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knicks125
05-09-2005, 06:02 PM
<A HREF="http://www.autocar.co.uk/news_article.asp?na_id=214903" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autocar.co.uk/news_...14903</A><p>My favorite concept car to date <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Could be my favorite car soon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

the future
05-10-2005, 02:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>auto, motor und sport</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Rollendes R: Audi-Supersportwagen R9<p>Aus der IAA-Studie Le Mans wird der R9 - ein geschlossener Sportwagen auf Lamborghini-Basis mit V8- und V10-Motor. Debt: 2006. Serienstart: 2007. <p>Den Rivalen BMW fest im Blick, planen die Ingolstdter eine Power-Offensive ohne Gleichen. Image-Zugpferd Nummer eins ist der bei der IAA 2003 als Le Mans-Studie gezeigte, auf dem Lamborghini Gallardo basierende Audi-Sportwagen. Ende April fiel in der Produkt-Strategie-Kommission (PSK) des Mutterkonzerns VW die Entscheidung, den eleganten Renner an Anfang 2007 in Serie zu bauen. Unter dem Audi-typischen Krzel R9 wird er bereits Ende nchsten Jahres prsentiert.<p>Der V10-Motor aus dem Lamborghini ist um 50 auf 450 PS gedrosselt - so wahrt Audi den Respektabstand zur konzerneigenen Luxusmarke. Der R 9 V10 wird ebenso mit einem klassischen Sechsgang-Handschaltgetriebe ausgerstet wie die zeitgleich prsentierte Einsteiger-Variante mit V8-Motor. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>At the end of the year 2006, Audi will present the "R9", a mid-engine supercar based on the Lamborghini Gallardo. It will feature V8 and V10 engines with up to 450 hp. The concept car "Le Mans" that was shown at the IAA 2003 gives us a hint a the forthcoming R9.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/audi_355.90374.jpg" BORDER="0">

JBlair
05-10-2005, 07:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>freeezer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">At the end of the year 2006, Audi will present the "R9", a mid-engine supercar based on the Lamborghini Gallardo. It will feature V8 and V10 engines with up to 450 hp. The concept car "Le Mans" that was shown at the IAA 2003 gives us a hint a the forthcoming R9.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/audi_355.90374.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe (and I think Seller Automotive can back me up, unless it has changed over the last few days), that this car will be called the A9 to fit with Audi's naming strategy for its' coupes.

Charger
05-10-2005, 08:00 AM
I hope it's not R9. A9 sounds better to me.

Santeno
05-10-2005, 08:03 AM
didn't they give the green light to some version of this quite some time ago? Wasn't it supposed to share parts with Lamborghini?

JBlair
05-10-2005, 08:05 AM
And I forgot to mention that no R9 moniker has been trademarked, but Audi has trademarked every number from A1 to A9, lending some credibility to my assertion.

BMW-fanatic
05-10-2005, 08:22 AM
It's going to be the A9. The SUV's will be called Q... There will be no R.

AM2
05-10-2005, 08:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">didn't they give the green light to some version of this quite some time ago? Wasn't it supposed to share parts with Lamborghini?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think the Audi's platform will be derived from a Lamborghini Gallardo.<br>

r3vilo
05-10-2005, 10:10 AM
it would be sensible in a way to call it the R9, as the Le Mans car is the R8

Comrade
05-10-2005, 10:16 AM
If they call it the <I>A9</I>, then would there be a <I>S9</I> and a <I>RS9</I>? It's too many options for a supercar, but I guess it's ok since the 911 has 5 different versions.

Seller Automotive
05-10-2005, 10:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">didn't they give the green light to some version of this quite some time ago? Wasn't it supposed to share parts with Lamborghini?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It was never made "official" everyone and their mother over at Audi said "its happening".. but the main Audi Bosses never gave an official green light (until now!).<p>I acually really like the idea of calling it the "R9"<br>R9 and RS9 work well with each other.. I dont think there'd be any confusion about which is better.<p>Heres a thought for everyone, What if Audi didnt give their Coupes "S" versions.. instead coupes get "R"<br>so "R5", "R7", "R9".. something to seperate their coupes and make them seem sportier. Then obviously RS5, RS7, RS9.<p>Calling it the A9 makes it sound like "Just another Audi".. which it clearly isnt.. this baby is special.<br>Whoever mentioned above about the relationship with "R9" and the R8 LeMans car.. I like that. I think its perfect (R8 is the race car, R9 is the road car).<br>

gone with the wind
05-10-2005, 01:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Seller Automotive</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> I think its perfect (R8 is the race car, R9 is the road car). </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Sorry but " the Audi R9" will be the new LM Prototyp for Le Mans 2006.<br>It wil probably Audi S9 with a 4.2 V8 FSI (RS4 Engine) and RS9 with ????? engine.<br>Personaly i hope it will be called "Audi RSQ" like Audi "Race Sport Quattro"<p>wfg, Hans.

Superfresa
05-10-2005, 04:11 PM
Wow they're actually MAKING that concept? That's so cool!<p>Although this should rather be the next Audi TT <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

VexedandGlorious
05-10-2005, 04:29 PM
i glad theyre making this also,and i like the name r9 sounds more sportier than A9.

OA4E
05-11-2005, 04:41 AM
I think, it will not be called R9, because as Iceman already said, R9 will be the new Le Mans prototype. I read it in an Audi Newsletter, too.

Reppu
05-11-2005, 06:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Seller Automotive</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Heres a thought for everyone, What if Audi didnt give their Coupes "S" versions.. instead coupes get "R" so "R5", "R7", "R9".. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here you go<p>R5 <br><IMG SRC="http://www.renault16.com/images/r5berg.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>R7 <br><IMG SRC="http://espanol.geocities.com/renaultoriginal/america-latina/espana/espana_renault7-portada.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>R9 <br><IMG SRC="http://www.car-pictures-photos-pics.com/Renault/9/2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Years ago, when they had no names but numbers, all renaults where known in Spain as the 'R4', 'R5'....etc. Names with no glamour at all.

Naga Royal Guard
05-11-2005, 06:39 AM
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Pedigreepaul
05-11-2005, 10:37 AM
Although the R5 was very succesfull

Superfresa
05-11-2005, 06:50 PM
and the R4 was the best!!<p>Anyway, didn't know there was an R7...

