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Old 08-16-2006, 07:06 PM
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:25 PM
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ROFL unpainted lowers? What is this a FWD a4?
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wtf is audi doing?
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:11 PM
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http://videos.streetfire.net/video/e...2500fffd84.htm

video of it with sound, some good footage of it taking off

And the damn car wont have unpainted lowers, sheesh.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
http://videos.streetfire.net/video/e...2500fffd84.htm

video of it with sound, some good footage of it taking off

And the damn car wont have unpainted lowers, sheesh.
looks like it might be pretty bad ass when all is said and done. just not too sure if its a little too bubble looking for my taste
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Looks like they put a random front and back end together and forgot to patch up the dividing line.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:47 AM
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looks awkward and incomplete.
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:15 PM
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MT mag claims that a cabrio version of the R8 has been greenlighted for MY '09.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:09 PM
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loosk tiny! and i agree looks unfinished!
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:28 PM
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:29 PM
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From Leftlanenews...

Audi has just unveiled the 2008 R8 — its first ever production supercar. Sales will begin in the first half of 2007 for the United States and Europe. The car has a 420 horsepower high-revving V8 engine and all-wheel-drive. It uses the mid-engine Lamborghini Gallardo platform, and will sell for around $100,000 — positioning it squarely against the BMW M6 and Aston Martin Vantage. It features LED headlamps surrounded by LED running lights and indicators. LEDs are also used in the engine bay to make the impressive V8 visible even at night. Claimed 0 to 62 mph time is 4.6 seconds, though this number is likely conservative.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:07 PM
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Hmmm...pics went all Red Xed...

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Can't see anything

Edit: I can now.
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Originally Posted by uzzmaan
Can't see anything
Really? Even the post RIGHT above yours...?
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:12 PM
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Much better than the spy pics were making it out to be.

Yumchah, you must've posted the correct links just as I was making the edit to my post
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:15 PM
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Well, it's okay looking...but, for its price, I can find better.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
Well, it's okay looking...but, for its price, I can find faster.

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That black side panel really needs to be body color......other than that its cool.

Interior is very nice.
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
Well, it's okay looking...but, for its price, I can find better.

I'd get one just cause it would be different... around here... AMG's, M's, 911's are a dime a dozen... no, it's NOT quite as fast 0-60 than some other cars in the price range... but I can just imagine pullin' up to some fancy restaurant's valet
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fewf! that's a relief! i was very disappointed by the spy photos...
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no V10 option?
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Beltfed

Interior is very nice.

Yea for now, wait till they dumb it down for the U.S
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Yea for now, wait till they dumb it down for the U.S
mhmmm, theyll ditch that wheel and you cant see them but im willing to bet it has those rediculous bucket seats from the RS4, theyll ditch those too...
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Originally Posted by Beltfed
That black side panel really needs to be body color......other than that its cool.

Interior is very nice.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:11 AM
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Personally, if Audi just used either of their very purdy concepts from 1991, like the Spyder or the Avus, I'd be giddy as a skoolgirl.

Spyder:


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this is the only car i can remember seeing and actually being sad that i will never be able to afford it : (
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The black side panel is
The interior is
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You can see early traces of the Veyron in these Audi concept pics.
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Post Audi R8 to get Bang & Olufsen audio

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Audi today announced its highly anticipated R8 sports car will feature a Bang & Olufsen audio system. "It is the finest sound system ever fitted to a sports car," says the managing director of Bang & Olufsen Automotive, Jens Peter Zinck. It has 12 speakers driven by 10 discrete channels of amplification and digital signal processing, producing a total amplifier power of 465 watts. It features:


1 x subwoofer – 130 mm in bass reflex cabinet
2 x front door woofer – 200 mm
1 x centre speaker – 35×70 mm
2 x front midrange speaker – 80 mm
2 x front tweeter – 25 mm
2 x rear tweeter – 25 mm
2 x rear midrange-woofer – 168 mm

10-channel amplifier with a combined power output of 465 watts
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Vehicle Noise Compensation with microphone input to analyse engine and different frequency bands
True Image™: Proprietary Bang & Olufsen 2-to-5.1 channel upmix algorithm
Tailor made for the Audi R8 as regards both design and sound design
Designed by David Lewis

The price for the Bang & Olufsen Sound System is approximately $1,500
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i want this car!!
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how are you supposed to use the button on the door behind that CF trim piece?
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
The black side panel is
The interior is
get the car in black... problem solved
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Originally Posted by deandorsey
this is the only car i can remember seeing and actually being sad that i will never be able to afford it : (
The way Audi's historically depreciate, you might surprise yourself.

Well that is unless of course you have other baggage.....like kids.

Then maybe not.

Overall though, I'm not really entirely impressed the more I look at it, looks weird from the side (proportions seem off).

Still love that interior though.
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Originally Posted by stangg172004

how are you supposed to use the button on the door behind that CF trim piece?
It's doable, I think you just have to train yourself to remember the buttons are there and stick your finger in to use them. No doubt you won't be able to see them while driving, though.
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