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This is the Highest-Mileage Audi R8 Currently For Sale on Autotrader

Here’s something you don’t see very often: A 2009 Audi R8 with almost 86,000 miles. That would be normal miles for just about any other 2009 car, but it’s a massive total for the R8. The next-highest-mileage R8 listed on Autotrader has somewhere around 55,000 miles, so this one is certainly an outlier.

This particular Audi R8 is offered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Audi Tulsa, and it’s an appealing car: It has a black exterior, a black leather interior and a desirable manual transmission. It’s also a V8 model, which likely makes it a little less expensive than it would be if it had a V10. Just how inexpensive? Audi Tulsa has this R8 listed for $54,888, which is a good price for an R8 — but then again, this one certainly deserves that appealing price due to its mileage.

So who puts 86,000 miles on an R8? According to the Carfax report, this R8 was sold new by Elk Mountain Motors, a small Audi dealership in the Colorado mountains. The first owner registered it in Tulsa and drove it until May, possibly to commute or possibly back and forth to Colorado — it’s hard to tell. The car then arrived at the dealership, who performed a service on it and offered it for sale.

It’s hard to know exactly how much life is left in this R8, though it’s been a fairly reliable car, so this could be a great deal for the next owner.

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  1. My guess is that some exotic car rental company buys it and it will be abused until its wrecked. 

    Would be a sad fate. I love original R8’s but black on black is sort of dull. 
  2. That’s awesome.  How is the servicing and maintenance on these?  Same as other Audi’s or like regular Italian exotics?  If I was in the position, I’d see if I could knock them down to sub-$50K and get it.  I imagine with all of those miles, it’s pretty reliable and any bugs worked out.  Great find.

    • It’s platform is sharde with the Gallardo but was Audi designed. The engine/tranny are normal VWAG so it’s pretty normal in that respect. The scary thing would be if the nav screen were to go bad or something, that’s an expensive piece. 

      I’m pretty sure the body is all aluminum which you’d need good insurance coverage as it’s mega expensive to repair. 
  3. I wish I could afford it, I financed 40k on my vehicle partially due to being upside down but still… Perhaps 10 years from now I’ll be able to afford a 2009 R8 with 158k miles on it. lol

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