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We get asked all of the time where should I stay, where is a good place to eat, what other "must do" things should we do while we are in Denver?...  

Well we want to share our "Staff" picks on all things to do in Colorado. From our favorite farm to table restaurant to the cool hip craft cocktail lounge. We have also compiled a healthy list of hotels and must do things to do in Colorado. This list is curated specifically for our clientele! If you have questions about any of these establishments or activities, please shoot us an email (info @ oxotic.com) or give us a call at 855.484.1550. We are more than happy to assist you with your vacation research!

We've broken this information up into three major categories. EATS - HOTELS - THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO. In the EATS section you will find the Restaurant's name followed by the neighborhood. Same with the Hotels.

We hope you enjoy our recommendations, they really are the best of the best!

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EATS

 

Golden

#STAFF PICK

Abejas

Downtown Golden

Longtime friends and now owners/partners, Brandon Bortles and Barry Dobesh-the B’s, as they are branded together–chose the name Abejas to convey the meaning behind the bee. Bees are industrious little bastards that symbolize agriculture, nature, and the fresh provisional menu behind Abejas. Abejas is a homecoming for the owners. The owner-duo met in Golden and both have deep roots in this small town. After Barry graduated from the Colorado Art Institute’s culinary program in 2002, he and Brandon became colleagues at the Hilltop Café in Golden. Barry next spent time working in Chicago, while Brandon moved on to manage New York restaurants. They rejoined in Denver in 2007 and started forming their dream to provide Golden with an intimate, seasonal restaurant, fit for a causal glass of wine with friends as much as for the celebration of a special occasion.

 
 

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Denver

 

#STAFF PICK

Linger

LoHi

One of the best, if not THE best roof top bars/restaurant in Downtown Denver. We love their small plates "tapas" menu, brought to you by an award winning Chef. They have an incredible craft cocktail menu, great beer and wine list. Oh did we mention THE MOST EPIC view of the Denver Skyline. LoHi is the home to dozens and dozens of hot trendy shops, restaurants and bars. It's a great walking neighborhood. Save some room for Desert and check out Little Man Ice Cream (ENORMOUS Building shaped like an old fashion Ice Cream can)!

 

#STAFF PICK

Acorn

RiNo

Technically, the name refers to the kitchen’s focus on oak wood-fired cooking. But it’s pretty fitting for a place that stands so tall and mighty among Denver’s top-tier destinations -- and that just keeps growing on you with every visit. At first glance, chef-partner Steven Redzikowski’s seasonal repertoire doesn’t seem so wildly different from that of countless other contemporary kitchens: you've got your pork belly, your short ribs, and your handmade gnocchi. But the distinction’s in the details: that gnocchi, for instance, sports a startling combination of butternut squash, chanterelles, and lemon confit in creamy onion sauce. And the cocktails are smarter than you are.

*** If you are headed to Boulder, try their sister restaurant Oak at Fourteenth. Very similar menu, My favorite spot in Boulder!

 

Bittersweet

Washington Park West

From the cool-toned, streamlined decor, to the suave service and the painterly compositions on your plate, dining at chef-owner Olav Peterson’s hidden-in-plain-sight neighborhood gem is like visiting a modern art gallery. Only instead of pretending to appreciate how an all-white canvas represents the decline of civilization, you can actually appreciate silken fresh pastas, salads like tiny flowering gardens, and the revelation that is properly cooked roast chicken, washed down with a beer from Estonia or Spain that you’ve never tried .

 

Beatrice and Woodsly

Broadway/Baker

Between the wilderness of the forest and the solitude of the city, Beatrice & Woodsley brings the Colorado wilderness into Denver’s heart to celebrate the history of restaurants as places of restoration, replenishment, and relaxation. Nestled amidst an urban aspen grove, Beatrice and Woodsley offers social dining with a seasonally influenced Rustic-American menu. With cuisine that pays homage to the melting-pot of recipes and methods from the formation of the American culture, the restaurant playfully combines today’s palettes with the traditions and flavors of the old world. Simple ingredients, carefully executed techniques, and adventurous imaginations combine to provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

 

Central Bistro & Bar

LoHi

Central had always been good, sometimes very good. But when Chef Matt Selby took over the kitchen, it instantly developed a new depth of character. Though a vet, he’s still got the enthusiasm of a newbie, and it shows in everything from elaborate foie gras preparations and earthy soups, to the way he squeezes flavor out of the humblest vegetables. And he’s not the only one having fun: the talented bar crew’s always doing something new, the servers think on their feet like an improv group, and you’d have to be wallowing in Morrissey-grade misery to resist going with the flow.

 

ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

LoDo

If Denver had its own USDA food pyramid, Lon Symensma’s kaya toast and French onion soup dumplings would occupy an entire row. But since a balanced diet unfortunately consists of other things too, Symensma's Asian-fusion flagship offers up one spectacular, almost-too-pretty-to-eat plate after the next. Along with gourmet twists on old-school classics like chow fun and fried rice, look for artful specials like Dungeness crab shumai with tarragon-avocado cream, or Wagyu ribeye over leek-green raisin purée and black-bean gremolata. Meanwhile, we’re almost positive the bar’s exotic seasonal cocktails meet all of your daily fruit requirements.

 

#STAFF PICK
Guard & Grace

Central Business District

When a chef celebrated for his globe-spanning imagination announces he’s opening a straight-up beef barn in a Downtown office tower, you’d be smart to smell a cash grab in the making. But you can be smart and wrong -- and in Troy Guard’s case, you would be. His steakhouse combines all the glitter and polish of your average Financial District destination with what feels like a genuine desire to please on the part of the entire detail-oriented staff. The result is relaxing yet exciting, comfy yet sexy, from the first bite of venison tartare through the wine-paired filet mignon flight, and the last crumb of cake from pastry talent Ryan Walker.

