The Teutonic Viagra

March 5, 2008

I hope I don’t sound like a spoiled brat when I say this, but I have a major case of lust for the Audi R8 – aka the Teutonic Viagra. My Aston Martin V8 Vantage is drop dead gorgeous, but the reality is that it’s not that fast, it does not handle that well and is not very reliable.

I still have a year to go on the lease, so I am unlikely to change soon, but next year I can definitely see myself getting an R8 if I fit in it (I am too tall for the Lamborghini Gallardo and don’t fit well in most Ferraris).

I also loved the R8’s “Godfather” Super Bowl commercial.

Audi R8 Specifications:

Make and Model: Audi R8
Year: 2007
Engine Type: 4.2 Liter V8
Torque: 317lb-ft@5500rpm
Acceleration 0-60: 4.5 s
Suspension: Double Wishbones w/Audi Magnetorheological Dampers
Wheel Base: 104.301 inches
List Price: $140,000
Horsepower: 420bhp@8205rpm
Top Speed: 187 mph
Brakes: ABS, vented disc
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Weight: 3434 lbs
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