Royal estate: Prince Harry's Audi RS6 hits used market for $139k
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Married life might have pushed Prince Harry to rethink what sort of car he wants to drive, as his high-powered Audi has appeared for sale in the UK just two months after the Royal Wedding, This is Money can reveal.
The high-performance estate car - which has a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine under the bonnet that produces 552bhp - was used by Harry during his blossoming romance to the US actress, with the vehicle first being registered in April 2017 and having just one regal owner on its records.
It's being sold by high-end car dealer Overton Prestige in Derby for £71,900 ($138,900), having covered fewer than 4,500 miles (7242km) during its royal duties.
It appears Prince Harry has expensive tastes when it comes to his motors.
This Audi RS6 Avant cost £91,530 new in the UK, and the newlywed's version has more than £11,000 worth of optional extras added to it - including the much-required privacy glass. That makes this family wagon as well equipped as it is outrageously fast.
It's the car the Prince was pictured in when he attended Pippa Middleton's - sister to the Duchess of Cambridge - wedding accompanied by Meghan Markle in May 2017.
Prince Harry arriving to Pippa Middleton's wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews at St. Mary's Church in Berkshire in May 2017
With a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of just 3.9 seconds, Harry wouldn't have been late for many royal engagements if he took the powerful German estate car.
And, according to the advert listed on Auto Trader, it's also had the top speed restriction removed.
Ordered with the Dynamic Pack, the Duke of Sussex's Audi's limit was increased from 155mph (249km/h) to 174mph (280km/h) - barely any pace for a man who piloted Apache gunships during his time with the armed forces. The Audi is far less obvious than a £27million military helicopter, though.
Finished in a fairly unassuming Daytona Grey, the prince would have been able to escape the clutches of paparazzi in London with relevant ease compared to being chauffeured in a Bentley or Rolls-Royce.
And while it might not be a British brand, Harry has helped to uphold the relationship with the manufacturer, for who Princess Diana was a famous advocate.
He's previously been spotted in a similarly stealthy RS5 model and his connection to the brand saw the former Audi PR boss Jon Zamett receive an invitation to his wedding on 19 May.
It's widely believed that the Royal family has a leasing arrangement with the German car maker, which could offer them up to a 60 per cent discount on their models.
As valued customers, the Royals are able to take advantage of the company's VIP terms and conditions - meaning their cars are also personally delivered.
Such favourable leasing arrangements are not available to ordinary motorists and shows why the Royals have frequently chosen the manufacturer for over a decade.
Covering just 4,464 miles (7184km) in 15 months, this no-longer-wanted Audi RS6 Avant is - as you might expect - like new.
And we doubt many corners were cut during its maintenance schedule while being part of the royal garage.
The listing reveals that the car has a panoramic sunroof, sport suspension, night vision cameras and 22-inch alloy wheels.
It was also delivered with parking sensors, a louder sports exhaust, head-up display and heated seats throughout - because you wouldn't want royalty to have a cold bottom, would you?
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