 

OTOTO

Platt Park

For 30 years and counting, Sushi Den has been the first and last word in raw fish around here, and its next-door sibling Izakaya Den introduced the concept of the Japanese tavern to Denver while scaling it up with slick decor and fusion twists. Now, in a warm, rustic, copper-toned nook across the street, the Kizaki brothers are putting their stamp on robatayaki and other traditional drinking foods, the simplicity of which showcases their fierce commitment to quality and proper technique as much as sashimi does: think monkfish fried karaage-style, melt-in-your-mouth grilled salmon collar, or funky skewers of chicken hearts and gizzards. (Before you balk at offal, remember you once scoffed at sushi too. That was dumb.)


Panzano

Central Business District

If a city could have a restaurant for a girlfriend, this modern Italian fixture in the Hotel Monaco would be ours, because we constantly take it for granted. Year after year, week after week, from dawn to dark, Chef Elise Wiggins and her team put their egos on the back burner and their hearts on the line to make killer bread and pasta from scratch, nail classics like veal scallopini and brunch time strata, whip up elegant specials, design gluten-free alternatives, host a daily happy hour and pig roasts on the weekend, and basically take such good care of us that we really should remember to bring them flowers and candy next time.

 

Rebel Restaurant

RiNo

Rooster-shaped ceramic pitchers and skull wallpaper, wooden planters full of herbs and Slayer graffiti, all coming together in a dusty old brick building that used to house a dive bar: this place is as metal as farm-to-table gets. And that goes double for the menu; it's as dynamic and downright ballsy as any Denver’s ever seen. While the signature whole roasted pig’s or lamb’s head warrants all the hype it’s generating, there isn’t a dish that doesn’t change whatever game it’s playing, from s**t on a shingle gone glam with brioche and walnuts in wine sauce, to a twist on poutine featuring fried tripe and foie gras gravy. The beer, wine, and cocktail lists are thrill-filled too.

 

#STAFF PICK
Stoic & Genuine

LoDo

Rioja’s a pioneer (and better than ever). Bistro Vendôme’s a classic. Euclid Hall’s a pure blast. But Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch’s dazzling, buzzing seafood smash hit in Union Station already feels like a legit icon -- a Grand Central Oyster Bar for Mile High cool kids. After all, Chef Jorel Pierce is a cool kid himself, so while oysters on the half-shell and lobster rolls are forever, ever-changing originals like octopus mortadella, tuna tartare in chai vinaigrette with maple giardiniera, and live uni with lychee shaved ice from Stoic’s dedicated granita bar are really where it’s at, followed by freaking foie gras crème brûlée with fried rosemary.

 

Table 6

Cherry Creek Country Club

Considering owner-sommelier Aaron Forman’s an ex-dog musher, the fact that a meal at this consummate neighborhood bistro remains full of surprises after a decade-plus shouldn’t itself come as any surprise. Chef Michael Winston takes the trademark playfulness of its New American menu seriously, which means at any given time you might get kimchi-Brie crepes, or yam kugel with the signature duck confit, or knock back some tater tots in fondue while you’re waiting for a foie gras tart with creamed spinach and pickled mushrooms. And the wine list’s still the vinous equivalent of the Iditarod: wide-ranging and racy.

 

To the Wind Bistro

City Park

In a barely there East Colfax storefront, Royce Oliveira, Leanne Adamson, and their tiny crew serve up a slice of the good life with such intelligence, skill, and verve that, immensely satisfying as it is, you can’t get enough. Not so much a restaurant with an open kitchen as a kitchen surrounded by some tables and chairs, the twinkling two-room space sets a casually intimate mood enhanced by the chance to interact with the easygoing Oliveira while he’s cooking -- and whatever’s he’s cooking, you’ll want it, be it perfectly pan-fried whiting with crème fraîche, rye croutons and golden raisins, or luscious chicken and dumplings in mussel broth.

 

The Squeaky Bean

Downtown

Since the first incarnation of the Bean opened in 2009, this restaurant’s gone through its fair share of changes including a relaunch in a new location in 2012. Recently though, it’s hit a peak with a focus on food that’s not only farm fresh (sourced largely from their own Bean Acres), but fun too. From weekend bingo brunch to the penchant for creating cocktails for recently deceased celebrities, there’s enough kitsch to keep you entertained. But it’s the food, like its much-lauded lunch burger and its unexpectedly elegant dinner entrees, that makes the Bean a must-visit. 

 

Work & Class

RiNo

“Hey, wanna go eat in a shipping container?” A few years ago, that may have seemed like a silly question, but this small (but mighty) restaurant has become a fast favorite landing on basically every “best of” list since it opened in early 2014. And now it’s earned a place on this list, too thanks to a new fall menu that includes comforting, yet flavor-packed classics like whiskey & Coke beef brisket and Wisconsin cheddar mac & cheese.

 

#STAFF PICK
The Populist

RiNo

Though it’s relatively new (it opened in 2012), The Populist somehow always feels like a classic. That’s not to say it’s not on trend: locally sourced ingredients, check; community tables, check; hip location in the hottest neighborhood, check. But while this restaurant is undeniably stylish, it’s also just damn delicious. So even though there are new options opening up in Denver every week, we’re sure you’ll regret it if you don’t stop in soon for its deceptively simple monikered bacon & egg or its newest seasonal take on agnolotti.

 

#STAFF PICK
Old Major

Highland

Old Major Executive Chef and owner Justin Brunson is undeniably the king of meat in Denver. He’s opened Masterpiece Deli, launched the Denver Bacon Company, and recently took on the fast-casual trend with Honor Society. But it’s Old Major that remains a can’t-miss thanks to its in-house butchery and charcuterie programs, as well as a consistent ability to turn out perfected plates. Whether it’s the famous nose-to-tail platter or a delicate, flaky cheddar biscuit, you need this. Now.

