of pre-owned exotic cars. Not only will the showroom make your pre-owned Audi R8 available at the best price, it will make sure that the car is well certified and verified. What more can one ask?
Satiate your temptation by buying a second hand Audi R8. Hurry before it is too late!