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The Good German

  • Jared Paul Stern

Audi R8

The waiting list on a wicked new 420 h.p. $130,000+, all wheel drive Audi R8 is running at least six months, but if you're quick on the draw you can snag one this week at an auction courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman. Of course you'll pay a premium—the bidding starts at $160,000—but then this is no ordinary Audi, and you have to factor in the inestimable value of getting one up on the Joneses.

For starters, the R8 in question is customizable to the winner's specifications by renowned designer Tony Chi from a provocative palette of wood, metal and leather (Purple top-stitching anyone?). Plus any proceeds over and above the $160K starting price will be donated to the winner's charity of choice, so at 0-60 in 4.1 seconds you can leave your guilt in the dust as well. Call 866-510-BGR8 to get in on the action before the hammer falls Friday, but remember, you can only bid once, so now is not the time to channel your inner Grinch.