Should I buy a 2012 Audi R8

Supercars are a rare breed. They have the ability to turn the heads of the most jaded of automotive enthusiasts and seemingly defy the laws of physics. The 2012 Audi R8 certainly accomplishes both, but it distinguishes itself from some past and present supercars by providing excellent performance without the sacrifices that other ultrahigh-performance cars require. Audi enthusiasts looking for an older model sports car should check out the 2012 Audi R8 at Pfaff Reserve. The Audi brand has a reputation for producing high-end sports cars and luxury cars, and the 2012 Audi R8 is up there with the most popular performance vehicles. If you are considering purchasing a vehicle on consignment, then the Audi R8 is a great choice. In this blog by Pfaff Reserve, we take a look at some of the features of the 2012 Audi R8.

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The Drive

First and foremost, the R8 is pretty easy to drive. Aided by precise steering, a decent ride quality, good outward visibility and comfortable seats, the R8 is a supercar you could drive every day if you wanted. It also comes with all-wheel drive, giving it an advantage in terms of traction. While it’s effortless nature can make it seem a bit less involving than rear-wheel-drive competitors, there’s something to be said for the reassurance of having AWD when the roads are wet. The 2012 Audi R8 rides firmly despite its adaptive suspension, and road noise is pronounced relative to most other Audis. By exotic car standards, though, the R8 is remarkably comfortable as a daily driver, and visibility is surprisingly good in all directions. On twisting roads, the R8’s preposterous power, quick reflexes and heroic grip conspire to make this 3,600-pound supercar feel almost as nimble as a lightweight roadster.

The Performance

The 2012 Audi R8 4.2 is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 mounted behind the passenger compartment that sends 430 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque through an all-wheel-drive system. A six-speed manual transmission with a gated metal shifter is standard, while a six-speed single-clutch automated manual known as R tronic is optional. The R8 4.2 with either transmission went from zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds.


Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, side airbags and knee airbags. Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are available. Multiple R8s have come to a stop from 60 mph in a range between 104 and 108 feet, which is very good. The two-passenger R8 comes standard with six airbags for front, side, and knee protection. Also standard is electronic stability control, and multi-piston brake calipers. For added stopping power, a carbon ceramic brake package is available for all trim levels.

If you are looking for an older model sports car in the Vancouver area, then a 2012 Audi R8 could be the right fit for you. Pfaff Reserve’s inventory is always changing so it is crucial that you check back with us frequently to stay up to date. Chances are, if there is something that you are looking for that is not in our inventory, we can track it down and have it delivered to you!

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