The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

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    The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    2008 Audi R8 unveiled



    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 414 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 standard xenon headlamps surrounded by an LED cluster. Claimed 0 to 62 mph time is 4.6 seconds, though this number is likely conservative. Developing story… Gallery after the jump…

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    wowwwww
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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    the cut off shot looks really good then you get the rest and ugh
    its not very attractive

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    One of the best interiors, if not THE best, for a supercar!

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    2006 Paris Motor Show: Audi R8 unveiled

    Paris Motor Show: Audi R8









    For more information: In Detail: The New Audi R8.

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by DuSpinnst
    I think it is ugly.
    No it isn't.

    Here's why:




    I think it is beautiful.

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    I really don't like the black side vents or whatever they are. Not fond of the area under the headlights either. I think they are trying to mix it up a little, but IMO I think it could be an Avalanche repeat (looks/sells better w/o cladding).

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    I love that Car, ts amazing.
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    Re: 2006 Paris Motor Show: Audi R8 unveiled

    How about in black?




    Mine would have to look like this!

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    You gotta give Audi props for producing their concepts- especially concepts like this one with a controversial design. Nearly every other automaker out there is too chicken. Maybe not Nissan, though.

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    It's nice, but I feel the grilles are too imposing IMO. If Audi got rid of the ones under the lamps or even made them smaller, I'd love it instead.

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    Maybe the moderators could merge the threads: https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/s...ighlight=Paris

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    I think that the LED layout/outline is pretty cool looking. It is a decent looking car, although I am not a huge fan of the color offset behind the door. I would think it would be a little quicker, but who knows.

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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    i feel like the front half and the rear half are two different vehicles. (when viewed from the side)

    the dash cluster looks awesome. but the rest is like recycled galardo and tt. BORING!



    AND why does the fuel door have to "stand out" like that? can't it be a little less obvious?
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    Re: The Competition: 2008 Audi R8 unveiled

    Ive noticed supercars have a weird look when viewed from the side.

    Due to the long front overhang, short rear overhang and that big rear slant that almost gives an impression that the cabin is going to be in front of the front wheels.

    I think its pretty nice.
    The front is a great display of illusion. It looks like the car has popup headlights but the headlights are really just below the hoodline.

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