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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:45 PM

9. 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus

Clearly Ford is waging a war against smokers, and that’s fine. We understand that most people probably don’t need an ashtray and lighter so an up-charge for these items is not too unreasonable. But trumping the Mustang in nickel-and-diming is Audi.

The prestigious German marque builds some truly awe-inspiring machines from the sexy and highly functional Allroad wagon to the amazing RS 5 performance coupe to the elegantly understated A8 flagship sedan; the four-ring brand’s got it goin’ on.

But can you believe they have the cajones to charge buyers $100 for an iPod interface in the R8 V10 Plus supercar, a vehicle that can top $180,000? It’s true! At nearly 200 G’s this car ought to include an Apple-approved plug at no extra charge, hell, it ought to have an in-dash steamer that’s always brimming with crab legs and melted butter.

  • Anonymous

    This should be top 10 most annoyingly built article design. What’s wrong with a list? Why are they all separate pages?

  • Errowen

    Why separate pages? Simple — they get paid every time an advert loads.

  • Mike Lliteras

    Theres a bit more to it than a cup and the part of the light that lights the cigs. The wiring, the outlet and the trim piece. $60 is cheap. Not a good start.

  • Mike Lliteras

    Didn’t even mention the $40,000 paint option for the RR Ghost. Whoever wrote this is not a car person.

  • twobitcoder

    Did the story start yet?

  • J Mac

    Those Camaro wheels are just STUPID.

  • ColumWood

    We agree its annoying and we’re going to be moving to a new layout soon that will solve this problem. It’ll diminish our pageviews but we’re confident the improved user experience will be worth it.

  • Rob Ferretti

    you don’t do much research, talking about absurd options that are $under $200 on cars that are $20,000+?
    Ferrari, Lambo, Bugatti, Pagani, Rolls Royce have options that cost as much as these cars. How much does RR charge for the star simulating fiber optic ceiling? Cause everyone needs one of those… Any Ferrari can easily be dressed up with $70k in carbon options. But then again we can also talk about the absurdity of dealer mark ups over sticker for used cars not attributable to options.

  • Cameron Prescott

    Is 10k for carbon ceramic breaks not the industry standard price?

  • Melissa Lennox

    On the number 3, the Chevy Camaro 2SS, you aren’t being completely fair. Compare it to the 1SS and you’ll see that the 2SS has an added USB port, auxiliary gauges, heads-up display, beautiful 21″ rims instead of the 20″ ones you can find on a normal SS, among other things. It’s not that muc hwhen you compare it to the 1SS.

  • johnny rotten

    most car makes charge for a smoker pkg..ie: ashtray and lighter..not just Ford

  • HMS

    your article sucks whoever wrote this obviously isnt a car guy. kill yourself.

  • Rickers

    Agreed. Suicide is obviously the logical result here.

  • whatman

    It’s to measure engagement for their analytics. It provides an easier way for them to see exactly which pages and how much of each article was read in general. Doesn’t stop it from being annoying, but at least there’s a reason.

  • nonobaddog

    These multi-page articles are just too aggravating to even read. I never open them.

  • Tunseeker

    Look at the options list for a Porsche 918 options
    911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder.” ($161,650 or $173,050)
    Weissach package ($84,000)
    Liquid Metallic Silver or Liquid Metallic Chrome Blue paint ($63,000),
    magnesium wheels ($32,500),
    authentic leather interior seating ($26,000),
    carbon fiber interior package ($7500),
    front axle lift system ($10,500)
    , comfort electric heating ($6000, to heat the cabin even when the car is in full electric mode)
    , seat belts with accent stripes ($1800),
    carbon floormat with piping ($1725),
    and a painted key with leather pouch ($1380).

  • Juan

    It’s still a poop load of money.