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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. skaif

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    Once seen they cannot be unseen. TT arches are now the stuff of legend
     
  2. NathWraith

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    Now I see it.

    Shame. Although I'd be lying if I said that the TT was one of the reasons I was put off the R8.
     
  3. Blackhawk47

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    Haha I remember. I like the wheel arches and still love the TT. Would happily have another one day.

    Just upgrading to a TTS would not of made much sense as 90% of the time it would feel identical to what I already drove. TTRS way out of budget.

    Don't know why a TT would put you off a R8...that is hilarious.
     
  4. alx

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    The current TT and R8 look too similar especially from the front. There's nothing wrong with how the TT looks, but if you're buying an R8 you want it to stand out more in my view.
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    The R8 doesn't exist to sell R8s it exists to act as a halo for the Audi brand. It looks like a TT for a reason.
     
  6. NathWraith

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    Case and point. I’m not interested in Audis outside the R8.
     
  7. alx

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    I can completely understand why they do it, I was pointing out why it might put some people off.
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    There must be a good proportion of the population can't tell an R8 from a TT and when an R8 passes by they think it's just another TT.
     
  9. NathWraith

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    :cool:
     
  10. Gibbo

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    True but having driven TTRS and R8's around, the R8 got way more attention and for whatever reason females absolutely love the things and they tend to know less about cars, but they can see it looks different and probably also see it looks a lot more expensive.

    Yes heading towards me from a distance I think to myself is that a TT or R8 approaching, but once it is closer it is very easy to tell its an R8 and from side and rear profiles there is no confusing the two.
    Audi have sold a lot of R8's also so if it helped them sell more TT's then I guess its been nothing but a huge success.

    But yes its similarity to the TT is a touch off putting, but having driven both the public certainly respond and point at the R8 a lot more, no doubt a lot of public recognition is simply due to Iron Man films, guess that helped Audi sell a few......
     
  11. Raymond Lin

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    No doubt, but I was just generalising about the fact that most people are not car people, they just think "it's a red car", or "it's an Audi", to get to "it's an R8" or even "its a particular year R8, facelift or V10 Plus" takes another level or 2 of car nerdiness.

    The majority of people stops at "it's a TT".

    I would also say that most people can't tell the difference between the Porsche models, from Boxter to 911 to 918. Sure they can tell them apart when parked side by side but if seen in isolation and then you ask them later "what Porsche was that?"

    "I dunno, its a Porsche" would be the answer.
     
  12. peterwalkley

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    I'm one of them. I once only realised an R8 had passed me when I saw the sticker on the back that said "My other car is a Polo".
     
  13. Rroff

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    Even with a bit of interest in cars I wouldn't be able to tell you the exact model of a 9xx Porsche on sight - even with the various variants parked side by side I'd be hard pressed.
     
  14. skaif

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    How did that make it more obvious it was an R8?
     
  15. Mr^B

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    New small car/runabout, replacement for Aygo.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. peterwalkley

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    It's a joke reference to another member here.
     
  17. Blackhawk47

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    Yeah but why buy a car based on what joe public might think or point at. Anyone into cars knows what an R8 is.

    The M2 gets quite a bit of attention with people looking etc, it’s happening a lot. I’ve even had people drive past at junctions turning their head 75 degrees while having a look, taking their eyes completely off the road - how dangerous is that. On top of that a lot people don’t even know there is such a thing as a M2. I’ve even been asked if it’s a 218d with a body kit lol

    I actually really don’t like it.
     
  18. Uther

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    I would be the same. I suspect most people would just say 'it's a 911' if they knew a little bit about cars as it is such an iconic model.
     
  19. Gibbo

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    M2 are easy to spot they look like a bulldog that took steroids, great road presence and though I’m petrol head I can spot them quite easily, great looking and best colour is long beach blue.
     
  20. -Ad-

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    The previous founder of the company I used to work at had a bit of a shed Smart Fourtwo as a daily hack with 'my other car is a lambo'.

    It was only a medicore Aventador SV in blue :D