Supercars On A $50,000 Budget: The German That Proved Exotics Could Be Used Everyday

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Normally, supercars aren't daily drivers. A supercar that can be used everyday would be like having your cake and being able to eat it too-as in the planets have to align to be order to get that equation right. Supercars are at the cutting edge of what's possible in a vehicle. It's what happens when engineers, designers and test drivers work in harmony to make one thing on four wheels that's blistering fast and enjoyable to drive. But automakers didn't have daily driving in mind with supercars. That is, until Audi built the R8.

While the 2008 Audi R8's look are polarizing, its performance isn't. The original, and arguably the better, version of the R8 came with a reworked version of the RS4's 4.2-liter V8 that was placed right in the middle of the supercar. The V8 was good for 420 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, which propelled the R8 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and onto a top speed of 187 mph. Those were supercar numbers in 2008 and are still supercar numbers in 2016. Unlike a Ferrari or Lamborghini, the R8 came in at a reasonable $130,000. But thanks to depreciation, this exotic is now selling for $49,999. Now we know what you might saying: this must have been in an accident, it must have a salvage title, or it must have over 100,000 miles on it. Nope.

This gorgeous yellow supercar with questionable rims only has 21,165 miles on it, has a clear title and even has an AutoCheck score of 96. The only downside to this R8 is that it's not currently in the US, which means that a good amount of money will have to be spent on getting it to the proper side of the world. Unlike a pre-owned Italian exotic supercar, this R8 will work in the snow, in the rain, or in any other type of road condition without making you spend your savings on repairs. Better yet, the R8's all-wheel-drive system will let you have a little bit of fun without giving you that butt-clenching feeling that comes with other rear-wheel-drive supercars.

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You may be saying that this R8 may not have the performance to keep up with thoroughbred supercars on the market today and we admit that might be true. However, saving a decent amount of money would give the new owner the ability to get a VF550 Supercharger System that boosts performance to 550 hp and 438 lb-ft of torque. But let's be honest. This mid-engined supercar doesn't need it. This supercar isn't a garage queen. It begs to be driven, will reward you for driving it and, at $50,000, is one of the best cars you can ever buy. Buy this R8, drive the heck out of it, enjoy it everyday and never worry about getting another car.

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