I agree R8 will ermain the name of the car ... regardless of its powerplant ... there were early rumours ... even agreement amongst many enthusiasts and journos ... that the obvious name would be R9 ... because it would sit at the next obvious number in the Audi naming system ... but it would also occupy the number between the R8 (racer and limo) and the new R10 diesel racer.The R8 name should stick with the car, even if it has a V10 or Diesel. In fact, when the car was first announced they didnt even mention the V8, just the Gallardo based V10 detuned to have less horsepower.
I agree. I don't think the poll is realistic. I'm guessing it'll be around $25k difference which I'm willing to pay over a NEW R8 V8. But, if the economy and launch of the V10 does any harm to the prices of the existing, already owned, but barely used V8 cars, then I'm going after a used V8 car.It will certainly be more than a $10,000 difference....
You should repost the poll in denominations of $10,000.
I just ordered a 2011 and didn't have to pay any premium. If you search you can find dealerships that never charge over MSRP. It was difficult finding an allocation but I was able to eventually find one for both a 2011 Spyder and coupe. Both dealerships did not charge over MSRP. In Ca, will not mention the dealership, they are charging a 30K premium. When I ask them why the said " is because the market could stand it". In my opinion charging over MSRP does not tend to build a long-term loyal customer because you always feel the dealership is gouging you. Since I am not being charged over MSRP I will more likely be loyal to that dealership and will make referrals whenever I can. In the long run the dealership that I orderd the R8 5.2 from will make more money. Its sad but we live in a greedy society that wants instant gratification. This is just my opinion.$5,000 but then the V10 seems to come with a lot of V8 options as "standard" equipment.
Audi don't seem to have any such qualms in Australia on their own account, the V10 manual Spyder is $A275,000 (GBP 162k, USD 240k) before you add A$100k in government taxes (made worse because they are a % of Audi's price), then the dealer adds A$10k in dealer delivery charge, which is one expensive car wash!Audi frown on premiums in the UK