Bass-o-Matic
05-13-2005, 06:07 PM
siete was a spanish market-developed car, right? I don't think it was available for sale outside of Spain<p>(Help me out here... were the local Renaults built under license? I seem to remember FASA as the manufacturer... Is that right?)<p>

Seller Automotive
05-14-2005, 01:01 PM
Anyways.... All this talk about "R" is starting to sound dumb... for me it was a pipedream for Audi to hopefully take a risk and set their Coupes above all their sedans in terms of prestige and performance.<p><br>For sake of a NEW argument.. Lets say it is called "A9".. someone mentioned above that it would seem confusing to have 3 versions of its supercar.. I agree and disagree at the same time.<p>I agree at any other company, "normally" this wouldnt make much sense.<p>I disagree because Audi already has its "model-line" defined by cars like the A4, S4, RS4.. and A6, S6, RS6.. and hopefully a similar trend with the rumored A5 and A7 coupes.<p>Continuing.. Lets say Audi DID do 3, A9.. S9.. RS9.<p>in the A9, the smallest engine I could see them offering is the upcoming RS4 4.2 V8 with 414hp. They want to be competitive with Porsche's 911, so the Power/Weight ratio needs to make sense. The Gallardo already weighs about 3500 pounds. I ASSUME the Audi will weigh more, and I believe the Audi will be bigger (mentionings of interior space and roof line growing from the gallardo). If the "BASE" A9 will be the first version of this hopefully very successful Audi Supercar, They gotta be coming to the party with more Power to Weight than their competitor Porsche. If the base model cant stand on its own.. The following for the car wont grow as large (and if you ask me, will FAIL marketing 101).<p>Next, "S9".. With this model I see a very easy exchange of what looks to be the same engine going in both the next S6 and S8, the "5.2 V10"(rumored still I know). As far as Output, I could see the S9 using what will be the exact same engine from the next S8 (save cash on development, helps lower msrp, keeps things uniform, less reliability/quality issues). I know the S8's power output is still all just rumors/speculation.. But I tend to believe many of the rumors that say it will have over 500hp (500-520).<p>So there we go, Within hopefully 2 years of the "A9" launch, we have both a very Strong Base "A9", and a Very Strong "S9".<p>RS9??? Before even speculating about this model, we need to first try and understand if Audi needs to worry about stepping on any (lamborghini) toes. I personally dont think they need to worry nor care about anything lamborghini. The RS cars have Always been VERY rare, and the RS6 was only sold for 1 year (enzo style)... build a batch, and thats it. RS4? will that only be sold for 1 year? Its gonna cost $70k, might be just high enough to kill it as a "volume" vehicle. Questions Questions Questions.<p>IF there is an RS9, and IF my speculation/points about the A9 and S9 were true/reasonable.. The only engine choice I could imagine for the RS9 would be a larger displacement of the S9 V10, bump it up 50hp, say 550-570(which im sure will be close to if not a tad above the "at-the-time"(many updates coming) Gallardo). After you bump the power.. add special parts that bring the weight down, same way they did on the RS4 and S4.<p><br>My own concluding thoughts... I really feel like Audi is trying to push their "RS" cars and market them more now than ever.. Enthusiasm for "S" vehicles over at Audi (and atleast here in the usa) seem to be at an all time low. After typing all this, and thinking more and more about what makes "sense" and whats "possible" for Audi, a gut feeling makes me think Audi will completely Forgo the "A" designation on the supercar. For marketing reasons, and to bring back much Enthusiam to many of its current product lines, I feel Audi should name the Base/Launch vehicle.. the S9

erzhik
05-16-2005, 06:09 PM
yeah, well done Audi..<br>Hopefully it will be better looking than 6 series

Jic Vega
06-01-2005, 03:03 PM
R5 copa turbo... A car from the 90s with 120 hp and only 850 kg.<p>RESPECT THE R5. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

SELLER
06-01-2005, 04:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>7 speed SMG</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The Sources I have tell me that the name will be R9 and it will have a LAMBO Gallardo 5.0 V10 detuned to 450hp to avoid competition betwen brands... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hope that becomes reality.. R9 is my pick for its name.. leaves good marketing for an RS9.. while at the same time making the "R" Badge a whole new potential model structure down the road for other Audi vehicles.<p>If the newest re-rumors about the RS6 are true, a Twin Turbo V10.. that engine I would imagine would almost be guaranteed to go in a future RS9.<p>I've wondered lately how Audi is going to justify a 550hp RS6 and a 450hp R9.. I would think their supercar should have the most power of the entire Audi line. (Perhaps more speculation about an RS9 needs to be discussed).

Comrade
06-01-2005, 09:07 PM
Were you Seller Automotive? I'm curious, why did you get a new account?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Comrade at 11:30 PM 6/1/2005</i>

SELLER
06-02-2005, 12:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Were you Seller Automotive? I'm curious, why did you get a new account?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes I was. Changed my name to better suit changes made within my company.

knicks125
10-23-2005, 06:21 PM
FYI - That red car caught testing is not the R9. We have such shot in the A5 thread but still need to be identified<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_08_Audi_R9.S178.A9517.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Audi's Le Mans concept car appeared for the first time at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. Now the company is about to develop a production version of the super sports car, to be dubbed R9. <p>The first prototype mule has been sighted testing at the Nrburgring. It is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo and scheduled for launch next year. Production is set to start in the beginning of 2007. The V-10 engine from the Gallardo has been de-powered to 450 hp, and the two-seater will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. The basic model will be equipped with a V-8 engine-the same one already being used in the Audi RS4.<p>The Audi R9 is said to be an everyday car just like the Porsche 911, yet even more comfortable. It is expected to compete also against the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.<p>Our photos show a prototype for the production version ,as well as an illustration based on the 2003 concept Le Mans.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 10:38 PM 10/23/2005</i>

gone with the wind
10-24-2005, 11:44 AM
Here a photoshop of how the Production version can go look like.<p><IMG SRC="http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5817/audir9quattro2ay.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>wfg, Hans.

synthesis
10-24-2005, 04:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FYI - That red car caught testing is not the R9. We have such shot in the A5 thread but still need to be identified<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_08_Audi_R9.S178.A9517.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Concerning that red prototype... If TCC is correct, how does someone see it and immediately think "hmm that must be the R9!?" <p><br><i>Modified by synthesis at 11:22 PM 10/24/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by synthesis at 11:22 PM 10/24/2005</i>

5.9LITRE
10-24-2005, 05:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>synthesis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">[QUOTE=knicks125]Concerning that red prototype... If TCC is correct, how does someone see it and immediately think "hmm that must be the R9!?" </TD></TR></TABLE><p>They probably saw the massively wide rear tires and assumed it was the R9 b/c of that alone...

against the wall
10-24-2005, 05:51 PM
audi should change the name of this before they get sued again. This time by MB. shouldnt mb have trademarked their <U>R</U> class?

