2012 Audi A8L: The Eight-Pound Ashtray
March 23, 2012
I don't smoke. But if I did, oh boy, this would be the car. I mean, really, just look at that thing. All cast aluminum and solidly built. Nothing gives a deadly addiction a sense of purpose like lifting the lid on this baby. Nothing, I say.
Seriously, because we don't smoke in ;press cars, we've been ignoring this lovely piece of German craftsmanship -- letting it roll around in the center console like a forgotten Cheerio on the floor of a minivan. Well, no longer. Those days are over.
Today is the day I begin to celebrate this coffin-like piece of beauty. Today is the day I start cycling its heavy lid, caressing its shapely form and lifting it in and out of the cup holder like a dumbell of death. Also, note its handy placement next to the cigarette lighter -- perfect for conveniently serving up a nicotine-charged reaper stick anytime you desire.
This, I say, is the best ashtray made.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor