Monday, September 24, 2007

2008 Audi R8 Review

Another first for Audi, the 2008 R8 mid-engine sports car, is a masterpiece of hand-built perfection, combining a V8 engine developed for high rpms with Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive. Engineered with every trick in the competition playbook, the R8's 420hp mid-engine 4.2 V8 peaks at 187mph, does 0-60 in 4.6 sec, and is proudly exhibited through a glass display canopy. With a dry sump lubrication system, the R8 has achieved an even lower center of gravity, to accomplish one goal, performance.

With an $80,000 to $100,000 price tag, the Audi R8 is the ultimate luxury performance machine, with a 10-speaker surround sound audio system equal to the task of providing the soundtrack to an amazing driving experience. A driver-centric cabin with all controls and instrumentation within a glance and fingertip reach, is beautifully accented with leather and fine woods. Audi has designed the R8 to be highly customizable to satisfy the owner's penchant for individualizing a truly unique automobile. Even the 6-speed R-Tronic gearbox offers several different shifting modes, catering to the exact driving conditions and driver attitude.

The design of the R8 is unmistakably Audi, from its aggressive grille and distinctive LED running lights to its side blade cooling system intake. A fleeting glimpse at the 2008 Audi R8 becomes an open-mouthed stare at the drop dead gorgeous exterior. Cooling vanes at the front of the car terminate at the rear, with some positively mind-blowing esthetic refinements.

The 2008 Audi R8 stands to be a classic super car, with beauty and brawn in one package. With such attention to detail, the finished product exceeds the usual high standards set forth by Audi. Because of the way it is constructed, under tight supervision in a small factory, every part, surface, edge, and point on the R8 is inspected, smoothed, and matched to make a perfectly tuned piece of automotive art.

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