Of course, the alternative would be to purchase a used model, although finding one with very few miles on the clock for a surprisingly low price can be difficult. Well, we just found a pre-owned 2017 example in Abu Dhabi that is priced at just 559,000AED ($152,000).
On top of that, it only has 2,700 km (1,677 miles) on its odo, which means the 5.2-liter V10 is barely broken in.
One might think that just because this R8 is priced like that, something must be off about it – like maybe it’s not as well equipped as one might expect. But they’d be wrong.
This particular car is specced to the gills with the Bang & Olufsen sound system, ceramic brakes, comfort key, deluxe auto air conditioning with sun sensor, Dynamic steering, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, reversing camera, Performance leather steering wheel with multifunction plus, Fina Nappa full-leather trim, sports seats, gloss carbon side blade, gloss black exhausts, 10-spoke Y-design anthracite gloss black wheels and the Titanium Black styling package.
Power comes via the previously-mentioned 5.2-liter V10 engine that in ‘Plus’ guise produces 610 PS (601 HP) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque, allowing you to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds.
Now, there’s the small issue of it being in Abu Dhabi, so if you don’t reside in the vicinity, you’ll have to factor in transportation charges – but where there’s a will, there’s a way. And besides, at the end of the day, it will still be a bargain, especially considering the very long list of extras.