Of course, you can wonder if an Audi R8 is a classic car. It certainly is not a vintage car, but being a rare super sportscar, it is destined to be or become a classic.
And it is a collectible car anyway. Especially this one. Because this Ara Blue Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI from 2015 used to be the company car of football legend Lionel Messi.
And the good thing is: it’s for sale.
Well, it will be in the July sale of the Hotel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo (HVMC). It is part of the auction that will be held on July 1, 2018, in the Yacht club of Monaco.
So was this really Lionel Messi’s car?
Yes, it was. The car comes with a certificate from Volkswagen of Spain, stating that this very car was in the hands of Lionel Messi during the season 2015-2016, when he was with FC Barcelona.
Not that Messi used the car very often, it has run only 6,351 kilometers.
This R8 is already the second generation. Compared to the first one, it has an improved chassis, where carbonfibre and aluminum have increased the strength of the chassis, but also made it lighter.
The 5.2-liter V10 engine is the same as in the Lamborghini Huracán and delivers 610 hp.
If you can’t wait until summer, you can go and see the car with Audi-dealer Debard, in the French town of Albi, the car is in their showroom.
This highly desirable car is estimated by HVMC to be worth around EUR 200,000 to 240,000.