The mid-2000s were a fun time for luxury automakers, because they took their most potent, race-bred engines and shoehorned them into their most unassuming sedans. One of the sleepers that so eloquently flew under the radar was this Audi S6 with a crazy V10 engine, which can now be yours for less than the price of a boring-ass Ford Taurus. You’re welcome.
This 2008 Audi S6 doesn’t look as fast as it is, and that’a a very good thing. It’ll blend in with any corporate parking lot on weekdays, and tear up a drag strip or highway on-ramp on the weekend. It houses a mammoth 5.2-liter V10, the same one used in the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo. It can also be modified to sound like a cavalry charge commissioned by God. This silver example looks to be in pretty good shape, and for an asking price that rivals most new economy cars, it’s one hell of a performance bargain.
The car does have a bit of mileage on it (just shy of 100k), but the drivetrain is stout enough that it would be a reliable runner, even at supercar-destroying odometer readouts. Here’s an excerpt from the description:
This gorgeous Audi S6 features a Quartz Grey Metallic exterior over Black leather interior. All books and two master remote keys. PASSED A 110 POINT MD INSPECTION!! Very clean and well maintained fresh local trade! LOOKS AND RUNS GREAT!!
Used luxury cars are my thing, so it’s a definitely must-drive for me. Yes, this car can be a bit tough on the wallet if there’s any sort of major repair afoot, but luxury car ownership is largely a pay-for-play service, and I’m not sure you can get much more naturally aspirated fun for less money, so it may be worth it to take a gamble and check this car out. At the very least, a test drive will let you know what you’re missing.
Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world’s cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he’s the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn’t feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.