The new Audi R8

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  1. bradc macrumors 6502

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    Here ladies and gents, are a bunh of hi-res shots of the new R8 along with the full explanation.

    Pics at

    http://www.porscheguys.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1245


    All R8 info at http://www.porscheguys.com/files/r8.txt

    I was sketchy at first but I think I like it now. I read the full press release and it sounds like a winner. Obviously Audi knows how to make high performance cars from their absolute domination of LeMans. I think it'll do well because Audi has a lot of customers and I bet a lot of people that have SL500's, 6-Series and 911's. I'll keep my 911 though:)

    I like it though, it sounds like it will handle very well. I pisted this because I'm sure there are fellow car fans out there?
     
  2. job macrumors 68040

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    It's nice, but I'm a little confused as to why Audi would release this, when their corporate cousin, Lambo, already manufactures vehicles similar to the R8.
     
  3. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I don't really like it. It looks more porsche-like than audi-like.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Looks nothing like a (couldn't be bothered to change the design at all) Porsche .

    iRobot anyone.

    Looks amazing, can't wait to see one at the garage.
     
  5. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Porsche crossed with a lambo?
     
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  7. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    it does look like a porsche crossed with a lambo. (now the picture link works for me!) Speaking of porsche, I think they need to do a lilttle update to their styling. What do you think?
     
  8. job macrumors 68040

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    Ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Their general design language hasn't really changed all that much. It makes Porsches some of the most identifiable cars on the road.
     
  9. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    this is true. I'm just saying a little change wouldn't hurt.
     
  10. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I have that car as my background! An amazing machine, might I add.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They do change the Porsche's design. Just not as much as other companies change THEIR designs. It makes the Porsche identifiable immediately, which is good for their company.


    Anyway, the car looks good in white, but not in grey. That black bit on the side also looks atrocious, but I guess this is their way of making sure their car doesn't look exactly like a Lambourghini.
     
  12. bradc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have an '06 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet so I can't comment, I'm obviously bias:p
     
  13. iGav macrumors G3

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    Well... the word on the street is that VW is looking at offloading both Lamborghini and Bugatti, so that probably has something to do with it.

    Regarding the R8... though I've been a big fan of Audi's committed approach to developing its design language in the past, I must say I've been disappointed with how they've progressed since the launch of the new A6 and the subsequent facelift of the A4 too.

    The R8 isn't the Rosemeyer or Nuvolari I was hoping for in relation to it's aesthetics. Shame.
     
  14. job macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I've heard that too...although a lot has been made about Porsche's interest in VW as well. It certainly makes for very interesting corporate relations.

    I hear you on that one.
     
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  16. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    That is one sweet ride :D And it beats a Gallardo with turbo and NOS up to the nose... in NFS Carbon :rolleyes:

    Could it be that I can't drive?

    EDIT: For those looking for the I, Robot car: Audi RSQ
     
  17. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't this supposed to be priced more affordably than the $180,000+ Gallardo? I remember hearing around $150k or something.

    Anyways, I'm mixed on this design. A part of me really likes the lines and the "practicality" of the R8, but the other half secretly yearns for the outrageous, "in-your-face" styling of the R8's wild Italian sister :D
     
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    The Italian has bigger breasts and looks hot in its youth, but once it starts to age, it really shows.
     
  19. job macrumors 68040

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    MSRP *might* be lower on the R8, but given mark-ups and high demand, I'd say anywhere from $110k to $150k sounds about right.

    I can't imagine these cars being sold for more than the 997 Turbo.
     
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