Monday, February 06, 2012

Some Audi admiration

As said before in this blog, I am a bit of an Audi fanboy. Having two of them makes that pretty obvious.
I still look forward to driving the TT RS every time and had a really nice drive last Saturday to Blaine, Washington to pick up a couple of items from a depot where you can have things shipped to if shipping to Canada from the US is too expensive or simply not possible. With Nexus in hand, this is something that takes about two hours tops. I do love that car, so civilized on the highway, purring along at 120km/h but also ferocious when opened up, the 5 cylinder sounding magnificent and the 340lb/ft of torque generating fantastic acceleration. I am very much looking forward to the first BC interior drive of the season, hopefully late May/early June on a sunny day, involving the Duffy Lake Road.

Last night the trusty A4 started complaining about a broken headlight so that needed looking after. I took it to the dealership first thing this morning, given our busy schedule it was either that or next week sometime. The north shore Audi dealership (Capilano Audi) always has nice cars on the floor but this morning was a treat. The center piece was an absolutely astounding matte silver R8 GT. This car is incredible to behold, with the unique paint finish absorbing light while the many carbon fiber accents gleam softly all around. Massive 20" rims, ceramic brakes, fixed spoiler, what a car. 560hp, 398lb/ft of torque and 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds. Sigh. If there was ever something to covet and covet very badly...
It had a big 'SOLD' sign on it, so somewhere, some very lucky (and rich, the sticker price for these is around $220K) person will be driving this car soon. I sure hope it gets driven as opposed to parked in some trophy garage somewhere!

So much to admire...

There also was a STaSIS tuned S4 on the floor, very impressive looking with 19" rims, massive custom exhausts and impressive numbers, 410hp and 370lb/ft of torque. This must be quite the ride as well. Maybe I should add the STaSIS tuning package for the A4 to my 'I covet' list...261hp and 305lb/ft of torque? Hmmm....I wonder what Connie thinks :-)

Finally, the white TT RS that has been sitting on their floor has sold as well. I wonder how many TT RS cars are in Vancouver right now.

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