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2008 Audi R8 V8 Coupe

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£32,765

  • Mileage~36,021
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationCheltenham

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2008 Audi R8 V8 Coupe

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
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The original spec R8 that propelled it to stardom; 4.2 V8, manual open gated gearbox, coupe, and a tweaked Quattro system.

This 4.2 V8 is a dynamic, high-performance machine that will make you smile on a day-to-day basis. Set in a stunning grey with a two-tone accentuated by that iconic rear air-intake. Audi created a car that gave that supercar feel, sensibilities of the German manufacturer, and at a fraction of the cost of a supercar.

This example many would argue hits the sweet spot. The manual gearbox is said to be a delight to use, the lighter V8 block gives you a more balanced car, and the coupe gives you those supercar looks. Having covered over 35,000 miles, this is a lovely example coming out of 3 years of ownership.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Gareth the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

After 12 months I was going to let it go - but I just fell in love with it.

Gareth bought the car back in November 2017, with an initial plan to only keep the car for 12 months. After loving the experience so much he decided to keep the car for longer. As he has moved house he is pushed for storage now, hence the reason for sale.

During the initial year of ownership Gareth used the car very regularly, but as time has gone on he has seen himself use the car less and less, just for high days and holidays. He has been a great custodian to the R8 which has an up-to-date service record and has had the known recall fault replaced in the shape of the expansion tank, please see the invoices.

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Exterior

The low, wide body of the R8 and those iconic side blades gives this mid-engined monster the supercar look.

Wheels and Tyres

The 5 twin-spoke 19" alloys, wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tyres all around.

Pirelli P-zero tyres are excellent in tread and condition, the front having been replaced in 2017. The wheels look in excellent condition, take a look at the video review to see the detail.

Bodywork

Weighing 1,860kg, and ultra-rigid to maximise the road handling the car possesses. The design of this car came from the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car, designed to celebrate Audi's success at the famous endurance race.

On this example, all panel gaps were tight and even and we saw no dents etc, take a look through the extensive photo review of the car from all angles.

Paint

Overall in excellent condition, the finish is even and paint colour uniform across all panels.

We noticed some minor scratches and stone chips on the lower front splitter, please review this section in the photos and videos as we point out any imperfections.

Glass and Trim

The flares and vents provide the car with efficient aerodynamics and cooling, and also an aesthetic styling that you now recognise as Audi.

The glass on the car looks great, and the trim on the front too. We noticed a small scratch on metal surround around the petrol cap, and also some imperfections on the rear black plastic grill as pictured.

Interior

The open gated shifter steals the show, but other features like the instrument cluster give you that sporty feeling.

Seats and Carpets

The seats and upper areas of the car are finished in an ivory colour, and lower carpets in a contrasting dark grey.

From the seats to the carpets, everything looks well presented and ready for the new owner to enjoy. The drivers seat has wear on the outer bolster, likely from entering/exiting the car, but still look comfortable and reliable to sit in.

Dashboard

All dials gauges and screens look great. When the car is initially started the, little touches like the needles flicking around add to the experience.

The centre console contains the entertainment/infotainment controls, along with climate control etc.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A flat bottom steering wheel, wrapped in leather, put you firmly in control of the car. A few handy buttons to control the entertainment system.

The gearstick is a metal affair, along with the metal open gate surround, these look in good condition in line with the cars age.

Mechanics

A 4.2L V8 producing 414BHP, and Audi's Quattro system set to push 70% power to the rear, lively.

Engine and Gearbox

The aluminium alloy engine in V8 form, capable of 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, provides the power and soundtrack for this car. Audi set the car up with the majority of the power being delivered to the rear, just 30% to the front wheels.

A 6-speed manual gearbox works as expected, as assured by Gareth. During the cold start, the R8 started up with no issues, watch the video to see and hear it in action.

Suspension and Brakes

A beautifully balanced chassis, the comparatively light option of the V8 block complements the set-up, a real drivers car from Audi.

The car has been serviced and cared for over the years, the vendor informs us that it rides and stops like it should.

The Drive

One of the most dynamic cars on the road today - it's 12 years old and still up there as a great drivers car. Audi really nailed it with the set-up on this car.