SELLER
10-24-2005, 09:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">audi should change the name of this before they get sued again. This time by MB. shouldnt mb have trademarked their <U>R</U> class?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What about the Infiniti M35 and M45... wouldnt Mercedes have sued them because of their M-Class(ML)?<p>Or possibly BMW... with the "M" cars.<p>No one is going to get sued over this.. if they do, Audi can just claim Infiniti and several other companies are doing the same thing.<p>Mercedes nor any single manufacturer can go up against SEVERAL brands.

knicks125
10-25-2005, 04:50 AM
The likelihood for the M35/45 being sued by Mercedes is remote at best; BMW might have some case but I can't see how. The bottom line, it all comes down to the wording of the trademark, location of registration, and so on...<p>We have a thread setup in another section of this forum whre we can go into details on these:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17274" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17274</A><p>Please discuss there if you'd like and keep on topic (R9) over here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:23 AM 10/25/2005</i>

ipgy
11-08-2005, 12:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FYI - That red car caught testing is not the R9. We have such shot in the A5 thread but still need to be identified<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_08_Audi_R9.S178.A9517.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A><p><i>Modified by knicks125 at 10:38 PM 10/23/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>in my opinion this is a test mule (modified Gallardo) for the Audi R9: <p><IMG SRC="http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/447/csnla90ak.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>(source: ipgy)<br>

protocatcher
11-08-2005, 01:20 AM
Thats my opinion too, especially as it sound so much different then the Gallardo .

Ascariss
11-08-2005, 07:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ipgy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>in my opinion this is a test mule (modified Gallardo) for the Audi R9: <p><IMG SRC="http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/447/csnla90ak.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>(source: ipgy)<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>protocatcher</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats my opinion too, especially as it sound so much different then the Gallardo .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would tend to agree, it is mid engined of course and why have a front engined A6 as a mule, makes no sense. Plus you can hide the R9 much easier in a gallardo body too.

against the wall
01-27-2006, 04:46 PM
<A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6060127.001" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...7.001</A><p>yay its staying true to the concept from the looks of it.

SHEPO
01-27-2006, 04:53 PM
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wdogmedia
01-27-2006, 04:53 PM
Beautiful. Fuzzy, but beautiful.<p>Just me, or is there just a smidge of Cayman in the rear 3/4 view?

LEXUS FAN!
01-27-2006, 07:05 PM
i'm glad they stuck to the original design<p>i like it

Paul2006
01-28-2006, 12:42 PM
I remember <I>Audi</I> said that the styling differences between concept and production car would only be obvious to the designers and engineers. I was skeptical about statement.<p>Well, so far they are keeping to that. I cannot wait for this car. <I>Audi</I> quality with supercar performance? What more could you want...<p>I would love to put my name down for one but God only knows how expensive they will be here in rip-off Ireland!

against the wall
01-28-2006, 03:55 PM
i thought this would have the performance of a lambo at the price of porshce. and i think audi themselves said that.

HXC Performance
01-28-2006, 05:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i thought this would have the performance of a lambo at the price of porshce. and i think audi themselves said that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It will.. the RS4 is already nearing the Performance of the Gallardo on a Track.. The R8 should be lighter, and probably get a boost in power, the FSI 4.2 is rumored to be undergoing testing with 440-450hp.

against the wall
01-28-2006, 07:46 PM
really, i heard near 500hp.

Marticos
01-30-2006, 06:42 AM
First pics and info of R8, in the middle of the snow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060127.001/6060127.001.Mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A> <br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060127.001/6060127.001.Mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6060127.001" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...7.001</A>

Comrade
01-30-2006, 08:05 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">really, i heard near 500hp.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>yeah right, 500hp out of only 4.2 liters of displacement. What do they have a V10 for?<p>Marticos, check last page. But thanks anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
01-30-2006, 10:52 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah right, 500hp out of only 4.2 liters of displacement. What do they have a V10 for?<p>Marticos, check last page. But thanks anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Anything's possible in this day and age, dude. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
01-30-2006, 02:41 PM
LOL! true.. Well then be my guest, I'd love to see it happen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
01-30-2006, 03:44 PM
im confused about ur post comrade. i thought this was getting the gallardo v10 with the 500hp.

Comrade
01-30-2006, 07:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RunningOfTheRings</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...the FSI 4.2 is rumored to be undergoing testing with 440-450hp.</TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">really, i heard near 500hp.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>As you can see above, I thought you were commenting on the 4.2 FSI.<p>A lot of magazines say that the R8 will have a 5L V10 producing 520HP, which is the amount of HP the '06 Gallardo has.

Reppu
01-31-2006, 12:03 AM
V10 straight from the S8 sounds more logical to me. I don't think Audi will want to weaken Lambo's position. Remember that Lamborghini is under Audi control and both report their results to VAG together.

geary
01-31-2006, 12:32 AM
One clear ommision from the Le Mans sow car is LED lights. <A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060127.001/6060127.001.Mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p>It's kind of a shame, I was hoping Audi would break all new ground. I don't see why they can't. Any first that a marque can claim is surely a marketing and historical badge of honour. :(

haji
01-31-2006, 10:34 AM
<A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_1952.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/news...shtml</A>

HXC Performance
01-31-2006, 10:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">V10 straight from the S8 sounds more logical to me. I don't think Audi will want to weaken Lambo's position. Remember that Lamborghini is under Audi control and both report their results to VAG together.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That engine is not as much of a 'Runner' as the RS4's.<p>We need the 8250rpm out of the RS4 4.2 V8. And with the rumors of a 440-450hp Version, that 4.2 would do just fine, and help keep the price down.<p>At Launch, I'd prefer a 'V8' Only.. then 2 years later a 'Hot' version with a V10 and more power than the Gallardo.. Make the V10 very limited, so that Lamborghini doesnt *****.

Reppu
02-01-2006, 12:10 AM
You've convinced me. A high revving V8 would be even better than the V10 from S8. It would be lighter, even if that V10 is relatively a lightweight.

Charger
03-28-2006, 09:29 AM
<A HREF="http://www.mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0038" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0038</A>

erzhik
03-28-2006, 09:40 AM
now thats a car. can't wait to see more pictures.. pure super car

synthesis
03-28-2006, 11:41 AM
Looks fantastic. Great shape, great use of current audi design cues while introducing some new ones. More like the concept than I was expecting (which is a good thing). There should be enough differentiation to avoid canabalizing gallardo sales, but imo, the r8 still shouldn't use the lambo v-10. Even though the cars appeal to different buyers, and I understand that economies of scale help keep the cost of such an engine down, I feel the lambo engine should be kept solely to lambo vehicles. You don't buy such a supercar expecting to get a discount through economies of scale, and you damn sure don't want to see your engine shared with a lesser manufacturer that also produces a $20k front driver.

Comrade
03-28-2006, 11:47 AM
same car, higher quality pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/R8/Test%20Mule/006.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...6.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/R8/Test%20Mule/007.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/R8/Test%20Mule/009.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...9.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/R8/Test%20Mule/008.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...8.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/R8/Test%20Mule/010.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...0.jpg</A><p>Dang, this looks good! I can hardly wait to see the real thing either.<br>I just noted, its spoiler lifts!

erzhik
03-28-2006, 12:11 PM
thankz for the pics..<p>why did they cover it with white circles? are those some kind of sensors or just wanted to make it like a zebra so photographers wouldn't notice details of the car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
03-28-2006, 12:43 PM
i can't help but think that this car is a little... bland looking.

