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Old 05-05-2008, 12:02 PM
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Spotted this one while parking near a posh eatery last night...



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Old 05-05-2008, 12:09 PM
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Thats a good lookin Audi. I would not mind having one of those.



I saw one in Black the other day, and it loooked really good.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:16 PM
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I'm not up too much on Audis...is that one a rear-engineered unit? That black piping/striping looks to be an air-dam of some sort.

Is it?
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:17 PM
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I'm not up too much on Audis...is that one a rear-engineered unit? That black piping/striping looks to be an air-dam of some sort.

Is it?
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:20 PM
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Spotted this one while parking near a posh eatery last night...

One of those was behind me recently, it has a row of funky LED lights under the headlights which ruins the look for me. But I guess a lot of other people think its cool. I heard there are plans to put a V8 in it.
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I didn't know that those came with the ability to freely park in fire lanes. I might have to get one.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:46 PM
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I didn't know that those came with the ability to freely park in fire lanes. I might have to get one.
Make sure you have enough cash for a big tip too. I'll bet the valet does not let that parking spot go cheap.
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I don't go out much, but leaving a good tip is never a problem.

I wonder how much it would cost to paint that hideous rear panel, so it matched the rest of the car.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:01 PM
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The R8 does have the V8.


They are planning to do a V12 TDI, but the only thing holding it back is finding a light weight 6 Speed manual that will cope with the massive torque.
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If its the new R8 TDI I'll take it.
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The R8 does have the V8.


They are planning to do a V12 TDI, but the only thing holding it back is finding a light weight 6 Speed manual that will cope with the massive torque.
Thanks for the correction, I could not recall the details. A V12 TDI would make this a truly impressive ride. Also I think you can order the car with a color matched side panel but not sure if I have that correct either.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:35 PM
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The large expanse of black grill doesn't look right on a super car. Nor does the big black panel on the side. I think it also needs a little "kicker" in the rear so the lines don't fall off so dramatically.

That said, I would still drive it!
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:57 PM
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Anyone remember that Godfather-esque superbowl ad of the R8? That was a pretty good one.

I have never noticed that black panel on the side, it is really an eyesore. Plus who would get such a boring color on such a dynamic looking car.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:02 PM
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I saw a black R8, with the panel in orange.....



It looked good....


I was on the freeway though, so no pictures...
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:59 PM
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Top Gear test drove it - Clarkson fell in love with it. (can't say I didn't)

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