words: Bill, photos: Jay Dub
I love the MK1 R8 especially the V8 model. I know the V10 is the lustful one to get but the V8 will always have a spot in my heart especially with that gated manual. But one thing both the V8 and V10 has is quattro. For years and into the 2nd gen, quattro was always standard until the RWS model was revealed in 2017. Some though looked at other RWD supercars and wished their MK1 R8 were the same. Take this 2009. Someone took the time to convert it to RWD and now it can be yours. Here’s the ad:
2009 4.2 V8 manual 6 speed 59k miles
Vin in pics
Clean title clean carfax
Location: Burlington VT
RWD converted (all stock parts included) Phantom Black on Nappa black Recent fluid service car runs and drives great carbon interior , carbon engine , and premium packages Carbon wrapped blades Titanium exhaust (stock included) H&R coil overs maxton lip kit 35% tint around Rotiform SGN 19×10 wheels on Bridgestone potenzas tires , stock wheels with good kuhmos included in sale.
Obviously no mention on who did the conversion nor when but it is unique. I found it in a Facebook group called Exotic Cars For Sale By Ownerand it’s a public group so anyone can see what’s in there. Thankfully, all the parts are included should you want to reconvert it back to quattro. I’m a big fan of quattro (obviously) and of the MK1 R8 (as stated above) so I have mixed feelings about this R8. If you like hooning around in a RWD supercar and you love the MK1 R8 V8, maybe this one is for you. It’s listed at $81,500 and you can find it HERE.