 

Beast + Bottle

Uptown

Relationships can be a lot of work, right? But (usually) you’re only involved in one at a time. At Beast + Bottle, though, there are countless relationships being managed all of the time. From the local purveyors who supply the restaurant with an ever-changing lineup of fresh ingredients to the diners who are each treated to a dose of old-school hospitality on every visit, everything is orchestrated flawlessly by the team of Paul and Aileen Reilly, who have yet another kind of relationship: they’re brother and sister.

 

Mercantile Dining & Provision

Union Station

Though Chef Alex Siedel’s Fruition is a perennial Mile High favorite, it’s this more recent endeavor from him that’s currently got our attention. As part of the redesign of Union Station, it’s got that shiny and new appeal. But beyond the hype are creative dishes that elevate fresh ingredients. Mercantile’s fall menu, which includes dishes like a celery root tortellini with confit veal sweetbreads, crispy Brussels sprouts, and pickled mustard seed vinaigrette, is out now. So what are you waiting for?

 

The Plimoth

City Park North

This restaurant touts a qualifier after its name: “neighborhood eatery.” If only all neighborhoods had a place like this. But no matter where you live in Denver, don’t wait to dine here. The menu changes constantly, offering up new takes on ingredients each time you visit. This season, expect to see plenty of squash, apples, and pears featured in dishes like the fall shelling bean ragout with delicata squash, charred autumn vegetables persillade, boutique sherry, and Schnebelhorn cheese.

 

#STAFF PICK
Bones

Capitol Hill

Restaurateur Frank Bonanno has made a big impact on the Denver dining scene with his mini-empire that includes the always impeccable Mizuna. But over at Bones, his Asian noodle house headed up by Executive Chef John Dipierro, a passion for experimentation has us salivating. Head there on a Wednesday for its steamed buns special and you’ll be treated to a unique creation that changes weekly as the team plays with new flavor combinations. Or go anytime for a piping-hot bowl of noodles like the new-for-fall option with crispy chicken skin, charred chile charmoula, corn, wakame, and oyster mushroom sauce.

*Also check out Luca De'Italia - Next door to Bones & Another John Dipierro creation, My favorite Italian restuaunt in Denver. Everything he touches is GOLD! He does not pay me to say that either!!! I love his entire foodie empire!

 

Onefold

City Park West

Denver’s got plenty of places where you can score a quick bite with your morning brew or, on the other end of the spectrum, a nap-inducing gorge-fest of a brunch. But we love Onefold right now because it hits that sweet spot in between. Yes, it's got the requisite breakfast burrito. But it's more about what’s inside the house-made tortilla (like the duck fat fried potatoes) than how big it is. And you’ll find more than the usual suspects here too, like the ultra-comforting congee, a savory rice porridge that’s popular in Asian countries.

 

Cart-Driver

RiNo

Another place that’s proving that a small space can produce big flavors is this pizza and oysters mecca. With only a handful of tables, a 1,000-degree wood-fired oven, and a knack for turning something simple into something memorable, Cart-Driver is anything but just another pizza joint. And though Chef Kelly Whitaker is well-versed in Italian techniques (you only need to have visited his Boulder pizzeria Basta once to know that), he’s also committed to using local ingredients whenever possible. The result: food that will have you coming back no matter the season.


*Write up brought to you by: Thrillist

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HOTELS - DENVER

 

The Crawford Hotel #Staff Pick
Downtown Denver - Union Station
This is a new hotel inside Union Station, awesome location, in the heart of Downtown. This entire area was just revitalized in the last 2 years a project that took 5 years to complete.

Hotel Monaco

Downtown Denver - Financial District
A boutique hotel in the middle of Downtown Denver this hotel is famous for it's old style charm with Modern Luxury design. Part of the Kimpton family of hotels this is one of our favorite Hotels in Denver.

Hyatt Regency
Downtown - Convention Center
Close to everything! This is a gorgeous high-rise hotel located in the heart of downtown. We recommend grabbing a drink  at the Peak's Lounge on the 27th floor. You'll thank us later!

Brown Palace #Staff Pick
Downtown Denver
Stay where every President has stayed since 1892! Explore the unique offerings of The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a legend among Downtown Denver luxury hotels since 1892. From the dramatic allure of our Top of the Brown Guestrooms and regal Presidential Suites to our fine dining offerings and stately meeting facilities, the qualities of our iconic hotel in Downtown Denver make it the ultimate destination for business functions, leisurely vacations, romantic getaways and even spa retreats.

 

Four Seasons #Staff Pick

Downtown Denver - Convention Center

One of the newest high rise hotels in the Denver area. It's the Four Seasons! We also have a Ritz-Carlton but it is a complete toss up between these two. They are both Luxury hotels with all of the amenities. We recommend the Four Seasons in this price bracket in Denver.


HOTELS - BOULDER

 

St Julien #Staff Pick

Downtown Boulder - Pearl Street/CU Campus

Treat yourself to a refreshingly uncommon downtown Boulder hotel destination, where luxury and comfort come naturally. At St Julien Hotel & Spa, world-class accommodations and service balance perfectly – melding nature and nurture, simplicity and style, relaxation and renewal. St Julien sets itself apart from other Boulder, Colorado hotels as an oasis of tranquility – offering inspired views of the Flatiron Mountains, and doorstep access to the famous Pearl Street Mall. Enjoy a new sense of style and sensibility inside this casually elegant luxury hotel in Boulder, Colorado.

Located in the heart of Boulder's historic downtown, St Julien Hotel & Spa is within walking distance of more than 200 shops and 80 restaurants, just steps from the historic Pearl Street Mall, the beautiful University of Colorado campus, miles of hiking and biking paths and numerous entertainment options.

