Generally, the powers of a lightweight supercar are concerned mainly with more mischievous and juvenile things-- though the highly anticipated Audi R8 V10
just helped raise over a million dollars for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County at the 2009 Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance.
The R8 V10 isn't scheduled to land in North America until late this year, though auctioneers accepted bids for the first one planned for our shores. The winning bidder offered to give his rights to the first R8 V10 if Audi would give him the second model available. Subsequently, Audi
agreed-- and the two R8 V10 models sold for a combined $850,000. There was a Ferrari California
up for grabs too- though its final bid was a comparatively meager $350,000.
The lucky winner of the first pair of R8 V10's in the country will enjoy a 525 horsepower V10 engine and Quattro all wheel drive.
"The live and silent auctions at the Gala always feature amazing items," said James E. McDonnell IV, Chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance Event. "But this year we have truly topped the charts. In fact, the auction lineup has made a mark in history by offering one of the most sought after vehicles in the country to guests."