First-gen Audi R8s are starting to jump up in value quite a bit. It was only a few years ago that they were surprisingly affordable supercars, with some being sold for under $70,000. Now, though, it’s hard to find a decent one under six figures. Even still, the first-gen R8 is a stunning machine and one that’s likely to continue appreciating for many years to come. With that said, does this low-mileage 2015 Audi R8 V8 DCT currently for sale on Bring-A-Trailer pique your interest?
Being a 2015 model, this Audi R8 V8 is the very last of the first-generation model, as 2015 was also the year that launched the second-gen car. During the end of the first-gen car’s life-cycle, Audi replaced the aging, and much maligned, single-clutch R-tronic gearbox with a much more modern dual-clutch S-tronic gearbox. This specific car is equipped with the newer dual-clutch, which was a massive improvement over the old single-clutch unit.
Most enthusiasts prefer the six-speed manual transmission, as its open-gate nature and chunky metallic shift knob were joyous to use, which is why manual-equipped cars are often more expensive. Being a DCT means this one might end up selling for less than usual. There are only 21 hours left on the auction and the current bid sits at $66,000, which would be a steal for any buyer. Obviously, that price will go up over the next 21 hours but anything under $100,000 will be a nice buy.
This specific car only has 22,000 miles on the clock, making it very fresh for a car that’s already seven years old. Its Daytona Gray Pearl paint looks immaculate, as does its black leather interior. It also features the desirable magnetic-ride dampers, a carbon fiber wing, carbon fiber side blades, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and an aftermarket exhaust.
Being a 2015 late model car, it’s the best looking era of Audi R8 ever. Combine that with the rare combo of a naturally-aspirated V8 and dual-clutch transmission and this R8 could be a special one worth bidding on.