Alright so as some of you are aware I ended up getting a deal done on a new 2012 R8 V10 6MT last week. The stars aligned for me on this one as I have been wanting a R8 since I first saw one late 2007 and my dream had been of owning a V10 with the 6MT. I figured that this would be the year that I would hopefully get one, and even with that I didn't think it would be until at least summer. But the dream has become reality, and the biggest thanks and shout out goes to my awesome wife who to my amazement gave me the green light to get a new 2012 V10. I thought the chances of her saying yes would be 10% at best, but I guess my persistence (and annoying her lol) paid off.
Originally I figured that a slightly used 2010 or 2011 would probably be the best route for me, but after some research thanks to this board, and also the $25k off advertising on a V8 R8 by Audi Atlanta, I decided to be persistent and contact EVERY dealer in the country with a new 2012 V10 6MT. I almost pulled the trigger on a used 2010 CPO with 4900 miles and almost on a new Phantom Black 2012 with 600 miles on it, but the very last day I received an email from a dealer that the week before was not willing to budge more than $20k off MSRP. Seems a lot of dealers were all over the place on how much they were willing to discount R8's, but at the end I was able to get a sweet deal at almost $33k off msrp! I was even able to get the dealer to work with a local dealer in AZ to get top trade dollar for my rare BMW 1M, hence not needing to transport the 1M across country. So here are the specs on my new ride, which was picked up yesterday by GT-MS and is en route to AZ!
2012 R8 V10 6MT, under 50 miles on ODO
Suzuka Grey Metallic
Enhanced leather pkg
CF interior trim
Instrument cluster in white
Illuminated door sills
Perforated sport steering wheel
Audi Nav Plus with AMI
Needless to say I am f****n ecstatic and cannot wait for the car to get here, hopefully in 5-7 days!!! I hope all goes smoothly during transport as I had a terrible experience a few years ago in which a car suffered severe damage. But last time I used GT-MS everything was perfect so here is hoping for the same! I will post pics after arrival.