Real Superheroes Love This Supercar, Too - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Audi R8: Real Superheroes Love This Supercar, Too

October 20, 2008

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This morning we had parked our 2008 Audi R8 across the street from a Santa Monica fire department when we were stopping off at a coffeehouse before work for some java. Upon returning to the car we saw these guys admiring the car, excitedly checking out its wheels, luxe interior, V8 engine gorgeously displayed in the back. We just had to get a picture.

Of course they were reluctant at first ("I know where these things usually end up," said one) until we explained to them that we thought it was cool that, in addition to Iron Man, real superheroes loved this car, too. THAT got them in front of the camera. Heh.

They asked how much horsepower our R8 had. When we replied, "420," they smiled and said, gesturing to their firetruck, "Ours has a Caterpillar V8 turbodiesel with 500 hp." We wanted to add, "AND it actually saves lives."

When we were getting ready to drive away, the firemen said, looking at the cop car parked nearby, "Unlike the police, WE'd like to see you go fast..." Instead we just did a U-turn in front of them and revved the engine. If we had time we probably would have offered to give them a really quick jaunt on the freeway. Ah well.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 22,543 miles

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