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post Aug 12 2008, 03:07 PM
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The biggest change for the new R8 – aside from the lack of a solid roof of course – is the missing side blades that have become such a signature of the top-dog Audi. The convertible roof seems to be roughly the same as the item found on Lamborghini’s Gallardo Spider. Though some might argue that the change leaves the new R8 looking a bit busy around the rear three-quarters view, we think that, by and large, this is one handsome transformation.

The spy report tells us to expect the same powerplants for the Spider as for the standard R8, including the upcoming 5.0-liter V-10 version.


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post Aug 12 2008, 03:13 PM
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Looks like the convertible top is just applied to camoflage a different roof shape. Most people have said the open-top R8 will be a Targa and I think this test mule indicates that to be likely.
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post Aug 12 2008, 06:28 PM
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why do they camouflage it ? It is way too obvious that its an R8 ?
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post Aug 12 2008, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE(Ozi @ Aug 12 2008, 07:28 PM) *
why do they camouflage it ? It is way too obvious that its an R8 ?

They're trying to hide the changes from the hardtop model.
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post Aug 12 2008, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 12 2008, 10:29 PM) *
They're trying to hide the changes from the hardtop model.


I know this is a stupid question and I am stealing a thread a bit.
Why do all manufacturers camoflage the new upcoming cars ? Porsche and all other companies. No car logos, anything ? Are they afraid that other companies might steal them ? Why not just test it out the way they produce it and see how it is. (sort of like a general question )
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post Aug 12 2008, 06:43 PM
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It's to keep the final designs secret until the manufacturer wants the public to see them. It's not so much an issue of corporate secrets, it's more like marketing...building anticipation and, of course, not letting people make up their minds before the product's completed. It's just one of the ways that manufacturers try and control public perception in their vehicles.
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post Aug 12 2008, 07:00 PM
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Where does that top go when its down??
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post Aug 12 2008, 07:11 PM
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^ Well I think clarkma may be on to something.
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post Aug 12 2008, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 12 2008, 07:43 PM) *
It's to keep the final designs secret until the manufacturer wants the public to see them. It's not so much an issue of corporate secrets, it's more like marketing...building anticipation and, of course, not letting people make up their minds before the product's completed. It's just one of the ways that manufacturers try and control public perception in their vehicles.


It's like lingerie. You KNOW what's underneath, but it's still exciting to wait for it to come off.
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post Aug 12 2008, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(Mitlov @ Aug 12 2008, 11:42 PM) *
It's like lingerie. You KNOW what's underneath, but it's still exciting to wait for it to come off.


Quote of the day if not week.
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post Aug 13 2008, 04:24 AM
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QUOTE(Mitlov @ Aug 12 2008, 07:42 PM) *
It's like lingerie. You KNOW what's underneath, but it's still exciting to wait for it to come off.



Its funny to me that I think some of our patrons to these forums are far too young to fully realize what that means. I can just see some 16 year old kid thing " Yeah, a naked chick, thats sweet."

+1 of quote of the week.
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post Aug 13 2008, 04:34 AM
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that's excellent smile.gif I am going to use this... I hope that he did not copyright it yet!
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post Aug 13 2008, 05:10 AM
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Holy crap clarkma, I never even thought of that idea, but now that you say it it almost seems obvious. It does look like that soft top is just there to camoflage something else underneath it.
I must say, the removal of the side blades(which I absolutely love) actually works, especially because the huge gaping hole in the side is so much more prominent now.
Very smart looking cabrio that...
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