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quadaxel
08-22-2007, 01:25 PM
spotted a phantom black R8 with silver door blades today on I-580. Was in Pleasanton (East Bay, SF Bay Area)....probably headed out to Livermore Audi. couldnt snap a picture cuz i was merging onto another freeway at the time. just thought id let you all know that there is another one in the states!

Chris from Cali
08-22-2007, 02:41 PM
I think I saw the same one (same colors) at the Historics at Laguna Seca....

Now that I've seen it in the metal, I am sure I don't like it. The hood is just a huge slab of flat metal. For that money, I would much rather have a 997 GT3 or an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. It just doesn't do it for me... [:(]

Kievskiy
08-22-2007, 03:10 PM
it looks better with the painted sides, imo...

akademiks120
08-22-2007, 05:00 PM
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dukez
08-22-2007, 05:10 PM
I've never seen one yet, but that might change next month at the AZ G2G at Stevens Creek Audi. [;)] There better be one there!

quadaxel
08-22-2007, 05:58 PM
kievsky.....totally agree with you man

akademiks120.....like i said earlier, couldnt snap a picture cuz i was merging onto the 680N as the R8 kept going on the 580E, and he was about 5 cars infront of me at the time......i was pissed that i couldnt get a pic though.

kwan
08-24-2007, 10:32 PM
We've had one in Sac at Niello for about 2 weeks. It's a pre production model so when the car finally arrives this thing will be crushed =X

polyconsoler
08-25-2007, 08:29 AM
We've had one in Sac at Niello for about 2 weeks. It's a pre production model so when the car finally arrives this thing will be crushed =X

Then let it live on forever in this forum :)

http://lh5.google.com/kwarenycia/Rs8I3zSq6kI/AAAAAAAAACA/IzRjrFvSOG4/s400/2765324433_ORIG.jpg (http://picasaweb.google.com/kwarenycia/AudiR8/photo#5102306657588406850)

kgorman
08-28-2007, 09:06 AM
Livermore has one. Sat in it. Nice car for sure.

kwan
08-28-2007, 06:17 PM
If you haven't seen the car in person yet, you have to see it. Pictures do this car no justice.

polyconsoler
08-29-2007, 10:45 AM
Id like to actually hear it actually running...

marcus1701
08-30-2007, 03:16 PM
hopefully they have a demo car

kwan
08-31-2007, 11:27 PM
Id like to actually hear it actually running...

You can ask them to start it up. There will be an R8 for dealer demo, the rest from what I know have been sold.

einSilbernA4
09-01-2007, 12:16 PM
There's an R8 on the showroom floor at Stevens Creek Audi until Sept. 4th

Went and checked it out before work today

....PRETTY FRIGGIN' SWEET!!

polyconsoler
09-04-2007, 09:23 AM
You can ask them to start it up. There will be an R8 for dealer demo, the rest from what I know have been sold.

I might have to do that today or tomorrow when im over there to pickup my car in for its 15k.

Gr8R8
09-05-2007, 01:39 PM
They also have one at Rector Audi/Porsche in Burlingame. It's a Black/Black with carbon sideblades. It's a Euro edition, so it doesn't have the lit engine bay. The car is extremely wide.

Daddy MO
09-14-2007, 06:01 PM
I got passed at Infineon today by an R8. It was silver w/ CF sides. I was in a TT =) during the Audi Driving Experience. The R8 split two of us into turn 11 and drifted the entire apex and laid rubber down too!!!

We did the turn 11 that is in the shaded area you see below. Usually the setup for track days.

http://www.infineonraceway.com/images/facility_ama_irl_web.jpg

Oh BTW, this thing sounds amaxing going around the track. They had it on just some Pirelli P-Zeros and they were hauling major ass! I also saw a demo run of the RS4 with a total of 4 passengers! Brakes were smoking like hell when they brought that car in.