Personally, I’ve always loved the look of the first-gen Audi R8 Spyder. While convertibles aren’t exactly en vogue among car enthusiasts, there’s something about the R8 Spyder, specifically the first-gen, that I really love. Which is why I’ve sort of fallen for this extremely low-mileage 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder that’s currently up for sale on Bring-A-Trailer.
The first-gen Audi R8 was at one point available in a ‘GT’ variant, which made it a bit stiffer, a bit sharper and a bit more powerful. Considering this new second-generation R8 never received a GT variant, the first-gen car is a bit special. Making this car even more special is the fact that it’s a Spyder. Only 333 Audi R8 Spyder GTs were made worldwide and only 50 of them came to the US. This specific car is number #35 of 333.
It’s also bone stock, without any modifications, and it only has 9,960 miles on it. So it’s incredibly fresh and well-maintained. It’s also the perfect spec, black on black with carbon fiber bits everywhere. It’s flat-out badass.
Powering the Audi R8 GT Spyder is a 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine that makes 560 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. It’s essentially the same engine, albeit a less powerful version, of the current R8 V10 Plus. Still, 560 hp is nothing to sneeze at.
Connected to that engine is a six-speed R-Tronic automatic gearbox. It was the only gearbox option available for the R8 GT at the time, so while the open-gate six-speed manual from that generation R8 is preferable, it wasn’t available on the GT. The R-Tronic isn’t the best automatic, as it can be quite lurchy and clunky at low speeds, but it shifts quick and does have an automatic mode that helps in traffic.
With five days still left on the auction, this Audi R8 GT Spyder is currently at $61,500 (at the time of writing this). Now that’s a good price for the car but we can imagine the price going way up by the time the auction is over. If you’re in the market for a second-hand supercar, take a serious look at this one. Not only is it awesome and look great but it’s rare and collectible. So it’s likely that it’s value will continue to go up, so long as the miles are kept decently low.