Flat Out Through the West - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8 Long Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8: Flat Out Through the West

June 20, 2008

We're finally out of Texas. Five states to go; New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and California. We could just bang due west and get this trip over with, but come on, we're in an Audi R8 and if there's anyplace in this country you can still go fast it's in the wide open spaces of New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and California.

Plus Monument Valley is just a few short hours away. As is Route 66. It'll add about 500 miles to our trip but so what. We're having fun, and the Audi R8 is comfortable enough that another 500 miles won't be much trouble.

Here are some photographic highlights. Not much to tell, besides the R8 is running perfectly (it got an scheduled oil change at 5,000 miles and will be due for another at 15,000), and my co-driver Scott Jacobs has a bladder the size of a pea.

I'd also like to report that all that BBQ back in Lockhart, Texas has not come back to haunt us.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 9,022 miles

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