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R8 advert

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I was expecting him to select reverse instead of drive, confuse the brake and gas pedals then plough though the nearest shop window ;)

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Really?

My first thought was 'oh do f*ck off Audi'.

But then being VAG i suppose they are at least comparing to something with similar fuel consumption for once. :grin:

Can't be a UK advert? It says 205mph at the end and the car looks like it's moving.

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It'll suit the American mind-set to a tee, saccharine, overtly sentimental dross.  

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I think it's a crap advert.....

 

...but very, very clever to use a Bowie soundtrack.

 

The link between space travel and the R8 is a bit naff.

 

However, the video above is the short version of the advert.  The full length (90s instead of 60s) establishes a much better link.

 

Full length video

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Re the Bowie sound track, clever because he's passed away or clever even if he hadn't?

I suspect the music choice was made long before he passed away.

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Re the Bowie sound track, clever because he's passed away or clever even if he hadn't?

I suspect the music choice was made long before he passed away.

 

Both really.

 

However, the soundtrack change could be made at very short notice.  The visuals much less so.

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Love it and Audi's adverts generally. Usually very emotive. 

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For me the worst bit of the advert is the R8's engine note. It simply doesn't do it for me.

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