New supercars are expensive. Usually, you have to shell out well over six figures to get something truly special. But thanks to the magic of depreciation, cars that were once at the top of everyone's wishlist are now worth a fraction of what they went for new. That means normal people like you and I can have a chance at owning them. That's how I bought my M5, after all.
This 2008 Audi R8 is a great example of what I'm talking about. It's now 11 years old, and has 62,500 miles on the clock. Its value has been cut in half, and now, for the price of a new E-Class.
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This R8 is an early model with with the 4.2-liter V-8 engine shared with the RS4. It made 420 horsepower at 7800 RPM when new, with a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph. Despite having six owners, the paint and interior look to be in good condition. According to the seller, the car has been equipped with BC Racing coilovers, K&N performance air filters, an aftermarket stainless-steel exhaust, and WeatherTech floor linters. It's also recently undergone a major service.
The car is with a Buy It Now price of $59,642. That makes it the cheapest manual R8 for sale on eBay currently. Sure, you could go out and buy a new BMW M4 for a bit more and it'll probably be quicker around a track, but it won't be nearly as special as this.