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Sunday, May 25, 2008

2008 Audi R8

I've previously blogged about how the Audi R8 was used on Iron Man movie. I naturally got curious about it. I never thought Audi could make a sports car. I wanted to see if the Audi R8 is worthy to be Iron Man's car.

Well, I have to admit, the 2008 Audi R8 is pretty cool to look at, however, I still prefer my sports car to be sleek and low, more like the Corvette sports car. As for the car tech inside the 2008 Audi R8, it's pretty disappointing. The Audi R8 is around the $100,000 price point and I expected that the car would come fully loaded, however, according to CNET's take on the R8, things such as navigation system, Bluetooth integration, six disc changer are all optional and there's no connection for MP3.

As for the engine and handling, CNET's test drive gave the Audi R8 the thumbs up for its advanced suspension and handling of turns.

Maybe under the hood, the Audi R8 is a true sports car, however, as for the looks and in-car technology, it's pretty disappointing, nothing compared to any of the cars on the best sports car list over at Ridelust.com.

But alas, we can't expect Ferrari or Lotus to jump on the Iron Man marketing propaganda, their sports car already speaks for itself so Audi got hold of the gig and now has a good exposure.

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