Electrics and Other

Gareth has said that there are no known issues with the electrics on the car. Features such as car entertainment and cruise control can be found in the cabin.

The car comes with 2 keys, and the original master key too, along with the original manuals and toolkit in the front of the car.

History and Paperwork

Coming from 3 years ownership, serviced with main dealer and independents, an unmolested example.

Coming with original toolkit, 2 remote fob/keys, original master key, R8 books and wallet. This is an unmolested example, used as it should be, and not wrapped/lowered etc. A proper sports car with a great chassis set-up, and just enough Audi sensibilities in the shape of the 4WD system and reliability of the car.

Car Features:
Climate Control - Alarm - Alloy Wheels (19in) - Aux-in Connection - Computer (Driver Information System) - In Car Entertainment (Radio/CD/MP3) - Upholstery Leather.

Our usual checks have been carried out; HPi clear, seller ID checked.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
09.11.2019 MOT 33,956
31.10.2018 MOT 33,334
25.05.2018 Service 32,231
25.10.2017 MOT 28,971
25.10.2016 Service & MOT 28,665
21.10.2015 Service & MOT 27,709
08.10.2014 MOT 25,137
31.05.2014 Service 23,308
12.10.2013 MOT 21,846
01.10.2012 MOT 18,074
30.05.2012 Service 16,563
31.03.2011 MOT 13,091
06.05.2010 Service 10,489
Key Details
  • ModelR8 V8 Coupe
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date03.04.2008
  • CC4,163
  • Mileage~36,021
  • HistoryVery Good
  • ColourGrey
  • Interior ColourIvory
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WUAZZZ4298N004692
  • Engine #BYH006050
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers7
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre Age~ 2017
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned3 Years
  • Key FeatureManual







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£26,463 bid by Crossy 16.09.2020 @ 10:53:20
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Hi is the clutch and gearbox good and engine please

£26,151 bid by Bouncer01 16.09.2020 @ 10:29:42
£25,950 bid by Barry 16.09.2020 @ 10:03:49
£25,701 bid by Bouncer01 15.09.2020 @ 21:32:21
Crossy
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Crossy

Hi Gareth,

My name is Allan Cross from Inverness Scotland and extremely interested in bidding for your fantastic looking R8 could you please provide a mobile number I could call you on tomorrow for some information, I have tried to use your email address below but it bounced back, I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards

Allan Cross

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David kay
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David kay

Does the car have mag ride?

Lee Dalziel
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Lee Dalziel

Would you consider a trade in

£25,500 bid by Sujit 14.09.2020 @ 12:50:07
Kulraj Salh
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RESERVE NOW MET – This car will sell to the highest bidder on Wednesday night, good luck with the bidding. Best, Kulraj

£25,250 bid by KevinW 14.09.2020 @ 11:54:13
£25,000 bid by Sujit 14.09.2020 @ 10:11:50
Rob Jones
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Rob Jones

Hi Gareth, The car looks great. A couple of service questions; Just to confirm, The last service was at May 2018 so 2ish years ago. Anything done in the interim eg oil change ? There was an advisory for brake fluid replacement in 2016. Was this done do you know (appreciate this was before you owned the car) or do you know when the brake fluid was last changed ? Whats the general condition of the tyres (there was an advisory in the 2018 service). Of course its passed MOTs since then, but just trying to gauge if the car… Read more »

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Rob Jones

Sorry, looked again and saw brake fluid was changed in 2017. Assume this was the latest change ?

£20,000 bid by jimmy 12.09.2020 @ 20:43:54
John
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John

Does it have a new current mot

gingerpartridge
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gingerpartridge
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gingerpartridge

Hello the email keeps pinging back?

gingerpartridge
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gingerpartridge

Hello, hope you are well?

I’ve been looking for one for along time which is standard with no issues.

I’m looking to buy one as a long term investment and a bit of fun at the same time.

Has the clutch been replaced?

Have you got a direct number I can give you a bell on please?

Colin

£16,500 bid by playform1 11.09.2020 @ 11:57:43
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pgj0hns0n

Hi, could you confirm the of the Mag ride please? Have they been replaced? Also, the structural patch been applied to this car?

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