Bidding for the unique R8 V10 was intense but it finally went for $500,000. However, to help raise more money, the winning bidder at the Boca Raton auction offered to give up his rights to the first R8 V10 if Audi would give him the second model available in the U.S. Audi agreed and the two R8 V10 models sold for $850,000 combined.
The R8 V10 5.2 FSI is an impressive car, adding to the finely balanced R8 platform a compact and powerful 5.2L V10 engine generating 525hp (386kW) and 391lb-ft (530Nm) of torque, rocketing the car to 62mph (100km/h) in just 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 196mph (316km/h).
Bidding for the Ferrari California topped out at $350,000Enlarge Photo
Though its release isn't quite as recent, Ferrari's sensuous California also took to the stage. The 460hp (343kW) Italian stallion nearly matches the more powerful Audi's performance with a 'sub-4 second' 0-62mph (100km/h) run, but bids topped out $350,000.