Paul2006
03-28-2006, 12:49 PM
I absolutely love that car! Audi said it would look virtually identical to the Le Mans concept si Im not surprised.<p>All I need is about 150,000. Im now accepting donations...

SHEPO
03-28-2006, 01:11 PM
Oh my goodness!!! It's gorgeous! It could very well be my new favorite car! Excellent work on keeping your promises, Audi!

SOLAR
03-28-2006, 03:44 PM
absolutely beautiful.<p>this is exactly what the world needs. the car will look stunning. hell, id even take it with the camo on!

Smart22186
03-28-2006, 11:29 PM
this audi is going to be the one with the rings on the bonnet? as its been talked about in the tt fourm (from the shooting break concept)

haji
03-29-2006, 12:34 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thankz for the pics..<p>why did they cover it with white circles? are those some kind of sensors or just wanted to make it like a zebra so photographers wouldn't notice details of the car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think its just the opposite. Audi WANTS the photographers to notice their test cars, including the details.<br>If they didnt want other people to notice the details theyd just paint everything matt black and test it during the nighttime.

ypos
03-29-2006, 08:30 AM
<IMG SRC="http://pix.nofrag.com/f1/18/1f75ddafb6e24997140572ead5bf.jpg" BORDER="0">

HXC Performance
03-29-2006, 09:36 AM
Thats really hot ypos.

tek2k
03-29-2006, 09:53 AM
this car is freakin HOT

Charger
03-29-2006, 10:16 AM
<A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6060329.001/country/gcf/audi/audi-r8-nurburgring-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...hotos</A>

HXC Performance
03-29-2006, 11:24 AM
YPOS... can you photoshop this picture like you did the other one?<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060329.001/6060329.001.mini5L.jpg" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
03-29-2006, 12:22 PM
its the bastard child of a TT and a gallardo ..<br>in other words.. <p>massiv understeer...<p>in the imortal words of dorikin while driving a honda<br>*Unda unda unda unda *

Comrade
03-29-2006, 01:52 PM
What TT? It's a rear-mid engined car, you idiot!

Ascariss
03-29-2006, 01:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comRADe</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What TT? It's a rear-mid engined car, you idiot!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>no need to get abusive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
03-29-2006, 03:20 PM
side profile kinda reminds me of the lotus europa.<p>ypos, i have a question. does ur nickname stand for you piece of sh*t?

HondaLagreat
03-30-2006, 05:50 AM
I am in love with this car. I cannot wait for it to come out!

ypos
03-30-2006, 06:45 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini1L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Others :<br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini5L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini5L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini6L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini7L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini8L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini9L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini10L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini11L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060330.005/6060330.005.mini12L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

ypos
03-30-2006, 06:48 AM
@ yanksrule26<p>Excuse me, but my english is not so good, and I don't understand your question ? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Paul2006
03-30-2006, 07:08 AM
Great pictures YPOS.<p>I like those new front lights. Thought they might be bigger though. Im surprised that it's running with such a light disguise but Im not complaining. Beautiful car.<p>Does anybody have or know of a CGI convertible picture?

mr_putter
03-30-2006, 07:58 AM
I like the idea of Audi having a supercar, and overall I do prefer it to the Porsche 911 and the 6-series.

erzhik
03-30-2006, 09:05 AM
absolutely gorgeous.. it is just perfect. <br>what happened to Audi? they usually hide their cars really well, and this.. so many photoes already

KebabGud
03-30-2006, 09:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comRADe</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What TT? It's a rear-mid engined car, you idiot!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>did you even read what i wrote?<br>or did you just look at the post an notice that i wrote TT somewhere inn it?<br>

HXC Performance
03-30-2006, 10:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">absolutely gorgeous.. it is just perfect. <br>what happened to Audi? they usually hide their cars really well, and this.. so many photoes already </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its rumored we'll be seeing the actual car this June, at the 24 hour LeMans race.. Audi probably wanted to give us a good sized TASTE, 2 months before they show the finished car.

HXC Performance
03-30-2006, 10:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>did you even read what i wrote?<br>or did you just look at the post an notice that i wrote TT somewhere inn it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he was responding more to your lack of knowledge of how mid-engine vehicles handle..<p>The fact that you think this R8 will understeer makes no sense.. Its a mid-engine vehicle.. most of the weight is on the rear wheels, and it has AWD...<p>If you were trying to make a "jab" at Audi and how they build vehicles with the engines in front of the front axle, you should read some of the handling reviews of the new RS4, but thats fine.. for the sake of this R8.. the MID MOUNTED ENGINE is in front of the REAR axle... in other words, THE PERFECT SET UP FOR HANDLING.<p>i think thats what comRADe was thinking.

Comrade
03-30-2006, 12:02 PM
exactly.<p>sorry I over reacted there.

Comrade
03-30-2006, 08:22 PM
<A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_2113.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/news...shtml</A>

KebabGud
03-30-2006, 08:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RunningOfTheRings</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think he was responding more to your lack of knowledge of how mid-engine vehicles handle..<p>The fact that you think this R8 will understeer makes no sense.. Its a mid-engine vehicle.. most of the weight is on the rear wheels, and it has AWD...<p>If you were trying to make a "jab" at Audi and how they build vehicles with the engines in front of the front axle, you should read some of the handling reviews of the new RS4, but thats fine.. for the sake of this R8.. the MID MOUNTED ENGINE is in front of the REAR axle... in other words, THE PERFECT SET UP FOR HANDLING.<p>i think thats what comRADe was thinking.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The fact that you assume that any midengined car automaticly becomes a grate handling car scares me ...<br>and the fact that you think AWD helps it handel better .. scares the ****t out of me ..<br>do you know what the biggeste problem is with morth lambos today?<br>understeer.. to some degree .. MASSIV understeer<p>you cant compare this to the 5 million pund Veyron .. compare this to the car its based on .. the gallardo withs is not a grate handling car .. its a understeery Luxury car , that just happens to have the engine in the middle..<p>and guess what .. its audi that makes the lambos understeer.. its there esp system<br>this will not be better then the lambo that like shooting yourself in the foot in the middle of a race

Superfresa
03-30-2006, 09:51 PM
KebabGud, mid mounted engine, all wheel drive means that the weight is distributed evenly (the engine) and the drive is distributed evenly. If you believe that this creates understeering under normal driving conditions, I encourage you to post up the evidence. <p>So the Gallardo Understeers? Show me.<p>So If it does, its Audi's fault? Their ESP system makes it understeer? How is that? Does the ESP send all the bodyweight to the front wheels? or is it that with the esp on, the engine disengages itself from the chasis and mounts itself on the front bumper? or is it just that the esp modifies the balance of the car through electronics?<p><br>Right - get your facts right, or get your evidence to post such an argument.<p>I can take your argument if we were talking about a normal a4 or a6 audi or something, but to say that this car that isn't out yet will understeer, because AWD does that when it has a middle mounted engine, is a big piece of Bull's manure.

