I Drove the R8 And I Liked It - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Audi R8: I Drove the R8 And I Liked It

August 12, 2008

2008 Audi R8

As part of my job writing model reviews for Edmunds, I take the opportunity to drive as many short-term cars that pass through here as possible. The more I drive the better, with more volume-selling cars being a wiser use of my time than limited production GT500KR-like things. But as I was about to grab the keys to the 2009 Mazda 6, I saw the Audi R8's switchblade hanging on the board beckoning me. I gave into temptation.

And with apologies to Katy Perry...

(It helps to play this while reading. If that link doesn't work, try the YouTube Video)

This was not the drive I planned
Not my intention
I got so brave, keys in hand
Lost my discretion
It's not what, I'm used to
Just wanna try it out
I'm curious for it
Caught my attention

I drove the R8 and I liked it
Despite it's crappy auto stick
I drove the R8 just to try it
I hope my Z3 don't mind it
RTronic felt so wrong
The V8 felt so right
But I'm OK with not taking it home tonight
I drove the R8 and I liked it
I just liked it

I know I should drive the Mazda 6.
It doesn't matter,
You're such a sexier pick.
Just human nature,
It's not what,
Good journalists do
Not how they should behave
I should drive a real car
But so hard to obey

I drove the R8 and I liked it
Despite the photo-taking pricks
I drove the R8 just to try it
I hope Mike Schmidt don't mind it
Dead pedal's placed so wrong
Steering feels so right
But I think I'd rather have a Porsche, alright?
I drove the R8 and I liked it
I just liked it.

Supercars are so magical
High speeds, hot looks, so driveable
Hard to resist so lustable
Too good to deny it
The Audi's a big deal, but I'm indifferent.

I drove the R8 and I liked it
But the Aston's a better pick
I drove the R8 just to try it
I hope Brent Romans don't mind it
MMI works so wrong
The V8 sounds so right
But don't mean I'm in love tonight

I drove the R8 and I liked it
But I just liked it

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 16,878 miles

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