 

 

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THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO

Hiking/Trails: I would check out Boulder for your hiking excursion. It is 20 Minutes North of our office. We will be driving through Boulder Creek Canyon and taking pictures in front of the flat Irons. We will drive by many of the trails on this list: Chautauqua park is near the flat irons and easy access. Great views and a good workout. It is a pretty famous area to hike and right near the University Campus so it's easy access. Many of the trails that have waterfalls in the Boulder Creek Canyon are flowing heavy right now. So the scenery is great and there will be a lot of people out. Boulder Creek canyon is also close and easily access. You can also check out downtown Boulder. There is a great out door walking, shopping and entertainers on Pearl Street in Boulder. Boulder is 45 minutes from downtown Denver. If you have time to take a short trip, I would head up to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is amazing and worth the trip, a 2 hour drive from downtown Denver.

 

 

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Vehicle Vault

Vehicle Vault is the premier auto gallery and elite custom garage community that provides a unique environment for those who share the passion for cars. If you are lucky enough to be in Denver on the 2nd Saturday of the month, make it a point to head over to Vehicle Vault around 9am to Noon. You will get to see the greatest turn out of local exotic, classic, and collector cars on display at their monthly "Cars & Coffee" car meet.

Gallery at Vehicle Vault

Exhibiting a fabulous collection of rare and exotic automobiles from all over the world and presenting a totally unique venue for your special events.


Scootours

Motorized Vespa style scooter rental service and guided sightseeing scooter tours across from the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental provides everything you need including scooter riding lessons, gas, liability insurance and suggestions of where to explore on our motor scooters. If you can ride a bicycle, you are 18 or older, and you have a valid Driver's License, we can easily train you to ride. Renting a 50 cc moped is the perfect day trip activity for a group event, a visit to Denver, a birthday gift, bachelorette parties, and corporate outings in Denver. Guided sightseeing tours available.

 

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver, where concerts are given in the open-air amphitheater. There is a large, tilted, disc-shaped rock behind the stage, a huge vertical rock angled outwards from stage right, several large outcrops angled outwards from stage left and a seating area for up to 9,525 people[1] in between. The amphitheater is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, Colorado and is located in Red Rocks Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.


Rocky Mountain National Forest

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!

 

Coors Brewery Tour (10 Minutes from our facility)

Since 1873 the Coors brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The tour showcases the company’s history and passion for brewing. Your tour takes place in the world’s largest single-site brewery. The brewery experience includes a 30-minute self-paced tour highlighting our malting, brewing and packaging processes. Cool off in the “fresh beer room," where visitors can sip a cold sample and rest on ice-cube benches in a refrigerated room. At the end of the tour, view old photos, neons, historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and have the opportunity to sample* our refreshing products. Be sure to shop in the Coors & Co. gift shop.

 

Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery Tour

This whiskey glowed amber from the start. When volunteer firefighter Jess Graber responded to a neighbor's barn fire down the road, he never imagined any good could come of it. But the barn he made effort to save belonged to George Stranahan, long-time liquor connoisseur. When the fire settled, the two discovered a shared passion for the Colorado outdoors and a good pour of fine whiskey.

And so Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey was born. They developed a recipe for the smoothest, most flavorful whiskey in the world using the purity of their mountain surroundings to their advantage. Well, to your advantage. They say from each thing bad comes something good. For Jess, George, and fine whiskey drinkers alike, it's amazing just how good it can be.

 

Marijuana Dispensaries (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!)

The law regarding marijuana in Colorado allows for cities and counties to decide for themselves if they will permit recreational stores. If you are planning your vacation to Colorado, we would recommend supporting the cities and counties that respect your right to marijuana.

The experience is similar to a liquor store. You must present photo identification in order to check out and purchase Marijuana products. Recreational marijuana stores are open for business. Anyone 21 years of age or older is allowed to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana in Colorado. This is your right as defined by the Colorado Constitution, whether or not the city or county allows or bans recreational stores. We now have thousands of independent and chain dispensary locations throughout Colorado. Let's face it Pot is everywhere in this state. We just ask that you partake in the festivities AFTER you drive with us!

* You would think this is obvious but for legal reasons, we have to bring it to your attention... Consumption of Drugs or Alcohol prior to your driving tour is not permitted. We do reserve the right to cancel your tour without a refund if we find you have consumed any substance that would impair your ability to drive.

 

 

How Fisker Blew $1.4 Billion And Lost $35,000 On Each Car

 

 

 

Article courtesy of: Jalopnik


Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today took turns alternately hammering or defending the U.S. Department of… Read…

Just how bad were things at Fisker before they ceased production, laid off their staff and got hauled before Congress over all the money they borrowed? Much worse than you might have imagined, according to a new special report from Reuters.

 

Here's a nice warm thought in case you're an American who filed your taxes recently: soon-t0-be-failed luxury hybrid manufacturer Fisker… Read…

The story from Reuters' Deepa Seetharaman and Paul Lienert goes rather deeply into the company's sad state of affairs. It seems that things began to collapse for Fisker right around the time the U.S. Department of Energy cut them off from further loan money in June 2011.

 

Fisker had been approved for a $529 million line of credit, but "only" drew down about $192 million.

 

However, the private investors who put $525 million into the company were not told about this, and instead were reassured with "rosy sales forecasts and assurances the company valued itself at nearly $2 billion," according to the story.

 

All in all, Fisker never turned a profit and burned through $1.4 billion in private and public funding since its founding in 2007.

 

The story goes into the engineering problems that plagued the luxury hybrid Karma, apparently out of a desire to stay close to Henrik Fisker's unorthodox design, bad production and ordering practices, poor communication and payment to suppliers, and, it would seem, no clue how to actually make money on a product:

 

Fisker built an estimated 2,450 Karmas from 2011 to 2012, but lost at least $35,000 on each car, according to internal financial statements and interviews with former Fisker executives. One former executive said the Karma "cost far more to produce than we could ever charge for it."

 

One has to wonder how Fisker planned to stay afloat with that model besides constant influxes of new cash from investors and the government. Things weren't helped by Hurricane Sandy, which put Fisker out $30 million, or the bankruptcy of their battery supplier A123 Systems.

