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Old 03-22-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Audi is beginning to fairly dominate the World Car of the Year Awards. The Ingolstadt automaker has just won itself two major awards at the international competition; World Performance Car and Car Design of the Year. It is now two years in a row that Audi has bagged these two awards; last year it was the RS 4 and TT respectively that got the final nod. Just to cement its place the R8 was pitted against sibling A5 as well as the Mazda2, winner of the overall WCOTY Award for 2008.

The R8 has left each person lucky enough to get their grubby paws on it in sheer awe of its talents as a performer that not only delivers oozes of raw, edgy tyre-shredding Newtons on the road, but also as a well-balanced everyday car that almost goes anywhere where roads are paved. We know that a car from the same extended family (no names need mentioning) has owned this label since before forever, yet now R8 is going with it freely…

Using the same 4.2-litre V8, 420 bhp/309kW power unit found inside the RS 4, the R8 is said to force its way into the 100km/h mark from zero in a straight 4.7 seconds. And thanks to Quattro, even folks in Iceland and Alaska can drive one.

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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but...but...the GT-R is teh f4st3r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, how did this beat it? The GT-R is also AWD, faster, and cheaper, IIRC. The only category the Audio has it beat in, IMO, is sex. It really is hawt.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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but...but...the GT-R is teh f4st3r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, how did this beat it? The GT-R is also AWD, faster, and cheaper, IIRC. The only category the Audio has it beat in, IMO, is sex. It really is hawt.
well its not available everywhere yet, no suprise it will be next year.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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And thanks to Quattro, even folks in Iceland and Alaska can drive one.
Whoever wrote that has never been to Iceland. Ground clearance is more of an issue there than traction.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:37 PM   #6
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The only category the Audio has it beat in, IMO, is sex. It really is hawt.
+1 That R8 is one hawt car!!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:30 PM   #7
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but...but...the GT-R is teh f4st3r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, how did this beat it? The GT-R is also AWD, faster, and cheaper, IIRC. The only category the Audio has it beat in, IMO, is sex. It really is hawt.

Isn't that the best category?

Seriously, at those price levels, any car is fast. It just comes down to the following: would you rather want drive the slickest looking car or drive the penis-enlarger-bragging-rights car.

I much rather pull into a restaurant/wedding/nightclub/lounge/anywhere in the R8 than in a skyline, because even people that don't know cars will appreciate the beauty in its design.
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Isn't that the best category?

Seriously, at those price levels, any car is fast. It just comes down to the following: would you rather want drive the slickest looking car or drive the penis-enlarger-bragging-rights car.

I much rather pull into a restaurant/wedding/nightclub/lounge/anywhere in the R8 than in a skyline, because even people that don't know cars will appreciate the beauty in its design.
Yeah, but people don't really compare the G37 to an R8.
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Yeah, but people don't really compare the G37 to an R8.
Some sort of joke? Isn't the G37 the Infinity coupe?

Unless you're calling the GT-R something like a G37....which is not a funny joke
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #10
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Some sort of joke? Isn't the G37 the Infinity coupe?

Unless you're calling the GT-R something like a G37....which is not a funny joke
No, I'm saying the GT-R is not a Skyline. The G37 is a Skyline.
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