Find of the Day: 2008 Audi R8 6-Speed Manual

words: Bill, photos: Nate Morley

The Audi R8. These days when you mention ‘Audi R8’, people immediately think V10 but back in the mid-2000s, it meant a much anticipated Audi supercar…with a V8. A lot of people scoff at the R8 V8 but the R8 was a game changer. Heck, even Tony Stark drove one. Combine that sonorous 4.2 V8 with the snick-snick of a manual and you have perfection.

This Phantom Black beauty has all those and then some. Here’s the ad:

2008 Audi R8 V8
6 Speed Gated Manual
65,000 Miles
Clean Title
Asking: $88,000.00
Salt Lake City, UT
Factory Options Include:
Phantom Black Pearl Effect: $650
Carbon Sigma Side Blades: $2,000
Bang & Olufsen Sound System: $1,800
Enhanced Leather Package: $5,500
Premium Package: $3,500
Audi Navigation Plus: $2,000
MSRP: $127,545.00
Aftermarket Parts:
Hardwire Radar 9300i ($2,500)
VF Engineering Tune (w/ option of burble file) ($1,300)
BC Racing Coilovers w/ dampening cancelation ($2,400)
Windshield Protection Film ($200)
Xpel Front End PPF (recently redone) ($1,600)
Xpel Ceramic Tint (including windshield) ($550)
Recently Serviced:
Oil Change (250 miles ago)
Carbon Clean (4,800 miles ago)
Fuel Injectors (4,800 miles ago)
Spark Plugs and Coil Packs (5,000 miles ago)
Coolant Expansion Tank (recall) (150 miles ago)
Pirelli Tires (3,000 miles on them)
Polished the full car (<100 miles ago)
I am selling my 2008 Audi R8 that I purchased from Chicago Motorcars. The spec is Phantom Black with Black leather Interior. The car has 65,000 miles and still drives amazing. I had the car wrapped for a majority of my ownership and just had the car polished and PPF’d so the paint is in great shape. I have a lot more photos/walk-around videos I can provide if you’re interested.

Everyone remembers their first drive in an R8 and mine was in an Ibis White manual with silver blades. I will never forget that. The V10 is a fantastic vehicle also but I will forever be in love with the R8 V8. You can have that feeling of love if you buy this timeless design. It’s for sale on the Facebook group, Exotic Cars For Sale By Owner, for $88,000 HEREMemories.