Related

Fisker Lost $30 Million Worth Of Cars In Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy had absolutely devastating effects on the Northeast last week. And as we exclusively told you, that included a fire that destroyed 16 … Read…

Battery Maker That Received $249 Million From Obama Administration Declares Bankruptcy

A123 Systems, the company that builds the batteries for the Fisker Karma and for the upcoming Chevy Spark EV, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy… Read…

 

Not everyone saw potential in the company: one investor who declined to put money into Fisker called the Karma "a rudimentary machine that needed several years of engineering refinement." Ouch.

 

There were other questionable decisions made too, like inflated salaries for Henrik Fisker and other executives and fancy parties in Monaco even when layoffs were taking place. (Shocking, I know.)

 

What's really interesting about the Reuters story — and what's most important to taxpayers like you and me — is that it maintains that "investors and government representatives weren't always hearing the same story" when it came to Fisker's finances.

 

Henrik Fisker told his shareholders in December 2011 that they were on target to launch the smaller Atlantic sedan in 2013, only to shut down production seven weeks later. Fisker also never told the investors that his company had been cut off from government funds months earlier due to having missed their targets.

 

But when Fisker was faltering, neither they nor the Energy Department bothered to tell anyone.

 

Neither the Energy Department nor Fisker made that news public until February 2012, when Fisker told reporters that it was "renegotiating" terms of the loan. The department that same month said that it "only allows the loan to be disbursed as the company meets certain milestones and demonstrates results."

 

Besides Fisker's obvious mismanagement and lack of a clue how run a car company, that last part is what bothered me most. Why didn't we know that Fisker was flagging after taxpayer dollars were invested in the company? Was it a desire to keep Fisker from turning into the next Solyndra, which in the eyes of critics of the Obama administration, it did anyway?

 

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56% Of Carmakers Who Asked For Government 'Green' Loans Are Dead

What do Carbon Motors' BMW-powered police car, Aptera Motors' electric three wheeler, and Fisker's luxury sedan have in common? Two… Read…

If we've seen anything from the green startup automakers who sought Energy Department loans, it is very, very hard to get a new car company off the ground, let alone make it profitable using new technology. But based on what this story has to say about the way Fisker was run, I have to wonder why they got any money in the first plac

 

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CORPORATE EVENTS & GROUP EVENTS
@ OXOTIC SUPERCAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE

We want to make your company's team building event EPIC! We host corporate events ranging from 5 participants to over 100+. Our events are completely customized and can be organized by our in house event planner to fit your company's specific needs. We offer a fully equipped meeting space facility, an array of food truck and catering options, branded Oxotic merchandise, and customized event Supercar driving packages.

 

Launching Summer 2017 -
The Event Center @Oxotic - 6,000 SqFt Event Center

In June 2017 we will be moving into our new state of the art purpose built facility, which will give us the ability to host groups larger than 250+ people. We will also be adding new cars to our fleet to accommodate demand.

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***Brand new State of the art event center opens June 1st 2017***


Some Of Our Corporate Events Clients Include:

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Meeting Facility

At Oxotic we provide a turn key event exceeding your expectations. Our facility comes fully equipped with all of the essentials; We provide tables, chairs, linens, and use of our state of the art A/V systems. This includes our Movie theater quality 14 foot projection screen and our 84" 4K LED figital whiteboard located in the lounge. Our climate controlled facility is perfect for large groups and conference style meetings. Although most of our clients will pair a driving experience with their meeting, we do offer facility only rental for parties, corporate presentations, and events.

 

 



 

Dedicated Event Planner

You will be working 1:1 with our staff event coordinator. They will work with you throughout the process to ensure your event is a huge success. After all we want you to come back year after year, as many of our corporate clients do. We will work directly for you to provide venue setup, coordinate catering or food truck menus, and event planning.

 

Merchandise packages

We can pair a variety of Oxotic branded merchandise for your participants to take home. Options include: T-Shirts, Photo Plaques, Key Chains, Hats, USB Lanyards, Mugs, etc. We highly recommend putting together a merchandise basket for each of your participants. With advanced planning we can arrange to have co-branded merchandise at an additional cost.

 

 

Driving Event Options

Our events are fully customized to your needs. Some clients want to take their team out for a 150 Mile 8 hour adventure up in the mountains with a lunch stop along the way. While others need a turn key meeting facility to conduct a 2 hour meeting and presentation, followed by shorter driving tours up Golden Gate Canyon State Park. In either case we have experience and have executed flawlessly for our past clients. You will work with your event planner to develop a day that will work within your company's budget and required meeting structure.

Photography

Two or more of our Staff photographers will be available to capture the moments throughout your event. We also have an in house photo lab, where we can print photos for your group to take home after the tour. Typically we will include a photo bundle where all of your participants will have access to all of the high resolution photos taken throughout the event at no charge to the participant.

 

Cost

Driving Event pricing has a wide range, as there are many variables. Prices start at $150 per participant. Event space and equipment rental starts at $500 for 4 hours. We are here to make your day special. We will attempt to accommodate any requests you may have and can really customize the day to fit your specific needs.