DoMiNo
03-30-2006, 10:17 PM
Mild understeer perhaps (and intentional, no less)... but nowhere have I heard anyone complain about MASSIVE understeer. Sounds like someone's got a beef with Lamborghini...<p>... *gasp!* is that you, Enzo?!

DSC-OFF
03-30-2006, 10:22 PM
Never have i read anywhere about complaints on Gallardo understeer..and ive read hundreds of reviews. Only major complaint its come across are the long 1st to 2nd gear transitions

hippoSV
03-30-2006, 10:46 PM
i can't take this anymore!<br>the r8 will be fantastic;a gallardo LUXURY EDITION,if you will!<br>as for the comment about lamborghinis having<br>(sic) "MASSIV" understeer thanks to their ESP is,<br>as afforementioned;bollocks!<br>anyone who's driven a diablo VT or murcielago<br>will attest to the fact that the car has ,in this order of characteristics....<br>1)grip<br>2)more grip<br>3)back loosening...<br>4)here she comes...<br>5)i think i'm about to soil myself....<br>6)obligatory 30% front drive reels you back in!<br>...so understeer?;just a slight touch around the limit followed by controllable oversteer.<br>also,for those who think that audi's overly front-<br>engined lay-out makes it impossible to have a near perfect-handling/fun car; shut up and test drive the new rs4/s8....

HXC Performance
03-31-2006, 12:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hippoSV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>also,for those who think that audi's overly front-<br>engined lay-out makes it impossible to have a near perfect-handling/fun car; shut up and test drive the new rs4/s8....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly.. the RS4 got Amazing reviews on its handling.

Superfresa
03-31-2006, 04:55 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hippoSV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">also,for those who think that audi's overly front-<br>engined lay-out makes it impossible to have a near perfect-handling/fun car; shut up and test drive the new rs4/s8....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Although I agree with you, I suggest you act a little nicer to our fellow members, mate. Just the evidence is fine, no need to tell anyone to shut up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm still patiently waiting on that report of the "MASSIV Understeer in a lamborghini" or the one on how "Audi's ESP affeccts the balance of a lamborghini" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Lets get back on to the Audi R8, and just forget these nonsense arguments.<p>Any word on a diesel R8? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
03-31-2006, 09:43 AM
understeer is not just a bourt ballance .. its also about suspension setup ..<br>(like the elise is set ut with a hint of understeer.. )<br>and yes.. massiv is a bit of a exaggeration but this is the internet. learn to red between the lines..<br>and Audis "always on" ESP system dosent let the drivers use the cars like they want .. it brings on understeeer <br>in othewrwords.. Lambo dosent want you to use the supercars as a supercar.. only as a accessory<br>heres my $50.000 ring.. my $10.000 and my Lambo..<br>the last true Lambo was the diablo..

Santeno
03-31-2006, 09:57 AM
That's one of the dumbest things you've claimed yet kebab. It's not that lambo doesn't want you to use the car as a supercar, but rather, as is the case with most high end modern sports cars, most buyers are not familiar and or experienced enough with the full characteristics of these cars to drive them at speed. If sports car manufacturers sold their cars without driver's aides, not only would insurance costs be much higher, but they would also limit the pool of available buyers, since most of those would probably avoid a vehicle that was either to impractical to drive regularly and/or had charcteristics so extreme, that the driver was likely to wrap the car around a light post if he didn't know what he was doing.<p>The real mistake here is not giving the driver the option to turn off the driver's aides, as many of the makers of RWD supercars do. But then again, don't quote me on this but Is turning driver's aides really a viable option on vehicles with AWD (that's an honest question BTW)?

haji
03-31-2006, 10:29 AM
just realised that audi took the outside door handles from the lambo...

CosworthKid
03-31-2006, 12:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>he real mistake here is not giving the driver the option to turn off the driver's aides, as many of the makers of RWD supercars do. But then again, don't quote me on this but Is turning driver's aides really a viable option on vehicles with AWD (that's an honest question BTW)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is the ONLY complaint i heard from ppl who have tested the car in proper circuits in their reviews. They do say that they wish they could turn them off because it feels like the car wont let them take advantage of what it really has to offer. But like u pointed out, maybe that's the whole point of Lambo's being AWD. So if someone doesnt like that they can always go for a Ferrari or something else. It doesnt make the Gallardo any less of a supercar.

HXC Performance
03-31-2006, 12:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's one of the dumbest things you've claimed yet kebab.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>hahaha, quote of the day.

jlaidler
03-31-2006, 03:23 PM
This thing is a real tour de force from a design standpoint. Insofar as it is entirely modern and looks good, despite not looking like anything else out there that is mid engined. Very fresh and original in a design package that isn't always easy to be original with. I love it. <p>And I think Audi is smart not to care about the spy photos. Think about it, when you are replacing something in your portfolio you want to keep it a secret as long as possible to protect the current model (TT anyone, BMW 3 coupe). <p>But when entering a new segment, get all the early press you can and hopefully get a few people to wait on buying a competitors existing car until yours comes out. I for one would consider holding off on the new 911 Turbo before this is released. At this point though we really don't know price point and HP. Can't wait.

Superfresa
03-31-2006, 11:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's one of the dumbest things you've claimed yet kebab. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree, that was totally out of base.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">But then again, don't quote me on this but Is turning driver's aides really a viable option on vehicles with AWD (that's an honest question BTW)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not sure hat you mean by this. Allwheel drive cars have, as a bennefit, that they will hold on to a curve longer than just RWD or FWD, although what happens when the car DOES reach its grip limits depends on the car: Subaru Imprezza's tend to lose the front, as do A line audis. Porsche's and Mitsubishi's and Forester's tend to lose the back of the car. This is when the electronic driving aides come into the equation, to correct the lateral movement of the car. In that sense, a safe driving means you shouldn't turn the driving aides off at any time, but cassionally the child in you comes out and you want the car to dift because you think you can controll it. In a single axle drive car, the grip is gone easier in general terms therefore you can find yourself sliding with less effort, but taking an AWD car to a drift means quite some more speed, hence it will be more difficult to controll, you need a very skilled driver. This is probably the reason why lambo decided to not allow driving aides to disengage. Not sure if this answers your question or helps in any way - I'm not too sure what exactly you meant by the question.

hyundaidriver
04-04-2006, 02:39 AM
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Christopher
04-04-2006, 07:43 PM
A diesel version isn't as strange as it sounds. The S Version of the Q7 could have similar diesel as the R10 Racer. A 5.5 BiTurbo V12 Diesel would go nicely in the R8 I'd imagine. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

wilsoch
04-04-2006, 08:27 PM
Huh. Do you people really like the look of this thing? It looks really . . . awkward to me. I like the rear view, maybe the rear three quarters view, but the rest is just off. The front looks weird, the whole front looks squashed (even for a mid-engined car), the side is busy and not cohesive. Just my opinion, but I think this one is a mess.

