V10 Quattro: 2007 Audi S8

Got $20k burning a hole in your pocket? You could go buy a new Honda Civic or few year old used Ford Mustang — but what if you want a car with a six figure street presence, a Lamborghini V10, and an annual maintenance budget greater than a Vegas casino?  Find this 2007 Audi S8 here on eBay offered for $21,000 buy it now or make-offer, located in Milwaukie, OR.

Are you insane?  Can you imagine how much this will cost you in maintenance?  Now, hang on a just a second turbo…first, this car doesn’t have any turbos, so there’s that…but also, with only 89k miles on the odometer and a fast internet connection, this car won’t be that bad.  You see, back in the day, if you owned some fancy-pants luxury sedan (like a Maserati Quattroporte) and something went boom, you took it to the dealer or some hairy knuckled independent mechanic who drives new (leased) cars for some unquantifiable reason.  However, today you can quickly determine if that clacking sound you here under the hood is a valve lifter, loose hood ornament, or rattlesnake via a multitude of enthusiast forums populated with 12 year olds experts in your particular make/model/trim/color/smell of automobile.

Thar she blows!  The giant hunk of Aluminum under the hood is a 5.2 liter V10 that borrows many of its components and architecture from the 5.0 V10 in the Lamborghini Gallardo.  All 444 horsepower are routed to all 4 corners via a 6-speed tiptronic automatic and a Torsen center differential.  Compared to the Gallardo, the exhaust note is subdued, but it still sounds like a million bucks.

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