With the successful debut of the R8
in Paris yesterday, the next logical question is when is it going to hit dealers
and what's it going to cost? Auto Motor Und Sport
answers the latter in a recent article on their website, stating that the 420 HP, V8 FSI-equipped model will come in at 104,400 Euros. The currency conversion puts that at about $135,500US, at today's rate, but we'd expect that figure to be closer to the $100k mark when playboys and well-to-do recent divorcees pick up their own in the summer of 2007.
Additionally, Road & Track
put their crack team of photochop gurus on a rendering of the R8 in drop-top form, which can be viewed here
and is rumored
to be available in early 2009.
[Source: Auto Motor Und Sport (translated)
via The German Car Blog