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Dave

V10 R8 World debut: Detriot

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Popped into a large Audi dealer today - looked at A8, A4, new S4 and TT and ignored two R8's. Are they just getting too familiar?

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No.. they aren't maybe you are getting too familiar with them +++

Sometimes I like them, other times not, but hey I'm strapped for cash so I am just jealous :roflmao:

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Every time I look at them I see too much TT, B7 A4 sat nav and the same grill as I already have on my £30k nearly new A8....and the big £££ price. I've had enough of expensive cars and will probably never buy a £40k+ motor again, let alone a £70k+ one.

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When they brought a launch R8 to Le Mans in 2007 I was excited to have a good look at it, climb inside it etc but when I did, I lost that X factor that I'd want for that much cash. The interior is nice but it's not 2 or 3 times nicer than any other Audi. It's just a nice Audi.

I know it's all about the drive but you buy a car like this with the heart and it doesn't set mine racing. Perhaps if the engine wasn't out of a production car it may have helped but it spoilt the whole "elite" thing for me.

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Agree. More and more car ownership is not about really driving and pushing the limits. A TT gives me enough performance and handling (esp with magetic ride) at a third the price of an R8 but feels pretty similar inside. Also I don't feel guilty about what it costs whereas with an R8 I would.

Top end sports cars are now just too fast in a camera van, clogged up roads environment - there is a good letter in Evo this month on this.

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