Audi R8


#183

RX8 - makes a fucking Maserati look reliable


#184

My mate had a Mazzer coupe - with the 4.2 V8. It wasn’t that bad reliability wise, I don’t think he ever had any massive bills. Not until he rolled it on the M54 in Shropshire anyway…:grimacing:


#185

Used as a car, it might be a problem. Used as a lawn ornament, it really isn’t.


#186

Auto Lab-Ya!

P.O.A


#187

Friend of mine has one of these (not actual)

It does come out of the garage now and then for Goodwood and the like, but engine and/or clutch repairs/replacements etc. scare him to death!

It can be a tail happy beast of a thing though…


#188

Sometimes use the cafe at goodwood for meetings. There was a nice beetle there today giving it the beans…

Ah, wanted to upload the video but not allowed.


#189

The boomerang taillights are far nicer than the hamburgers that followed.


#190

#191

The boomerang lights model was a 3 litre V6 turdo - the later one with the squarish lights was a 4.2 NA V8.


#192

Meh! Details schmetails :unamused:


#193

My bad on the picy, he has the V8.


#194

They ruined it with that change, but it was down to US homologation rules or some shit.


#195

More pictures of R8 please.


#196

Italian cars should not have cup holders.


#197

Very impressed by the design of the R8 when it first appeared, a statement of intent for Audi more than anything, but lately noticed how it’s beginning to look ‘of it’s time’.

Also, a real tosser of an ex-colleague of mine has just bought a s/h orange convertible one. This means the type of people owning them is only going to go one way; not premier league footballers, but people who idolised premier league footballers 15 years ago and can now afford the vulgar car. Orange car = orange people.

The 911 seems to have the unique ability to remain timeless, which sets it apart from the ephemeral supercars of the rich and famous. Yes, knob heads can buy them, but it doesn’t seem to undermine the image.

A has-been in my view.


#198


#199

interesting thread - we need to make a decision in the next few months about what is next on the car front. Our lease is up next Jan, and if we want another new piggy then we have to join the queue in about July……….

On our list this time are lightly used R8’s and lightly used Maser’s, possibly a 911, or even another Macan. Unfortunately the timing for a Taycan which is really piquing my interest is probably not right, unless we can hold on to the Macan for another year.


#200

I’m doing my best!


#201

Spot on.


#202

It’s a wine cooler.