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View Poll Results: Audi R8
Sub Zero 38 22.62%
Cool 63 37.50%
Uncool 48 28.57%
Seriously Uncool 19 11.31%
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Audi R8

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Top speed: 301 km/h (187 mph)
0-100 km/h (62 mph): 4.4 seconds
0-100 mph (160 km/h): 10.1 seconds
1/4 mile (~400 m): 12.5 seconds @ 113.2 mph (182.2 km/h)
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Displacement: 4.2 L (4163 cc)
Power: 420 PS (309 kW/414 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm
Torque: 430 Nm (320 ftlbf)
Lateral Acceleration (200 feet (61 m) skidpad): 1.01 g
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Despite it being a Panzerwagen I quite like it and think it's
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I love it
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Verging on cool, but those horrible lights
 
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It's alright....
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Having seen one up close and personal - its about as sexy as it gets

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What he said. :smug:
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I'm sure it's terribly efficient, but also terribly uncool.
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What he said!
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Don't like it. When I can afford to spend that much on a car its an Aston V8 for me. Yeah I know....its the poor mans Aston
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Capable of killing a 911.
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Cool, untill they realise the v12 Diesel version!

(diesel is meant to be quicker than the V8, but not the up and coming V10 - if they can make it stop catching on fire )
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Very cool.
..and very sophisticated.

..does good Donuts too, heres a clip taken an Autotest practice session I was at two weeks ago, when the instructor "borrowed" an R8 for a few minutes.

I'm featured cowering in my blue Autotest Starlet at the side


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Nice engine note.
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I hate myself for saying it. It goes against everything i stand for, but the germans actually got it right with this car. Its not sub zero but close to it.

Excuse me while i go give myself 50 lashes.
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Re: Audi R8

I did test drive it (review here: https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/other...e-review.html).

As I said there, it ticks some, perhaps most, of the boxes but not all and in the looks department, well, it's a minger.

So, I'd say uncool. Should have got a Maserati or an Aston Martin.


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Re: Audi R8

Someone down my street has one and when i see/hear it i'm like niiiice but i'm not like aarrrrgh i want one so bad...like when you hear a aston drive by.

IMO It's to perfect looking.. toy like. it's attractive but it doesn't have the fall in love factor like an 8c or aston.
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Re: Audi R8

I think it seems to be a fantastic car, but like all Audis there's already too many of them around... so... uncool...
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sorry, the car looks like it belongs in the movie robo cop...

very uncool! yuk.
 
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Re: Audi R8

This is another Audi that does almost nothing for me. I'm sure its Technic is very good and all, but I find Audi's clinical, sciencey, efficient, silver German image unappealing. Accordingly I hate their overly obvious product placements in recent movies ('I, Robot', 'Transporter' etc). The only reason I don't give the R8 'seriously uncool' is because I can't rate it lower than the S3!
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Re: Audi R8

its like most things german, its too much the engineers plaything and doesnt make you feel the same way as say an aston or ferrari, or even an alfa. its just a car to me. and a lot smaller than it appears on screen.

im not saying its a bad car but it just doesnt do much for me. still cool though cos its better than a 911
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Re: Audi R8

I quite like it. It certainly appeals to me more than a Porsche as they have been using the same old shape for donkeys years..

I don't think many German cars can be sub zero though as most of them are soul less, so for me it is just "cool".
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Re: Audi R8

I've only ever seen a white one (it's Meister works in Glasgow) and it looks terrible IMHO. May be nicer in an other colour, but LEDs are for torches, not cars. Uncool

p.s. I know I got flamed for a similar comment in the past but...... Is it me, or is it trying to be a Ferrari?
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Re: Audi R8

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I'm sure it's terribly efficient, but also terribly uncool.
Agreed!

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Don't like it. When I can afford to spend that much on a car its an Aston V8 for me. Yeah I know....its the poor mans Aston
I'd take the Aston anyday. So much more of a looker

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So, I'd say uncool. Should have got a Maserati or an Aston Martin.
I think I'd rather have a 20k 3200 on my drive than the Audi if I'm honest.

Or a TVR
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Technically very good.. makes 150 seem like 50.. so what's the point?

Uncool.


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