 

 

 

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Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental (road car)

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Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental (road car)

 

Manufacturer

quattro GmbH[1]
(a private subsidiary of Audi AG)

Production

June 2007–present,
9,945 built in the end of 2008[2][3]

Assembly

Neckarsulm, Germany

Class

Super car

Body style

2-door coupé (2007-)
2-door spyder (2009-)

Layout

Longitudinal mid-engine,[4]
quattro permanent all-wheel drive[4]

Engine

4.2 L FSI V8, 2×DOHC;
5.2 L FSI V10, 2×DOHC[5]

Transmission

6-speed manual
6-speed R-Tronic
7-speed S-Tronic

Wheelbase

2,650 mm (104.3 in)[4]

Length

V8 Coupé: 4,431 mm (174.4 in),[4]
V10 Coupé: 4,435 mm (174.6 in),[4]
V10 Spyder: 4,434 mm (174.6 in)[4]

Width

V8 Coupé & V10 Spyder: 1,904 mm (75.0 in),[4]
V10 Coupé: 1,930 mm (76.0 in)[4]

Height

V8 Coupé: 1,249 mm (49.2 in),[4]
V10 Coupé: 1,252 mm (49.3 in),[4]
V10 Spyder: 1,244 mm (49.0 in)[4]

Curb weight

V8 Coupé: 1,560–1,565 kg (3,439–3,450 lb),[4]
V10 Coupé: 1,620–1,625 kg (3,571–3,583 lb),[4]
V10 Spyder: 1,720–1,725 kg (3,792–3,803 lb)[4]

Related

Audi RSQ
Audi Le Mans quattro(Concept)
Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental TDI Le Mans(Concept)

Lamborghini Gallardo

Designer(s)

Frank Lamberty (2004)[6]

The Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental[4] (Typ 42)[7] is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car,[4][8] which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.[4][9] It was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006.

The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform.[10] The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame,[4] and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.[4]

In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental, based on the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig), appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004, Lamberty's design being approved and frozen for production. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today".[11][12][13]

Contents

Initial release

R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro

 

 

The Original V8 Coupé

The Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental was initially equipped with a 4.2 litre V8 engine. Specifically, it is an all-aluminium alloy 32-valve (four valves per cylinder) petrol engine,[4] utilising Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI),[4] and has a displacement of 4,163 cubic centimetres (254.0 cu in).[4] It develops a motive power output of 420 metric horsepower (309 kW; 414 bhp) (Directive 80/1269/EEC),[4] and generates 430 newton metres (317 lbf·ft) of torque,[4] on 98 RON 'Super Unleaded' petrol. It is basically the same engine used in the Audi B7 RS4, but is modified to use a dry sump lubrication system. This V8 is a highly reworked, high-revving variant of the existing 4.2 litre V8, but includes cylinder-direct fuel injection (Fuel Stratified Injection), and four valves per cylinder, instead of five (as used on the previous non-FSI variants). It also uses two chain-driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder bank, and utilises variable valve timing for both inlet and exhaust camshafts. The 4 wheel drive system is biased towards the rear; it sends 30% of its power to the front wheels and 70% to the rear.

The transmission options are either a Lamborghini sourced six-speed manual gearbox with metal gate for the shift lever, or an Audi-developed R tronic[4] gearbox—which is a semi-automatic, without a traditional clutch pedal with automatic gears shifting mode.[8][14] These options are the same as those available on the Lamborghini Gallardo. A double clutch direct-shift gearbox (DSG), now badged by Audi as S tronic, is not available (as of April 2010).

R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro

On July 1, 2010 Autocar reported that Audi has added the 4.2 FSI V8 engine to the R8 Spyder range. The 434 PS (319 kW; 428 bhp) (up 14 bhp on coupé), 430 newton metres (317 lbf·ft) unit now completes the R8 Spyder range alongside the launch V10 powerplant. It has a 0-62 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 4.8sec and will go on to reach a top speed of 185 mph (299 km/h). The engine is available with Audi's R tronic sequential manual gearbox. Like the V10 model, the V8 Spyder features an aluminium spaceframe with carbon composites and an automatic retractable folding cloth roof.

R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro

 

 

The R8 V10 Coupé

Audi AG unveiled the Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental V10 on 9 December 2008. It uses a 5.2 litre FSI engine,[4] based on the unit in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (which in turn was based on the 5.2 FSI V10 as used in the Audi C6 S6 and Audi D3 S8), but is re-tuned to produce a power output of 532 metric horsepower (391 kW; 525 bhp), and generate 530 newton metres (391 lbf·ft) of torque.[4][5] Compared to the V8 variant, the R8 V10's performance numbers are enhanced. Audi states the new 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0 to 62.1 mph) time as only 3.9 seconds,[4] 60 to 124 miles per hour (97 to 200 km/h) in 8.1 seconds, and a top speed of 316 kilometres per hour (196.4 mph).[4] Other changes to the V10 version of the R8 include some aesthetic differences: such as all-LED headlights (a world-first),[4] interior enhancements such as Bang & Olufsen 465 watt sound system,[4] and a more aggressive body styling,[15] larger rear brakes and unique roadwheels.[4]

It was initially thought that this version of the R8 was going to have the same engine as the C6 Audi RS6, a 5.0 litre V10 TFSI twin-turbo engine, which produces 580 metric horsepower (427 kW; 572 bhp). However, some components of the twin-turbo system overheated, and one prototype was destroyed by fire at the Nürburgring.[16] This model was shown at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.

R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro (2009-)

 

 

The R8 V10 Spyder

Although it was rumoured by the automotive press since the announcement of the production R8 in 2006, it was only in August 2008 that spy shots of a convertible R8 "Spider" from filming scenes of the movie Iron Man 2 were published online. The photos showed a clearly visible "soft-top" roof, and the unique sideblade had been removed.[17] The vehicle was formally unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.[18] Compared with the coupé model, the convertible will have extra chassis support, a pair of roll-over safety bars, as well as minor changes such as the location of the fuel filler. It will be powered by a 5.2 FSI V10 engine.[citation needed]

German model launch began in first quarter of 2010, with sales started in the coming days.[19]

UK model was sold for £111,955 OTR (manual) and £117,155 OTR (R tronic).[20]

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental V12 TDI concept (2008)

It is a concept vehicle version of R8 Coupé with 5,934 cc (5.934 L; 362.1 cu in) V12 twin turbo Diesel engine rated 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) and 1,000 N·m (738 lb·ft)@1750-3000rpm with Euro 6 emissions standard compliance via oxidizing catalyst and particulate filter, matt Grace Silver body colour, 6-speed manual transmission with small-diameter double-plate clutch, quattro permanent all-wheel drive, starting ratio of 40:60.

