8,972 Actual Mile R8 Spyder EFI 4.2 Liter V8 444 HP 7 Speed S-tronic Automatic
- 4.2 liter FSI V8 / APR Stage 1 performance chip / 444 horsepower
- S-tronic dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission
- Quattro all-wheel drive
- Fully independent suspension / H&R Sport Springs
- Carbon fiber-reinforced power disc brakes / Electromechanical power steering
- 20-inch ACE Design wheels
- Ibis White paint / Black convertible top
- Leather and Alcantara interior / Carbon Sigma inlays
- Only 8,972 miles
- Sale includes an APR dyno sheet, a receipt for the car's modifications and a clean CarFax report
* Only 8,972 miles
* 4.2 liter FSI V8 / APR Stage 1 performance chip / 444 horsepower
* S-tronic dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission
* Quattro all-wheel drive
* Fully independent suspension / H&R Sport Springs
* 20-inch ACE Design wheels
* Sale includes an APR dyno sheet, a receipt for the car's modifications and a clean CarFax report
* Carbon fiber-reinforced power disc brakes / Electromechanical power steering
* Ibis White paint / Black convertible top
* Leather and Alcantara interior / Carbon Sigma inlays
Asking a car guy about their dream car is always a risky proposition. Some won't hesitate to gravitate toward one particular model, but most will respond with a barrage of questions. What era? What country of origin? What price range? In reality, choosing favorites is becoming an increasing complex topic. That said; one thing is for sure: start asking about modern European cars and you'll eventually end up talking about Audi. When it comes to blending technology, exclusivity and pure one-upmanship, few automakers are doing it better. And this 2014 R8 Spyder is an uncompromisingly elite offering that, thanks to a roster of aftermarket upgrades, surely trumps any of the aforementioned qualifiers. Meticulously maintained, and driven just 8,972 miles, this Le Mans-inspired super star is barely broken in. And if you have fantasies of enjoying a world-class sports car that's so outrageous it'll make your head spin, step right up and see what “Progress through Technology” truly means.
As far as looks go, you'd better be an extrovert, or an introvert with a strong desire to switch teams, if you're planning on taking this Spyder home. It certainly grabs attention, firing up conversations wherever it's driven. That appeal begins with the car's classic Lamborghini proportions, only to be elevated by impressive Ibis White paint and a tight cloth roof. Judging by its clean CarFax report, the small amount of road time this drop-top has seen was likely executed during sunny, drama-free weather. And the car's sculpted body displays precise fit and excellent finish under ancillary hardware that functions well and seals great.
Combining muscular sheetmetal and edgy trim with a buttoned down stance and clean, modern detailing, this awesome spyder takes designer Frank Lamberty's original vision and stretches it around parameters benchmarked for the street. At the front of the car, Audi's trademark Singleframe grille hangs a chrome “quattro” script between automatic, LED headlamps, a familiar 'four marques' insignia and massive brake ducts. Behind those ducts, power, LED-lit mirrors reflect flush door handles, small marker lights, an “R8” branded fuel filler and aggressive cooling coves. Above those coves, a sharp hood, protected by a warrantied clear bra, anchors warmed washer nozzles in front of original glass and glossy heat extractors. And behind those extractors, a louvered tail panel centers a small “R8” emblem and second 'four marques' insignia between LED tail lamps, an adaptive spoiler and large exhaust outlets.
Specific kinds of cars are immediately recognizable by visual cues, and this Audi's mid-engine layout puts it in an elite class that features the likes of Porsche, Ferrari and sister-brand Lamborghini. The car's already stout V8 benefits from a APR Stage 1 performance chip that, on premium gas, helps twist a stout 444 horsepower into a smooth 357 lb./ft. of torque. Mechanically, there are no leaks or squeaks of any kind, and the car's LED-lit engine bay appears just as clean as the day it rolled off VAG's Neckarsulm assembly line. And, best of all, the impressive mill represents purpose-built performance that'll fire up in any weather, drive thousands of miles before anyone needs to turn its bolts, and probably lay waste to pretty much anything that's brave enough to stage a challenge.
Underneath the car, wind-cheating panels conceal a roster of technologically forward components. The main feature is a permanent all-wheel drive system that was developed by Audi subsidiary quattro. Stab the throttle and power spins through an S-tronic 7-speed twin-clutch transmission. Step on the other pedal and you'll encounter multi-piston calipers that efficiently utilize carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic rotors, 14 inches in the front and 14.4 inches out back. Those brakes pair with electromechanical power steering, an aluminum, double wishbone suspension and application-specific H&R Sport Springs that provide a lowered ride height and increased handling. All that first class hardware attaches to an ASF high strength aluminum monocoque that's strong yet lightweight. And everything rolls on custom ACE wheels, which crank 235/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports in front of 305/25ZR20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports.
No matter how many times you crawl in to a sports car, there's always a sense of excitement. This R8 takes that energy even further with ambient LEDs and classy leather and Alcantara seating surfaces. At the front of the car, a driver-oriented dash seals Monoposto telemetry behind straight stitching, subtle chrome trim and a sophisticated Audi infotainment system. Below that dash, a wide console founds an attractive shifter between optional Carbon Sigma inlays. Beneath that console, like-new carpet frames standard mats, metal-trimmed foot pedals and heated, 12-way adjustable seats. At the sides of that carpet, sleek door panels hang small speakers and an array of power ancillaries behind more Carbon Sigma inlays. In front of the driver, a 3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel spins a flat-bottom rim around a tilting and telescoping column. And naturally, all the luxuries you'd expect in a high dollar halo are present and accounted for, including cruise control, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, HomeLink and satellite radio capability.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* An original Owner's Manual
* Factory warranty and component paperwork
* Paperwork for the car's LoJack system
* A receipt for the car's modifications
* An APR dyno sheet
* A clean CarFax report
* Two fobs and Audi key chains
* A case for the car's navigation DVD
Presently, Audi is selling some of the world's finest cars. And this excellent Spyder, one of roughly 5K R8s produced for the 2014 model year, is the perfect opportunity to experience the brand at its very best. Driven a mere 8,972 miles, the car has been operated just enough to keep its vitals in good shape. And the combination of its massaged V8/S-tronic drivetrain and acute array of accessories is guaranteed to entertain for years to come. If you're ready to commit to an uncompromising thrill machine that's rooted in a rich history of high performance, don't miss the chance to claim this incredible drop-top!
What Customers Are Saying
After hearing good things about the people at RK Motors, I contacted them regarding consignment of my street rod. I found Tony Klein to be a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and forthcoming in our communications. He evaluated my vehicle and made suggestions of enhancements which would help ensure the desired result would be achieved in the marketing of the vehicle. We agreed on an acceptable sale price. Following the completion of the recommended items, I brought the vehicle to RK for consignment. After a thorough inspection and correction of some minor issues at what I considered a fair price, the vehicle was offered for sale. It sold quickly with me receiving the agreed value. I would have to repeat the recommendation that I received. RK Motors does what they say they will do, and obtains for the seller a fair and agreed value. What more could you ask for?Doug C.