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    R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    4 Audi's R8 available right now in Dubai. The asking price for each on is usd480,000!! One of them is available on

    http://www.alainclass.com/gallerys.php?gal_id=348

    This is crazy!

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Interesting...

    R8 production for Europe is delayed for one month...

    ...or there is a good question:

    Is Audi screwing us big time

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    Interesting...

    R8 production for Europe is delayed for one month...

    ...or there is a good question:

    Is Audi screwing us big time



    You think?
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    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    incredible

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    in Italy the base price is Euro 106.000

    however I've read about some speculation on R8(seems to be more precious than Ferrari....)

    Audi R8: Already comes with Pounds10k premium price tag - UK

    Audi R8
    If you don't want to wait up to one year for your Audi R8, you have to pay a premium of Pounds10k already to convince the early owners to hand the car over to you.

    The first examples of Audi's sensational new R8 supercar are already changing hands for Pounds10,000 over list price, a month ahead of the car's official launch.
    Tamworth-based Redline Motor Company is among the first specialist dealers in the UK to advertise the R8, which is officially sold out in the UK for the first three years of production.
    Redline's car is a highly-specced manual with a list price of Pounds86,000, which will be sold on for Pounds96,000.


    Audi blocking R8 speculators!
    From Autoweek. (also- USA to get 300 cars)

    Stopping the Speculation
    Audi dealers ask for first right of refusal on used R8 sales

    Audi of America Inc. wants to stop speculators from buying the R8, its first premium sports car, and flipping it for profit.

    So it's copying a Ferrari practice: Dealers will ask would-be buyers to sign an affidavit stating that they will give the dealer first crack at buying back the R8 if they sell it. Signing the affidavit is voluntary.

    Among other benefits, Audi's plan could provide dealers with some used R8s, which likely will be in short supply.

    "This way we can better control the second life cycle of the car," says Marc Trahan, director of product quality and technical service. "It is such a rare and exotic car, and this protects the customers. And it will be good for the car's residual values."

    The R8 goes on sale in the United States in September. Pricing starts at $110,000 for the six-speed manual and rises to $119,000 for the six-speed automatic. Both prices include shipping. The R8 has a 420-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 engine.

    300 cars a year

    The U.S. market will get only 300 R8s this year - 100 more than initially planned, because of demand, says Trahan.

    "Dealers say they could sell many more, but we want to keep the car more exclusive," he says.

    Trahan admits that Audi can do nothing to keep dealers from marking up the R8 except "strongly recommend" they don't.

    The R8 will be sold by only 109 of Audi's 267 dealers. R8 dealers have agreed to devote at least 400 square feet of showroom space, train five employees and invest up to $40,000 for tools and marketing, says Trahan. All dealers were offered the opportunity to sell the R8, he says.

    Allocation will be based on dealers' annual sales, says Trahan. An additional 58 dealers who dedicate one technician will be able to service R8s.

    Audi will provide dealers with the affidavits for the resale agreement, which will be presented at the time of sale. The program was discussed with the Audi dealer council, which approved it.

    Cars for 'end-users'

    Joel Weinberger, owner of Continental Audi, of Naperville, Ill., and chairman of the dealer council, says the affidavit was prompted by "our concern about having the cars get into the hands of people who aren't the end-users."

    "When you have a car more in demand than supply, you have people who are speculators and try to operate as dealers without a license," Weinberger says. "They buy a car, sell it and can make more profit than we did the first time around."

    Weinberger, who has several orders for the R8 but doesn't yet know his allocation, says he will use the forms at his store.

    What if a customer says no?

    "Dealers have to manage the situation," Weinberger says. "I don't see why it would be a negative unless the buyer is one of those folks who want to flip it and make a profit right away."

    A spokesman for Ferrari North America confirmed that the exotic brand makes "a strong recommendation" that its dealers make buyers sign a first-right-of-refusal affidavit. He would not say how many dealers comply.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    In Turkey, i ve asked Audi dealer they said they will have 8-9 quotas for first year models. Base price is 221.000 euro for R-tronic. (Base price og 997 GT3 215.000 euro)

    However imo oppinion at least some grey market shops may bring 4-5 more cars from Germany grey markets. So there will be 12-13 cars for first years.

    I really wonder how will be the resale value of the R8

    Audi resale values really very bad here.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Don't you find that this is too much?

    Is the R8 soo special?

    Some prices here reflected are simply crazy for me. Even with a Ferrari, I can't understand that policy. Therefore, as a user, I simply not accept. Absolute respect to those that want to play such game, but for me, the costumer (the one that pays) I will never accept that tratement. I will never pay more for a car than its price, and I will never wait such a long period of time to have it (a car is not a custom made 100 ft + yatch).

    There are other choices, much more reasonable.

    But what surprises me more, is Audi trying the Ferrari game with the R8...common!

    A GT3, for instance is a much better car, and you do not have to pass through all that stupid game!

    ...and, BTW, a R8 is definately not a Ferrari!

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    "It is such a rare and exotic car, and this protects the customers. And it will be good for the car's residual values."

    Rare? Ok I can see and the factory will ultimately decide whether or not it stays rare. Exotic? Wouldn't the market dictate whether or not something is considered "exotic"? A mid engine sportscar that may or may not be rare does not an exotic make. I think a car has to earn the "exotic" title.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Rare my feet!!!

    That car is not as good as Audi thinks it its! I'll take an AMV8 or a Maserati GranTurismo anyday over that TT look a like!

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    Interesting...

    R8 production for Europe is delayed for one month...

    ...or there is a good question:

    Is Audi screwing us big time



    You think?


    Crash, you are amazing! Cannot express screw big time any better than that.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Quote:
    tony2006 said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    Interesting...

    R8 production for Europe is delayed for one month...

    ...or there is a good question:

    Is Audi screwing us big time



    You think?


    Crash, you are amazing! Cannot express screw big time any better than that.



    Yeah, I thought so too .

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    It's obvious that Audi is purposely restricting supply without any care to profit with the goal of enhancing the image of the entire Audi lineup.

    The R8 really is a halo model, I'm willing to bet it will be hard to get your hands on one of these for the entire life-cycle of the model.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Quote:
    palenimbus said:
    It's obvious that Audi is purposely restricting supply without any care to profit with the goal of enhancing the image of the entire Audi lineup.

    The R8 really is a halo model, I'm willing to bet it will be hard to get your hands on one of these for the entire life-cycle of the model.



    If they make a version with the RS6 engine, it will be impossible to get one.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    not only its not a ferrari, its not even close.. they dont have the image to play those supercar games!

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    The car looks great in person. I saw it when I was at the ArtChicago exhibition a month ago, which the exhibition was sponsored by Audi.

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    If some wealthy chump is rich enough and foolish enough to pay US$480k for an Audi R8 then why shouldn't the seller cash in on his stupidity?

    Re: R8 in Dubai selling for USD480k!!

    Insane asking price, are they gold plated

     
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