Radar Stress Relief - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8 Long Term Road Test

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2008 Audi R8: Radar Stress Relief

July 10, 2008

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Oldham has his weapon of choice. But does he know where the bogies are, and how many? This Valentine One I borrowed from my friend (thanks, Sarah F) has saved my bacon time and again on my roadtrip in the 2008 Audi R8.

And talk about range. At one point it alerted about three miles before I actually saw the cruiser.

Another time about 10 miles from the Oregon border, a Washington cop hit us with laser and the V1 exploded with bleeps and lights. With laser, these alerts are too little too late, and you're usually bagged. I had slowed ahead of time, though (call it spidey sense), and escaped unscathed.

Overall, I noticed how the box relieves me from having to constantly scan every overpass, clump of trees and on-ramps for patrol cars, instead allowing me to focus on other things. Like driving.

I gotta get me one of these.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 12,651 miles

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