JBlair
04-04-2006, 09:02 PM
Keep in mind this is still in camo, and much of what you may see has to do with the way that Audi camo'd it.

erzhik
04-04-2006, 10:28 PM
wow.. Audi is giving us a good preview.. can't wait to see the interior<p>I wonder if they will release their own "official" spyshots of it, like they did with Q7? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
04-05-2006, 08:45 AM
well they already dotted it like dalmatian to make it stand out on the 'ring so it gets more attention.<p>I kinda agree on some points w/ wilsoch, the glass-house is so big and bulbous that it makes the front in realtion look squashed. And what's the point of that big grill up front when the air isn't going anywhere -the engine's at the back! <br>There is proably gonna be a plate 2 inches behind the grill to block the air off.<br>The glass on the back is out of proportion cuz it's too long compared to other rear engined cars. The F430 has a long rear glass, but flows all the way to the back, unlike the R8 which looks like it has a really short trunk at the back, which in turn hints of a much shorter rear overhang than in the front and that makes it look unbablanced.

Comrade
04-05-2006, 09:00 AM
...but then again I'm sure it'll look really pretty once we see it on the road in real life.

HXC Performance
04-05-2006, 11:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comRADe</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And what's the point of that big grill up front when the air isn't going anywhere -the engine's at the back! <br>There is proably gonna be a plate 2 inches behind the grill to block the air off.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>How about RADIATORS, BRAKE COOLING, AERODYNAMICS, just to name a few. There are tons of reasons why mid/rear-engine cars have large amounts of air flow in the front.<p>Porsche 911 Turbo, F430 Ferrari, Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago... all those cars keep most of their cooling systems up front.

Omar
04-05-2006, 12:53 PM
<A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/gallery/spyshots-2006/A/audi/r8-mar06.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/g....html</A><p>source: 4Car

Klaus H.
06-21-2006, 08:35 AM
Hello,<p>today at the Nrburgring-Audi-Testcenter<p><IMG SRC="http://www.kataah.de/Audiwelcher.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Best regards<br>Klaus

Comrade
06-21-2006, 09:35 AM
Video: <A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/autoexpresstv/spyshotvideos/200300/audi_r8.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/a....html</A>

SHEPO
06-21-2006, 10:24 AM
Yum <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

Porschefan
06-21-2006, 11:13 AM
Wow. That thing sounds as good as it looks. I heard the rumble from a new S8 over the weekend, and the R8 continues the muscle-car theme perfectly.

DaDesign
06-21-2006, 12:52 PM
crazy, Im loving this car already.

knihc2008
06-21-2006, 02:07 PM
Will it keep the different-colored center body panel like the concept?

gawid
06-23-2006, 02:30 PM
<A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=24&image_id=459" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=459</A><p><A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=24&image_id=457" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=457</A>

against the wall
07-27-2006, 11:15 PM
<A HREF="http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=14583" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pistonheads.com/new...14583</A><p>this car is going to be unbelievable. i think it has a longer hood than the concept.

the1
08-05-2006, 04:52 PM
<A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/20_44cd288d7eb52.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...2.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/30_44cd288d8358a.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...a.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/40_44cd288d86083.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/41_44cd288d88792.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...2.jpg</A>

mzoltarp
08-05-2006, 06:56 PM
Given how long we've seen this Audi, by the time it arrives in 2008 it will need a restyling. It should not be so apparent in its looks this far away from launch date. Stunning car, but why is it taking so long?

synthesis
08-05-2006, 07:54 PM
well, actually current estimates are that the first cars will be delivered to customers in mid-2007. but i still agree with you that this car is showing significantly less camo than most cars do a full year before launch.

gone with the wind
08-06-2006, 03:50 AM
Is it just me or dus it look like that this car have 19" front wheels and 20" rear wheel. ?<p><A HREF="http://www.pistonheads.com/pics/news/14583/audi_r8-08-L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">pic.</A><p>Hans.

against the wall
08-06-2006, 09:40 AM
quick question. there are going to be 3 engine options right? the v6 (which would come later, the v8, and the v10? are all 3 of those going to be mid engined or will a v6 version be front engined?<p><br>and yes, those wheels do look to be different sizes...

AGNRDARNETW
08-06-2006, 11:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">quick question. there are going to be 3 engine options right? the v6 (which would come later, the v8, and the v10? are all 3 of those going to be mid engined or will a v6 version be front engined?<p><br>and yes, those wheels do look to be different sizes...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think they would change the layout (mid-engined) of the car for the V6. They should all be mid-engined.

against the wall
08-06-2006, 11:48 AM
but i couldve sworn one of the pics has a longer hood than the others most likely to accompany an engine. maybe the v6 would be front engined and the v8 and v10 wouldnt be.

JBlair
08-06-2006, 02:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">but i couldve sworn one of the pics has a longer hood than the others most likely to accompany an engine. maybe the v6 would be front engined and the v8 and v10 wouldnt be.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Usually cars like this cannot have an interchangable engine placement like that. To do that, they would basically have to re-engineer the entire car. So no, the V6 won't be front-engined.

the1
08-06-2006, 03:08 PM
I hope all versions will be middle-engined. It would be strange to develop different engine positions...

mzoltarp
08-06-2006, 07:07 PM
Kind of reminds me of a twin engined VW Rabbit that someone hacked together back in the day.

Comrade
08-06-2006, 09:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hope all versions will be middle-engined. It would be strange to develop different engine positions...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You can rest assured they all will be rear-mid because, yes, it would be very strange. Besides, what's the TT for ???<p>I haven't heard of the R8 getting a V6 rumor b4 tho.<p><br>BTW, the wheels that Iceman posted a pic of are HOT <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
08-06-2006, 09:59 PM
i thought there was. i could be wrong though.

carrera4
08-07-2006, 12:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">quick question. there are going to be 3 engine options right? the v6 (which would come later, the v8, and the v10? are all 3 of those going to be mid engined or will a v6 version be front engined?<p><br>and yes, those wheels do look to be different sizes...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't think they can change the layout, and moreover, where a v8 or v10 can fit a v6 can fit too... there's no reason to change <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
08-07-2006, 12:13 AM
o ok i just thought i remember reading somewhere that a v6 was coming along too and i just thought a v6 would be too small to fit back there. my mistake.

gyro1
08-14-2006, 11:48 PM
Latest news on this seems to be it'll have a drop-top version. Since its based on teh gallardo, they might even be using the same componentry....

knicks125
08-15-2006, 09:32 AM
<A HREF="http://media.carster.com/news/081406.html" TARGET="_blank">http://media.carster.com/news/081406.html</A>

CosworthKid
08-15-2006, 09:36 AM
OMG! For real? This car is 100% camo-free, what a scoop! Looks great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

protocatcher
08-15-2006, 09:41 AM
NOPE.......same cammo as all the others.

against the wall
08-15-2006, 09:52 AM
I. want. it.

