Extra Pics From Seattle Trip - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Audi R8: Extra Pics From Seattle Trip

July 10, 2008

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Here are just some extra shots taken of our 2008 Audi R8 during the long road to Seattle, Washington, and back. The shot above is taken facing away from that infamous Basshole Bar & Grill, facing the I-5. Temps must have been in the 90s so we parked the R8 under a huge tree.

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In the parking lot at the summit of Mary's Peak near Corvallis, Oregon, after Jay tackled the twisties to get here. We had to take a break. That cyclist biked the whole way to the top, stopped for a bit of energy gel and then went back down the way he came. So hard-core.

More after the jump...

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Another shot from the Mary's Peak road. It was gor-jus up there!

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Free coffee from a rest stop on the road to Seattle. I think it was called safety coffee. It would have been even safer had they provided covers for the cups. Jay just made sure to not make any sudden movements with the R8.

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Getting attention wherever it's parked. I shot this covertly from the top floor of a two-story house across the street, paparazzi-style. The gentleman in the wheelchair was the first to show up, noting that the wheels "look like 19s but I think they might be 22s" to his neighbor (the man in the center) who walked up soon after. When Jay's sister wandered by, she told them that all she knew about the R8 was that it was in Iron Man.

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It looks so out of place here in front of this quaint home in Seattle.

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Off-roading on Mercer Island in Seattle. The R8 may have all-wheel drive but we still took these gravelly roads at 10 mph. Don't want to chip that Daytona Gray.

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We parked the R8 in front of Sweet Life Patisserie in Eugene, Oregon, for a quick breakfast before we hit the road to Sacramento. Oddly enough, these were really the only two people during the stop to blatantly ogle the supercar.

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Mt. Shasta on the way back. It seemed like we'd be traveling for miles and miles until we could no longer see it. Apparently it's huge. Who knew?

Next post we'll include the final fuel economy numbers for the trip as the R8 and its fuel log are currently unavailable. It seems that car never sits still for long.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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