The vehicle was unveiled in Detroit Auto Show 2008.[21]

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental TDI Le Mans (2008)

 

 

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental TDI Le Mans

It is a version of Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental V12 TDI concept with Brilliant Red body colour, rhombus-pattern cover on the air inlets and outlets, continuous aluminum spoiler lip, glass roof of the passenger compartment with two large transparent sections, glazed engine compartment behind seats, NACA duct in the middle of the roof, optional carbon fiber engine liner, LED headlights with color temperature of 6,000 Kelvin, 365 mm (14.37 in) three-spoke flat bottom diecast magnesium core sport steering wheel upholstered in Valcona leather, larger aluminum applications at around the center console, 24-piston (total) brake calipers (red six-piston monobloc aluminum front calipers, fixed rear calipers), ventilated carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide ceramic brake discs.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Geneva Motor Show.[22]

The development of R8 TDI vehicles was cancelled, citing the cost of re-engineering the petrol R8 to accommodate the massive twin-turbocharged diesel engine is simply too great, and that it would be unable to recoup its investment through sales alone.[23]

R8 LMS (2009-)

 

 

Two Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental LMSs competing in the FIA GT3 European Championship

 

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental LMS at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

 

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For 2009, Audi announced the production of an R8 LMS racing car, designed for the GT3 rules in the FIA GT3 European Championship and various national racing series. Known within Audi Sport as the 'R16', the R8 LMS features a 500 PS (368 kW; 493 bhp) V10 engine. Because the GT3 regulations prohibit the use of four-wheel drive, Audi had to drop its 'trademark' quattro four-wheel drive system, and the R8 LMS is only available with the typical rear-wheel drive setup. The torque is transmitted via a newly developed six-speed sequential sports gearbox. The car was manufactured by Audi Sport, quattro GmbH, and Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. (Györ).

The first test races in various European racing series was scheduled for the 2009 season. Delivery to the customers was planned from the autumn of this coming year.[24] The R8 LMS GT3 was reported to cost $350,000USD.[25] European model was sold for €262,000 (VAT included).[26]

R8 e-tron concept (2009)

See also: Audi e-tron

The Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental e-tron concept car is an electric car version of R8 Coupé with slightly smaller body, 4 electric motors rated 317 PS (233 kW; 313 bhp) and 4,500 newton metres (3,319 lbf·ft) of torque. However the proposed torque rating is the torque measured at the wheels, not at the output shaft—as is the industry standard, the true torque rating being around 678 newton metres (500 lbf·ft).[27] Other features include 42.4 kilowatt hours lithium-ion battery, needs-based energy management system, LED technology used for all lighting units, independent cooling system for each axle, doors, covers, sidewalls and roof in fiber-reinforced plastic; 3-mode flush gear selector (forward, reverse and neutral), instrument cluster with fold-out central display with integrated MMI functions, climate control unit located to the right above the steering wheel, racing-inspired lightweight bucket seats, snow white and cognac interior colours, heat pump, climate control system, triangular double wishbones at the front axle and trapezoidal wishbones made of forged aluminum components at the rear axle, direct rack-and-pinion steering with speed-sensitive electromechanical steering boost, 235/35R19 front and 295/30R19 rear tires with a new blade design, prototype of an information processing system (car-to-x communication).

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show,[28] followed by 2009 LA Auto Show (in orange body colour),[29] 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans.[30]

The prototype version of the R8 e-tron follows closely the original concept, with a shape reminiscent of existing V8 and V10 petrol-powered versions. Audi claims the production version of the R8 e-tron will be capable of a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) time of around 4.8 seconds, making it only 0.2 seconds slower than the R8 V8. Initial plans call for its top speed to be limited to 124 mph (200 km/h) to protect the charge of the battery. It is planned for launch in early 2012.

Along with the R8 e-tron, Audi is also considering small-scale production of a smaller and lighter zero-emission sportscar based on the second e-tron concept displayed at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show.

R8 e-tron prototype (2011)

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt motor show.[31]

Audi originally announced the first e-tron model to be built by quattro GmbH at Neckarsulm, with a small production series beginning in late 2012.[32] The mass production of R8 e-tron were on hold, pending a project review ordered by new research and development head, Wolfgang Dürheimer.[33]

R8 LMS Evolution (2010)

Changes to the 2009 R8 LMS include the improvement of the engine cooling system capacity, suspension revisions, race-optimised electronics and exhaust systems, and a 6-speed transmission that can be inspected through an opening in the housing without the need to dismantle the entire assembly. Previous vehicles could be upgraded via an update kit.

The final version of the vehicle was sold for €298,000 (£267,000 in UK[20]), with the first delivery went to American-owned United Autosports team from Yorkshire in England.[34]

R8 GT (2010–2013)

 

 

The R8 GT

It is a limited (333 units world wide, 33 UK, 90 USA) version of R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro with curb weight reduced by 100 kg (220 lb) to 1,525 kg (3,362 lb), increased engine power to 560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp) (367 PS (270 kW; 362 bhp) per ton). Because of these changes the R8 GT has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) and goes from 0–100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0.3 faster than the R8 V10. The car also features some visual changes including red brake caliper covers, a fixed rear wing, front bumper mounted winglets and GT badges replacing the V10 ones.

