Our modern supercar expert, Philip Richter, has been waxing enthusiastic about his 2008 Audi R8. With a gated six-speed gearbox and 4.2L V8, he traded his AMG SL 55 for it.
I accept his enthusiasm and endorsement of the car. He just pointed me at a 20,000-mile V8 with an SMG that sold on BaT for $56,000.
Philip is a fanatic about low-mileage cars and with manual gearboxes. Me, not so much. And I am only interested in the automatic SMG, not the six-speed manual.
So here’s the question. The real dilemma here is not whether the car represents value. The question is garage space: For an R8 to fit, something has to go.
If we are looking at supercars only, which would you choose to let go?
Would you sell the AMG SL55, the 1971 Jaguar E-type V12 2+2 or the Porsche 928 (which I haven’t even driven yet)?
I’m in no hurry. There is no shortage of 2008 R8s, and I am enjoying traipsing through this world of depreciated, reliable, competent supercars.
I look to you for your advice. If you had to sell one of the cars I already own, which would it be? Or should I just do nothing and enjoy the cars I have.
Don’t worry, I won’t make the decision solely based on your recommendation. But I will be very interested to read what you have to say.