Supercar in the Rain - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test
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2008 Audi R8: Supercar in the Rain

December 15, 2008

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It rained pretty steady last night. By the time I pulled out of my garage this morning, it had backed off a bit but the damage was done. And as we all know -- and this is especially true in Southern California -- just add water and you get instant idiot on the road. But my fellow commuters were taking it easy for a change.

And the superb Audi R8 didn't feel any less stable on the wet than it does under normal driving conditions. The tires were plenty sticky, no hydroplaning occurred, the heated seats kept me cozy and the intermittent rain-sensing wipers worked well. My only complaint, the rear defogger doesn't seem to do much of anything.

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Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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