CosworthKid
08-15-2006, 10:00 AM
It doesnt leave anything to the imagination now does it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
08-15-2006, 10:01 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://media.carster.com/news/081406.html" TARGET="_blank">http://media.carster.com/news/081406.html</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>"NO PHOTOS!" ? Then why the f* are you driving it in Santa Monica of all places? or what exactly might you be testing there? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

CosworthKid
08-15-2006, 10:05 AM
I think its obvious what they do. These kind of cars usually need to build up the interest of potential buyers. Most pretty much rely on pre-orders and deposits to get production started. So they cannot wait to show the car at a car show and then wait for the orders and money to flow in. So i think they actually DO want as many ppl as possible to have a good glimpse of it and order one "today" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

erzhik
08-15-2006, 11:42 AM
why would he ask permission to take photos? it's not like he is gonna get in trouble for taking them without permission.. <br>and of course they will say no photos, so why bother asking?<p>I would've just came up and took a shot of interior while it's not moving..

phaeton
08-18-2006, 06:53 PM
Mark in diaries <B>28th September @ 4:00 PM Paris time</B> is release date for one of most aniticpated cars in Audi's history the R8.<p>Here is a brief history of Audi R8 development <A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_2455.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/news...shtml</A>

Comrade
08-23-2006, 08:26 AM
<A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/23/video-the-audi-r8-undisguised-and-unleashed" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2006/0...ashed</A> <p>4 min 30 sec video. Silly driver posing in front of camera is nuts..

against the wall
08-23-2006, 09:56 AM
can anyone post good screencaps from the video or something? it doesnt wanna work for me.

knicks125
08-23-2006, 10:09 AM
Try this (the original source, it seems):<p><A HREF="http://videos.streetfire.net/recentvideos/1/e969fdcb-e95e-4d5d-981f-982500fffd84.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://videos.streetfire.net/r...4.htm</A>

against the wall
08-23-2006, 10:27 AM
thanks knicks, that site let me switch to windows media which worked better.<p>they are so just there to create buzz for the car. if they werent they would probably act like the super duty driver. <br>why is it with a suburban? what is the camo car in front of it when it pulls into the parking lot, and i think theres a camo suv in the background when the guy is posing with the car.

scorpio14
08-25-2006, 07:24 PM
<A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060825.002/audi/spy-photos-audi-r8-in-full-showroom-trim" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...-trim</A><p>It looks soo tiny, especially in the picture with the guy in the yellow jumper behind it<p>Very nice though<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by scorpio14 at 2:38 PM 8/26/2006</i>

CosworthKid
08-26-2006, 08:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>It looks soo tiny, especially in the picture with the guy in the yellow jumper behind it<p><i>Modified by scorpio14 at 2:38 PM 8/26/2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> Yeah u are right, i was under the impression this thing would be much bigger and taller, wow. Looks great though<p>ps: is it really THAT small??? I still cant believe my eyes, i look at the pics and thing its a practical joke!

HXC Performance
08-26-2006, 02:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>ps: is it really THAT small??? I still cant believe my eyes, i look at the pics and thing its a practical joke!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Small = Light<p>Have you seen a McLaren F1 in person? its the smallest little Go-Cart of a car you'll ever see.

IcedG35
08-26-2006, 02:56 PM
The front overhang is worse than an A4's....not a fan of that look but still cool

scorpio14
08-26-2006, 05:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IcedG35</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The front overhang is worse than an A4's....not a fan of that look but still cool</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess that coz its based off a FWD/AWD platform... meaning the front wheel position is soo far bak.... IMO they need to bring it forward like 100mms (therefore extending the wheelbase)...<p>BUT is this mid or rear engined.... if so y does it need such a long bonnet... lookin at the Murcielago that has a short bonnet

IcedG35
08-26-2006, 08:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I guess that coz its based off a FWD/AWD platform... meaning the front wheel position is soo far bak.... IMO they need to bring it forward like 100mms (therefore extending the wheelbase)...<p>BUT is this mid or rear engined.... if so y does it need such a long bonnet... lookin at the Murcielago that has a short bonnet</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i'm pretty sure this is based on a mid engine platform, not FWD. the reason for the overhand i'm assuming is so that there is a lot of slope in front of the front wheels in order to reduce drag.

scorpio14
08-26-2006, 08:30 PM
Ah right... thanks fa that...<p>honestly i got no idea about these things like how to reduce drag or any aerodynamical styling features.

Comrade
08-26-2006, 10:26 PM
I think it's also practicality because you at least want to fit a decent sized suitcase in the trunk (which is up front) . They stated a few times that the R8 will be more practical and roomy than the Gallardo.<p>The LeMans concept had a much shorter overhang: <p><IMG SRC="http://www.motor-nuetzel.de/upload/AudiLeMansquattro-04_2087.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto.co.il/Content/Articles/ArticlesPics/Audi-Le-Mans-350.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Long front overhang usually gets me off too, but when you know the engine's at the back it doesn't seem so bad at all.

leftlanenews
08-27-2006, 07:43 PM
Same overhang as the gallardo. <A HREF="http://www.volny.cz/josef.kukla/gallardo/5.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volny.cz/josef.kukla/gallardo/5.jpg</A><p>just a taller nose

MadMac
08-29-2006, 05:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060825.002/audi/spy-photos-audi-r8-in-full-showroom-trim" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...-trim</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Very nice pictures, but no way those are "in full showroom trim during the shooting of a commercial" as they claim they are.<br>- there's a measuring unit mounted on the roof<br>- black plastic front/rear bumpers?<br>- clearly disguised body panels behind the doors/side windows.<br>- partially disguised headlights and taillights<br>- Gallardo wheels <br>The front and rear will very closely resemble the LeMans concept, with the exception of the Lemans' LED headlights.<br>Also, the production car will feature the "bicolor sidepanels" behind the doors of the LeMans.

scott26
08-29-2006, 07:30 AM
I think this is one of these marketing shoots where they shoot a disguised prototype to showcase the development of the car either for mainstream purposes or for background screens at Auto shows.

leftlanenews
08-30-2006, 04:52 AM
It's not full showroom trim (obviously). I emailed Hans & Co and they promptly sent out a correction that the car is NOT production. As scott says (and I told the spies) it's obviously for a video shoot on the development (like BMW's recent X5 vids). I don't know why so many sites posted that nonesense. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by leftlanenews at 8:35 AM 8/30/2006</i>

Smart22186
08-30-2006, 07:27 AM
i agree with scott, audi done this with the Q7 if u remember, their was alot of videos about on its mini site along with pictures.

