2017 Audi R8 V 10 Coupe
Rare Suzuka Gray paint color
Carbon Fiber Package
Diamond Stitch Package
One of One Brixton Forged Wheels
Full Maintenance Protection with Audi Care
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2017 Audi R8 V 10 Coupe
“While some production cars can match the R8's absolute performance on track — and few can beat it — only the elite can come close to the R8's civility while retaining that raw, race-bred edge.” Nelson Ireson (Automobile Magazine 2017 Audi R8 Review)
The 2017 edition of Audi's standout mid-engine Quattro sports car, the R8, took the already highly acclaimed model to new heights with a complete re-design. The car was more comfortable, better looking—inside and out—and not least of all, quicker, faster, and more responsive. New interior amenities included Audi's virtual cockpit, Audi Connect, and a 13-speaker, 550-watt Bang & Olufsen entertainment system.
Top speed for the 540-horsepower V10 engine (shared with the Lamborghini Huracan) married to a 7-speed S-tronic transmission was pegged at 199 mph.
Chassis improvements included a new lightweight carbon-fiber space frame (also shared with the Huracan) and MagneRide shock-absorber suspension, as well as the Audi Drive Select feature to adjust handling to the driver's choice for comfort, sport, or different weather or road-surface conditions. Motor Trend's review of the car summed up its handling: “The Audi is beyond quick with catlike reflexes, sharp, crisp steering, and brakes for days.”
The R8 V 10 offered here is a stunning example. Originally delivered by Audi Salt Lake City, the car has traveled a mere 3,800 miles since initial-customer delivery in June of 2016. That's only about 100 miles per month! The Suzuka Gray Metallic exterior paint is a color venerated by many serious Audi fans who feel it shows off the car's lines perfectly; a blend of subtle-yet-unusual coloring. On this car it has been treated with Ceramic Pro 9H protection. The optional carbon-fiber exterior trim adds both visual interest and character. And for a touch of mystery, the Audi trademark “rings” are projected on the ground when the doors are opened at night. The car's Brixton forged lightweight wheels in dark-gunmetal gray were custom-crafted for this particular R8, and no other. And the V12 engine is displayed in the optional carbon-fiber-trimmed compartment beneath the glass hatch, like the piece of automotive artwork it is.
The car is optioned with Audi's dynamic steering which varies the steering ratio by nearly 100 percent as a function of driving speed and the selected drive-setting. Transitions are continuous and practically imperceptible. Also optional are the red brake calipers.
Inside, the customization continues with diamond-stitching in electric-red on the black leather sport seats as well as the full headliner and other leather cabin surfaces. The interior carbon-fiber package incorporates the lightweight trim throughout the cabin, and combined with its use in the engine compartment and on the car's flanks, makes for a coordinated, techno-look. Overall, it's evident the car's option selections were specified with an eye toward crafting a unique R8.
The car has recently received a comprehensive service by the Grand Rapids Audi dealer and, in virtually all respects, presents as a new car. The Audi Care maintenance warranty purchased by the original owner remains in force through June, 2020, or 50,000 miles; together with the factory's basic and powertrain warranties for the same period. Owner's manuals and related literature, together with the original window sticker, are included.
Audi's R8 has been referred to as the supercar that can easily serve as a reliable, comfortable daily driver. That sounds like the best of both worlds to us. If you agree, please get in touch soon, before this very special Suzuka R8 here at Garage Kept Motors ends up… in someone else's garage. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.