Rare Opportunity: 2023 Audi R8 GT #264 Up for Auction

Audi R8 GT RWD (carbuzz.com)

Last Chance to Own One of the Final 333 Units of Audi’s V10 Supercar

A unique opportunity has emerged for enthusiasts to bid on example #264 of the 2023 Audi R8 GT, marking the final variant of the R8, which concluded production last year. With only 150 units allocated for the American market, this auction, hosted by Barrett-Jackson, presents a rare chance to acquire the last-ever V10 supercar from Audi.

The showcased Audi R8 GT, adorned in Mythos Black (with Tango Red and Daytona Gray also offered in the U.S.), boasts a mere 42 miles on the odometer since leaving the production line. Notably, the vehicle retains its factory protective wrapping, maintaining a pristine, brand-new condition. Laser headlights, carbon fiber mirror caps, side blades, and sills, along with forged 20-inch rims, contribute to the car’s distinctive appearance. The top-hung rear wing and aggressive canard flics further underscore its high-performance aesthetics. Inside, the cabin features a dominant theme of black leather, carbon fiber, and Alcantara, complemented by eye-catching red stitching.

Powering this limited-edition Audi R8 is a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, delivering an impressive 602 horsepower to the rear axle through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with shorter ratios. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 3.4 seconds, reaching a top speed of 199 mph, with potential for exceeding 200 mph given the right conditions.

The rarity and exclusivity of this Audi R8 GT, combined with its powerful performance, add an air of anticipation to the upcoming auction at Scottsdale, scheduled for January 20-28. While the exact selling price remains uncertain, given its recent limited edition status, the absence of a reserve on the listing opens the possibility of securing this extraordinary vehicle potentially below its original MSRP, which was just under $250,000. As the gavel falls in Scottsdale, enthusiasts await the final bid that will determine the fate of this exceptional automotive specimen.