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Audi R8

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  • npernper Posts: 6
    I have just added an album of pics I took while they were shooting the R8 for the press kit. Check them out in my albums. The car is absolutely gorgeous and the engine sound is awesome. I have no doubt it will be a hot seller.
  • Cool, thanks for sharing. Here's the link in case others want to view your albums:
    http://www.carspace.com/nper

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Awesome pics! Audi really needed this type of car. Now if they follow it up with a stunning A4 they'll be making real progress in the U.S. market.

    If it is alright with you I'll post one of your pics on Germancarzone, they're going to go nuts!!!!!

    M
  • npernper Posts: 6
    Sure thing, post them anywhere you'd like. I am sorry I did not get a chance to take a pic of the interior, but I had to go get my camera, and by the time I got back, they were in a rush. Glad you liked the pics. Once again, the car is UNBELIEVABLE and stunning.
  • npernper Posts: 6
    Hey simonsays,
    a) the people who will buy this car are not interested in having the fastest or most powerful car on the road. Instead, they like latest technology, safety of AWD, the nicest interior in any sports car and the prestige of owning a (fairly) limited edition piece of machinery.
    b) The 4.2L V8 is the mid-level engine. Wait till you see the V10 with (rumored) twin turbos, pushing north of 550hp. Anyways, the 420hp is more than enough in such a small and light car.
    c) This is a much more civilized car than the awesome but not very user-friendly Gallardo.
    d) In case you did not know, Audi will take on the Lambo with the V10 version, as they seem hell-bent on having a car for every niche of the market, which pisses some of the companies from the WAG off.
    e) I think you need to drive the car before you call it a "pile of junk".
  • Thought you all would enjoy these...
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  • Saw an R8 in the flesh today here near Lake Las Vegas, all I can say is WOW, the front 3/4 view reminded me of a Ferrari F430, very hot, plus the V8 makes a really nice growl on acceleration. Hope this link works...

    http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AbN2LVo5atG3j
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    The R8 is a stunner alright. Thanks for the pics!

    M
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    the more I want this car. Only the blade detracts from the overall appearance, but the rest of it is so delicious that I can overlook the blade.

    I don't get pumped up about entries in the "supercar" segment very often, but this is one that fosters serious lust factor for me.

    Now, how to explain to the Mrs. that we're moving to a mobile home...
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    Gee, thanks a lot, bud! ;)

    Red one I've seen in older promo shots, but I notice it isn't on the "microsite". S'okay. My thought is that if you feel you have to buy a car like that in red, you're compenstaing somethin' fierce...

    Nice post, Merc.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Yeah red is a little garish for such a car. Audis are so rich in details and their interiors are the best going IMO:

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    Such an alluring car no matter what part of it you focus on:

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    M
  • Went to the Chicago Auto show and saw the R8 in person.

    What a hot car!! Mid Engine, lots of carbon fiber...

    Super Hot... here are a few photos.

    http://www.taxicabs.com/autoshow/chicago2007/Audi/R8/index.html

    Just click the photo to advance to the next one.
  • cartitanscartitans Posts: 1
    Seen one live at my local Audi dealer... get close to it, kneel down and watch the car from behind... one of the nicest things you'll ever see :)

    Michael
    Webmaster - Supercar wallpapers and car videos on CarTitans.com
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Any1 lucky here got a R8 it is a beauty :surprise:
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I had one out on-track with us at Pocono Raceway last weekend at a local NASA HPDE. Very nice tone and overall great almost-super-car.

    -mike
  • DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE HIGH-PITCHED WHINING SOUND THAT IS HEARD IN THE ENGINE BAY WHEN THE DRIVERS DOOR OR ENGINE BAY LID IS OPENED. IT ONLY OCCURS AFTER THE VEHICLE SETS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THANKS.

    R8SELMA
  • dloopdloop Posts: 1
    This seems like a total waste. What's the point? They already own Lamborghini, why would you make an Audi to compete with it? I predict that this is just another Pheaton in the making. People rightly concluded that it was stupid to buy a Pheaton when you could have an A8. Likewise, it would be stupid to buy an $200K+ R8 when you could have a Gallardo.
  • kurtamaxxxguykurtamaxxxguy Posts: 1,747
    I visited my local Audi dealer today and posed them the question:

    "Are there any difference in how customer service is handled for owners of R8 .vs. A4 Avant ? (differences in loaner policy, warranty thoroughness, etc)"

    The sales rep, one of the dealer's long termers, told me the service is exactly the same.

    Uh...
    We're talking a $200,000 vehicle .vs. a $50,000 vehicle; A 4:1 price difference. And the service the $200,000 vehicle owner gets is the same ???
    I would assume the service department would at least try a little harder for R8 owners, especially if (as this dealer told me) customers are now waiting over a year just to __purchase__ one.

    Also, has any R8 owner posting here had experience with their R8's in winter weather?
    Or is the R8 really intended for moderate climates?
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