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tonyh
06-10-2006, 09:58 AM
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/203073/audi_r8.html

i'd still buy the Porsche .... agree?

jos
06-10-2006, 10:15 AM
As far as I can make out the only good thing about the R8 is it might mean Gallardo owners can get their cars serviced at the local AUdi dealer !

It seems to come from the same parts bin recycling nonsense as the "new" 4x4 which is really an old Touareg/Cayenne in dogy disguise

Radders
06-10-2006, 10:46 AM
just as the bmw m3 will always be a bmw the R8 will always be an Audi. The Porsche even with that boxter in the range is still a Porsche.

all IMO

SteveP
06-10-2006, 10:47 AM
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/203073/audi_r8.html

i'd still buy the Porsche .... agree?

tony ave you seen the new 911 gt3, out this month?

tonyh
06-10-2006, 10:51 AM
tony ave you seen the new 911 gt3, out this month?

yes m8 , love it :dude: :thumbsup:

http://www.997gt3.com/SPECS.htm

http://www.997gt3.com/gt3pics.htm

SteveP
06-10-2006, 10:59 AM
yes m8 , love it :dude: :thumbsup:

http://www.997gt3.com/SPECS.htm

http://www.997gt3.com/gt3pics.htm

rs looks nice too :-)

tonyh
06-10-2006, 11:04 AM
rs looks nice too :-)

you tempted m8?

SteveP
06-10-2006, 12:04 PM
you tempted m8?

no mate , nice to look tho

matkat
06-10-2006, 12:58 PM
Why is it when some manufacturers bring out certain new models they always go on about being "porsche beating" do they not realise what an endearing car the 911 really is , make themselves look stupid IMHO.:thumbsdow

bukem
06-10-2006, 06:04 PM
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/203073/audi_r8.html

i'd still buy the Porsche .... agree?

Tony - did you see the R8 at the Paris show? there were two on display, but I was invited as a guest of Audi to have a poke around the black one they had in the private room behind the public stand.

The car is, quite simply, stunning in the metal. Fit and finish is flawless - high quality materials inside and out. the driving position is superb, and the interior has a real sense of occasion. I'm afraid this is more than I could say for both the GT3RS that I had a seat in on the stand, and the new 997 Turbo I looked over round the back at Porsche.

I think the R8 will end up an extremely capable motor, with a great standard of build and exceptional performance. Believe me - I wasn't interested in this car *at all* until I saw it in black - I was looking forward to seeing the GT3RS, but the whole Porsche product and experience left me feeling 'so what?'; whereas the Audi really surprised me: outside, inside, details, performance and it has to be said, exceptional service and attention.

So much so, I may just have ordered one. As did two of my friends who were with me - both at the cost of their firm 997GT3 orders, which they cancelled, I'm afraid. I think the car will be a credible threat to the 911 at the price point, and Audi will have no trouble whatsoever shifting the 3,500 units pa they're aiming at.

I'm sure if you're a Porsche enthusiast, many of you wouldn't look twice at this car. But one friend's recent history of Porsche ownership ('73 Club Sport lightweight, 964 Cup, 996GT3RS, 997 C4, and until Weds a 997GT3 order) might suggest otherwise...

Ben.

Tim
10-10-2006, 10:04 AM
Both cars look great, but I like the R8 stying. Can't really fault the Porsche, but there are so many around that they just don't have the wow factor for me anymore. Have not driven either though, so my opinion may well change!

My friend has had a deposit down on the R8 for months, and has not yet decided whether to purchase or not (wife wanting to move house, have kids etc. means he may not get the car! :cry: ).

If anyone is seriously interested in taking his place in the waiting list should he choose not to purchase then PM me and I will happily pass your details on. :thumbsup:

bukem
10-10-2006, 06:25 PM
My friend has had a deposit down on the R8 for months, and has not yet decided whether to purchase or not (wife wanting to move house, have kids etc. means he may not get the car! :cry: ).

If anyone is seriously interested in taking his place in the waiting list should he choose not to purchase then PM me and I will happily pass your details on. :thumbsup:

Tim,

has he spec'd it yet? Might be interested in getting bumped up the list if the details work out...

Ben.

Tim
10-10-2006, 08:21 PM
Hi,

No, not spec'd it yet. Will get details off him next time i speak to him (should be tomorrow) as to how far up the queue he is and when they are likely to ask for his spec etc.

:thumbsup:

Tim
13-10-2006, 11:30 AM
He is going into the Audi garage on monday to get an update on timescales, so should be able to give you an update early next week.

Tim.

bukem
13-10-2006, 04:27 PM
thanks Tim, look forward to the update...

Ben.

tonyh
19-10-2006, 10:09 PM
Evo have centre spread article on R8 and i have to admit the car looks totally stunning. Would love to see one in the metal. when is it due in UK ?

KenC
19-10-2006, 10:13 PM
Evo have centre spread article on R8 and i have to admit the car looks totally stunning. Would love to see one in the metal. when is it due in UK ?

It does look great. I have not read the article yet but Harry seems pretty impressed in the Ed Speak section.

tonyh
19-10-2006, 10:18 PM
It does look great. I have not read the article yet but Harry seems pretty impressed in the Ed Speak section.

80k for an audi tho ken ...scary stuff :shocked:

KenC
19-10-2006, 10:33 PM
80k for an audi tho ken ...scary stuff :shocked:

Yes, but any car with an engine visible through the rear glass is worth every penny :wink3: .

tonyh
20-10-2006, 10:30 AM
:dude:

Dale
20-10-2006, 09:13 PM
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/203073/audi_r8.html

i'd still buy the Porsche .... agree?

Yep 997's are a nice drive:D