Seller offering a 2012 Audi R8 4.2 Spyder with only 7,500 miles for $79,000. While the seller is light with details there are few options with the R8. Aside from the very limited GT model, the R8 was available with two engine options – either a 4.2-liter V8 or 5.2-liter V10, two transmission options – either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed single-clutch automatic, and as either a coupe or convertible. This example is equipped with the 4.2-liter, 6-speed manual transmission, and convertible.
The 4.2-liter V8 is essentially the same engine used in the Audi RS4 – producing 424-hp, 317 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, and top speed of 186 mph. The major difference is not always engine and horspower though. The mid-engine chassis produces an incredible handling and driving experience that none of the front engine versions can touch. In 2012 just 802 R8’s were sold. Introduced in 2006, the 1st generation R8 was produced until 2015. 2012 included a facelift of the 1st generation R8 with a modified grille, new bumper with air inlets,
Since Audi and Lamborghini have common ownership, there is some sharing between the R8 and the Lamborghini Gallardo. The vehicles share some of the chassis and floorpan, door handle mechanisms, transmissions, and for the 5.2, a revised V10.
This 2012 Audi R8 4.2 Spyder is for sale in Overland Park, Kansas. Check out seller’s listing on Facebook Marketplace for full details and seller’s contact information.