Mil
08-30-2006, 09:07 AM
It looks very nice to me...<p>The guy in yellow must either be a giant and not have a right foot or its a chop.

Spy Guy
09-01-2006, 07:22 AM
something out of my collection<p> <A HREF="http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/11/88111/1280_3431326463623339.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://foto.arcor-online.net/p...9.jpg</A><p>Copyright: Spy Guy aka GH Pixx

Comrade
09-01-2006, 07:56 AM
First interior spy shot (partial): <br><A HREF="http://linjin.mine.nu/gallery/Ringen2006-Spy/IMG_4902" TARGET="_blank">http://linjin.mine.nu/gallery/..._4902</A>

Mil
09-01-2006, 08:24 AM
Nice, looks like its going to be slightly facing the driver...like all other audi's.

napoleondyna
09-02-2006, 12:32 PM
I feel like a noob for asking this but what is an over hang? thanks!

CosworthKid
09-02-2006, 12:39 PM
A front Overhang is the bit between the front windshield and the tip of the car, while a rear overhang is the part starting from the end of the rear screen untill the end. Not very Harvard-ish i know but i hope i made myself clear (and not a complete ass to the rest) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
09-02-2006, 12:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spy Guy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">something out of my collection<p> <A HREF="http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/11/88111/1280_3431326463623339.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://foto.arcor-online.net/p...9.jpg</A><p>Copyright: Spy Guy aka GH Pixx </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is that the stig driving it lol. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
09-02-2006, 12:59 PM
Over hang is everything that lies ahead of the front axle or behind the rear-axle. Cars with short overhangs look (and are) better balanced. Where the wheels are postioned is key because you want most of the total weight of the car to be placed inbetween the axles.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Comrade at 3:04 PM 9/2/2006</i>

CosworthKid
09-02-2006, 01:03 PM
Basicaly the same thing...you can tell by looking at how long the bonnet or trunk is

Comrade
09-02-2006, 01:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Basicaly the same thing...you can tell by looking at how long the bonnet or trunk is</TD></TR></TABLE><br>sorry I began modifying my post before I saw your post. I explained it further there if you don't mind, consider that too.

Comrade
09-02-2006, 01:17 PM
Actually, I don't even know anymore, LOL.

scorpio14
09-02-2006, 05:44 PM
The picture Spy Guy posted looked much better... the front overhag is along smaller (like the concept)... I hope it turns out like this.<p>

disap.ed
09-03-2006, 04:59 AM
No, it just looks shorter from that angle, it's the same thing with all Audis.

scorpio14
09-03-2006, 05:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>disap.ed</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No, it just looks shorter from that angle, it's the same thing with all Audis.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>O right... didnt know that

gone with the wind
09-05-2006, 10:35 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autohochzwei.de/fotos/autohochzwei_r8_vorne.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autohochzwei.de/fotos/autohochzwei_r8_vorne_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autohochzwei.de/fotos/autohochzwei_r8_hinten.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><b><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/09/05/audi-r8-interior-glimpse-spy-video-production-wheels/" TARGET="_blank">More info + Movie.</A></b><p>Hans.

Ace of Spades
09-05-2006, 01:01 PM
Seems like it's gonna be the first serial-produced Audi with the four rings outside the grille. Sure they're gonna be over it, on the bonnet, like LeMans Concept.

Mil
09-05-2006, 01:08 PM
It looks better and better each time...<br>I really like this car, im sure its going to be a hit with motor magazines and programs...

geary
09-05-2006, 02:40 PM
The final wheel design is interesting. Looks like a thin-spoke, six-spoke, deep-dish MkII TT rim.<p>I like.

CosworthKid
09-05-2006, 04:07 PM
I would still preffer a Gallardo any time over this. Only way i would buy the Audi over the Lambo is if there is a significant price difference. Its a cool car, dont get me wrong, but the Gallardo is on a different league styling-wise IMHO

the1
09-05-2006, 04:46 PM
I hope they will unveil it at Paris. I'm tired of seeing the same pics of lightly camouflaged R8s.

galv
09-05-2006, 05:02 PM
Audi will likely tease us with some "official" spy pictures of R8 prototypes like they did with the Q7

against the wall
09-05-2006, 05:21 PM
noo i think it was officially announced for a paris unveiling. I think it was in that same press release with the final name in it. but audi could probably tease us a week before paris with some official spy photos.

the1
09-09-2006, 04:48 AM
Paris is close, so we won't have to wait too long. Though it's not like we don't know how the car looks.

knicks125
09-16-2006, 03:16 PM
Two R8s spotted within miles of each other:<p>#1:<p><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/06/r8-spotted-in-arizona/r8_011.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com/news/...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/06/r8-spotted-in-arizona/r8_012.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com/news/...2.jpg</A><p>#2:<p><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/06/r8-spotted-in-arizona/r8_021.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com/news/...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/06/r8-spotted-in-arizona/r8_024.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com/news/...4.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/06/r8-spotted-in-arizona/r8_025.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com/news/...5.jpg</A><p><br><A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com/news/06/r8-spotted-in-arizona" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com/news/...izona</A>/

LEXUS FAN!
09-16-2006, 04:19 PM
looks great

the1
09-20-2006, 06:06 AM
<A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/r8_photoshop.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/news...p.jpg</A>

Comrade
09-27-2006, 09:59 AM
First official picture. I didn't want to start a thread in the New Cars Section because this is not the whole car yet.<br> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/Pics?streamPotd=y&year=2006&month=8&day=27" BORDER="0">

hyundaidriver
09-27-2006, 10:13 AM
<A HREF="http://thecarfanatic.com/wordpress/wp-content/r8.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://thecarfanatic.com/wordp...8.jpg</A>

hyundaidriver
09-27-2006, 11:12 AM
the front:<br><A HREF="http://thecarfanatic.com/wordpress/wp-content/MDpopupimage_0_2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://thecarfanatic.com/wordp...2.jpg</A>

against the wall
09-27-2006, 11:46 AM
looks like you will be able to get a two tone paint job...<p>the anticipation is killing me!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

the1
09-27-2006, 12:45 PM
It's gorgeous.

SHEPO
09-27-2006, 12:48 PM
SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Does it have LED headlights? Because judging from the front-view pic posted by hyundai driver, it seems to...

hyundaidriver
09-27-2006, 01:08 PM
no led headlight at the moment, but they will be available late 2007<br>420bhp<br>0-100km/h in 4.6s<br>301km/h max.<br>

Comrade
09-27-2006, 01:15 PM
ok I opened the New Car thread, continue discussion here please: <A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21105" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21105</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">