In general, German car brands are always well regarded with regard to quality and performance. Yet there are a handful of brands that again tower above that when it comes to luxury cars and exclusivity. Surely one of the most prominent players from Germany is Audi. In general, they always produce classy cars of high caliber that consumers have little to no complaints about.
Even within the catalog of this German giant there is still some difference in the models, so we decided to take a moment to list our 5 favorite, most exclusive models! Important side-note: Because cars are ultimately more about taste, this one is not in any specific order.
2003 Audi Le Mans Concept
A pioneer within the luxury car market. With its $5 million dollar price tag, the 2003 Audi Le Mans Concept is the second most expensive Audi available, but you definitely get something in return for your pennies; this two-door coupe hides a modest 610 horsepower, 5 liter twin-turbocharged engine under its hood that can reach up to 345 kilometers per hour!
Its market value does depend mainly on its significance to the Audi brand, the parts used in the car (which were of incredibly high quality for 2003), and the fact that there is only one in the entire world, of course.
Its finely crafted, sporty and streamlined appearance was also an inspiration for Audi’s current R8 line which today are considered some of the most prestigious Audi’s on the market. All this put together makes this an absolute must-have for serious collectors around the world, making it one of the German manufacturer’s most beloved and exclusive cars.
Also important to know; that $5 million dollars was paid by a collector at auction several years ago, so chances are you may even pay a little more to be able to park it in your carport!
2000 Audi Rosemeyer Concept
Another iconic development in the Audi branch: the 2000 Audi Rosemeyer Concept. Obviously this is not one you can just get in your driveway, but it certainly deserves a mention in this article for several reasons!
The 2000 Audi Rosemeyer Concept was a tribute to German racing driver Bernd Rosemeyer, who died on Jan. 28, 1938 while attempting to break the land speed record in an Auto Union Type-C streamliner. Later, in 1964 Auto Union was acquired by Audi, so they also honor this piece of history as their own.
Consequently, this car has a special appearance with its Rolls-Royce-like grille, TT-like rear end and open-wheel body style, which is typical of race cars, sports cars and several roadsters. Among other things, this optimizes airflow and makes this beast even more agile.
That agility and firm handling is certainly not superfluous, either. With its iconic W16 engine, it is equipped with an unprecedented amount of power (700hp). As a result, the W16 engine was so innovative that it became an inspiration for the famous and prestigious Bugatti Veyron – one of the most expensive cars in the world. (Hopefully we will soon get it in our collection of exclusive brands )
The 2000 Audi Rosemeyer Concept was first presented at the 2000 Frankfurt auto exhibition where it immediately stood out as a unique piece of technology and design. Unfortunately, only one of these beacons was produced and, of course, it is proudly displayed at the Audi Museum in Ingolstadt, Germany. It is also estimated that this is most likely the most valuable and exclusive car in the Audi Museum’s collection.
Of course, this name absolutely cannot be missing from this list. The Audi R8 is one of the most beloved models because of its design and performance. With its sporty looks and powerful engine, it is a real presence on the road. As previously mentioned, this is the mass-production version of the 2003 Audi Le Mans concept. This monster may be seen íne more often than the above models, but it still remains one of Audi’s most exclusive and luxurious cars because of its price tag.
The numbers don’t lie either: a V10 engine producing as much as 562 hp, standard quattro all-wheel drive and a top speed of about 323 kilometers per hour! Those are numbers that people would love to test on the autobahn, so you see them there just a bit more often than here on the A1 as well. The name R8 again derives from Audi’s R8 race car with which, among other things, they won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 5 times.
The price tag of the Audi R8 is already close to €250,000 which certainly makes it a model for enthusiasts. So having said that, you certainly do get a motley amount of power, speed and comfort in return for your investment. Inside, too, you immediately feel that you are surrounded by pure luxury, and the R8 also comes standard with Audi’s very latest infotainment system; which always does its best to be at the forefront and keep developing with regard to technology. In short; if you can get rid of it, this car is well worth the money.
Audi RS E-Tron GT
Keeping in mind the trend toward electric vehicles, we thought there should be at least one electric Audi on this list. As such, the RS E-tron GT is not just any old one. This Audi is just a tad more expensive than your average Tesla. The Audi RS E-Tron GT carries a price tag of nearly €150,000, making it certainly an exclusive car.
The RS E-tron GT has been the turning point for many to switch to an electric car after all. With a performance not much short of that of the R8, and no direct emissions, this is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market today.
Of course, you can’t just make a claim about that performance without numbers to back it up! With acceleration from 0 to 100 in just 3.3 seconds, a top speed of 250 km/h and a range of over 350 kilometers, this newcomer leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. With a CCS Combo 2 connection, you can charge the RS E-Tron GT at 880 km/h, or you can charge it at home at 58 km/h which means your car goes from 0% to 100% in about 8.5 – 9 hours.
Besides the extremely impressive figures in terms of performance, the interior is also something that makes many mouths drop open. It may be a slightly smaller car in terms of length than others within its segment, but once you get in, you don’t notice any of that. It feels hearty and offers all the comforts you expect from a luxury car. Both on the outside and inside, the RS E-tron GT is chic, elegant and finished to perfection; exactly what we expect from Audi.
Of course, this is yet another awesome move by Audi and shows that we are not done developing in the field of electric vehicles. This only leaves us more curious as to what the future holds for us in this area.
Even in its most standard version, the Audi Q8 is a true status symbol. It is therefore the flagship model of Audi’s SUVs for good reason. A luxurious interior combined with a sporty and sturdy appearance, without losing sight of finish; that’s the Q8.
The Q8 is available with a number of different options in terms of engines, including a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, a 3.0-liter V6 turbo gasoline and a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo gasoline. Its top speed sits around 250 km/h (the Q8 e-tron at 200 km/h) and it pulls up from 0 to 100 in just 5.9 seconds. She also has a power output of 350 hp.
Like the Audi R8, the Q8 also comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive, but in turn offers much more luggage space; from 605 liters even, making it a super family car. The spacious interior, with seas of legroom is also a huge plus!
In short, the Q8 offers a gigantic amount of possibilities in terms of personalizations, upgrades and add-ons, all of which in turn affect performance. It brings power, comfort and style all together in one car and therefore definitely deserves a spot on the list!
We also still regularly have an Audi Q8 or other special Audi’s in our showroom for those interested. We are also always available for those who would like to sell their car through consignment sales! If there are any other questions or comments, you can always contact us via our contact page!