If you have an extra $150,000 or so in spare cash you might want to consider getting Audi's ultimate supercar.
Audi just announced pricing for the 2010 model and…guess what…shipments start this week.
This means that you can certainly be the first one on your block to scare the local kids and impress that pain in the butt neighbor who always keeps his lawn way too tidy.
Check out the Top Gear review of the Audi R8 below along with the official press release from Audi:
HERNDON, Va., Jul 23, 2009
- Audi today announced that the U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail
price for the highly anticipated 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro V10
sports car will start at $146,000, with shipments to authorized Audi R8
dealerships across the country beginning this week.
Audi said the MSRP for the 2010 Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro will start at $114,200, unchanged from the base prices for 2009 models:
2010 R8 5.2 FSI® quattro® (V10) pricing (excluding $1,200 destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges):
R8 5.2 FSI quattro coupe (manual) $146,000
R8 5.2 FSI quattro coupe (R tronic) $155,100
2010 R8 4.2 FSI® quattro® (V8) pricing (excluding $1,200 destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges):
R8 4.2 FSI quattro coupe (manual) $114,200
R8 4.2 FSI quattro coupe (R tronic) $123,300
The addition of the R8 V10 adds new levels of power to a sports car
already renowned for delivering premium comfort uncommon in its class
without performance compromises. The 10-cylinder 525 hp engine is the
same power plant found in the R8 LMS GT3 racecar and is capable of
delivering breathtaking performance. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro
delivers 391 lb-ft of torque and achieves a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7
Anticipation has been building for the U.S. introduction of the R8 V10.
Today, the first two 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro models available in
the U.S. were delivered to the two winning bidders from the 2009 Boca
Raton Concours d’ Elegance charity auction held in February to benefit
the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Fla. The two winning bids
raised a combined $850,000 for the charity, with the top bidder paying
a record $500,000 for the new 2010 R8 V10, the highest amount ever paid
for a new Audi vehicle in the U.S.
Since its U.S. launch in September 2007, demand has remained strong for
the V8-powered R8 4.2 FSI quattro featuring 420 hp and 317 lb-ft of
torque. The hand-assembled R8 V10, developed by the Audi
high-performance division, quattro GmbH, receives unique exterior
features as standard equipment. Chief among these: innovative full-LED
headlights, a world’s first. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro also receives
new 19-inch Y-design forged aluminum alloy wheels with summer
performance tires, sideblades with larger air intakes, front grille
with chrome-optic accents, unique rocker panel shaping, dual oval rear
exhaust tips, “V10” front fender badges and instrument cluster
labeling, unique front and rear sections along with a larger rear
diffuser all finished in high-gloss black.