2008 Audi R8 Long Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8: Truck It? Truck That.

June 17, 2008

The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarkana and we'll bring it back no matter what it takes. — Jerry Reed, Eastbound and Down, Smokey and the Bandit, 1977

It was with that mentality that we went and got our Audi R8 in Atlanta, Georgia — because it was there and it needed to be here, back at our office in Santa Monica, California. Well, that and a 3,000-mile road trip in one of the world's great cars sounded better than a week in the cubicle.

Believe it or not, Audi wanted to truck the car out west... Puhhh-lease. That'd be like turning down a hot tub date with the Pussycat Dolls because there's just too many of them.

Not us. We put on our Speedo, packed up our gas credit card and jumped in the water. After all, the point of our spending the next three months with Audi's new spaceship is to find out if it really is the ultimate everyday supercar. And what better way to start this little experiment than a four-day, 3,000-mile run from Hotlanta to the Pacific Ocean?

So come along for the ride; first stop Nawlins, Weasiana.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 7,041 miles

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