The vehicle was released in May 2010 for $180,000 (US). US model (with R tronic) was released as 2012 model year car for $196,800 (excluding $1,250 destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges).[35]

Registry:

  1. 006: White – Bangladesh
  2. 026: White – Germany
  3. 038: White - Brazil
  4. 069: White – Australia
  5. 075: White - Europe
  6. 086: White – USA
  7. 089: Orange – Brazil
  8. 090: Orange – Canada
  9. 128: Silver – Canada
  10. 160: White - USA
  11. 171: White - Malaysia
  12. 217: Black – USA
  13. 257: White – USA
  14. 272: Black – USA
  15. 274: Orange – Brazil
  16. 275: White – USA
  17. 276: White – USA

R8 'NF' prototype (2011)

The “NF” (i.e. "Nachfolger" or simply "follower") prototype is a lighter weight version of R8 with reported greater use of the lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced polymer.

The vehicle identified as R8 NF was featured on a timeline describing the proliferation of carbon-fiber in vehicles such as the R8 and highlighted the carbon-fiber engine cover on the R8 Spyder, the roof of the R8-based E-Tron and the various pieces found on the limited-run R8 GT, amongst others. Denoted at the 2014 mark was the NF, or more specifically, the passenger section. The prototype was reported to be up 20% (325 kg (720 lb)) lighter than an aluminum-bodied R8.

The photo released by Audi showed a white R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro, which implied that the NF would feature a new carbon-fiber rear bulkhead between the seat backs and the engine compartment and showed the carbon-fiber piece extending into the lower B-pillar. Audi would not elaborate on the image, but the car in photo was identified as a vehicle related to the NF project, but not the NF.

The vehicle was presented in Audi's lightweight research and production plant in Neckarsulm, Germany.[36]

R8 GT Spyder

It is a limited (333 units, 50 in USA) production vehicle that combines the improvements in R8 GT with a convertible body. The German model went on sale for base price of €207,800.[37]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 at Le Mans.[38]

US model went on sale as 2012 Model Year vehicle, with delivery beginning in February 2012.[39]

R8 V8 Limited Edition (2011-)

It is a limited (100 units) version of R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro for the UK market, commemorating the tenth victory for Audi in 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon race. It included titanium body colour option (no-cost optional metallic and pearl effect paint options, Titanium Metallic at cost), titanium finish 19-inch '5-arm double-spoke Y design' alloy wheels (from R8 GT Coupe), red brake callipers, satellite navigation, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package, a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, mobile phone preparation via a Bluetooth interface with integrated seat-belt microphones, Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension system, Black Fine Nappa Leather-upholstered seats and headrests with crimson red accents and red contrast stitching, red stitching on leather-covered multi-function steering wheel and instrument cowl, crimson red leather upholstery on monoposto, knee pads and passenger door handle in red leather, floor mats have a red surround and feature the R8 logo in silver, stainless steel pedals and illuminated door sills with bright aluminium inserts carrying the R8 logo, optional Carbon Package (carbon sigma sideblades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims, illuminated engine bay), bespoke R8 Driving Experience at Silverstone Circuit.

The vehicle was available to order from July 2011, with UK deliveries began in October.[40]

R8 Grand-Am (2012-)

As part of NASCAR's embracing of GT3 in their Grand American Road Racing Association Rolex Series races, GT3 cars are permitted to run with slight restrictions as the "national" GT3 in the United States. This version (Grand-Am) features an engine with its power reduced from 450 PS (331 kW; 444 bhp) to 470 PS (346 kW; 464 bhp) via air restrictor and the engine electronics, a reduced fuel tank capacity of 83.3 litres, three-part rims for wheels and suspension, and deactivated anti-lock system and traction control (NASCAR/Grand-Am does not permit either traction control nor anti-lock brakes).[41] Additional changes include loss of aerodynamic grip via smaller front splitter and rear diffuser, stiffer roll cages, anti-intrusion bars on the windscreen, and side window nets on both sides, both of which are required in the Rolex Series. As is the rule, a specification Continental tyre is used.[42] This model made debut in 50th Daytona 24 Hours in January 2012.

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Limited Edition (2012?-)

It is a limited (30 units) version of R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro for China market. It included Nordic gold body colour, front and rear air intakes/outlets and lightweight tailpipes are in matt black, front and rear slats and rear bumper (partially) in matt titanium grey; front spoiler, flics, sideblades, exterior mirrors, fixed rear wing, enlarged diffuser in carbon matt; radiator grille in matt black; radiator grille surround and bars in matt titanium grey, 19" wheels in 5 twin-spoke “Y” design in titanium look, aluminum gear knob with limited edition number from 1 up to 99 without number 4, 14 and 24; sports bucket seats in black Alcantara with contrasting stitching and piping in trim colour, headlining in Alcantara with contrasting stitching, knee pad in shark skin black with contrast stitching, centre console inlays and door trim inserts in body colour, monoposto and door pulls use inlays in carbon matt, doors and centre console are in body colour, instrument cluster with black dials and R8 emblem, door sill trims with aluminium insert and R8 logo, R tronic transmission.[43]

The vehicle was unveiled 2011 Guangzhou Auto Show.[44]

R8 LMS ultra (2012–)

 

 

The R8 LMS ultra

It is a version of Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental LMS with CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) doors with high-energy absorbing new crash foams, new PS1 safety seat developed by Audi, updated transmission provides additional reserves on long-distance runs, increased engine power to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 bhp) (depending on restrictor regulations) with higher torque at lower engine speeds, a larger engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler, relocated steering hydraulics oil cooler to the vehicle's midsection, enlarged air vents, improved air flow to radiator and interior, front 12-inch wheels with Michelin 30-65/18 tires, optimized brake cooling at the front wheels, uniball joints transverse control arm mounts, weight-reduced compression and rebound-adjustable gas dampers from Bilstein, wider front hood with louvers, new wider rear wing with larger end plates, new front plate with optimized diffusion under the front end. Previous vehicles could be upgraded via an update kit.

The vehicle was sold for €329,900.00 plus VAT, with delivery began in March 2012.[45]

R8 Exclusive Selection Editions (2012)

They are limited versions of 2012 R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro (20 units) and 2012 R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro (30 units) for the US market.

2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 includes Daytona Gray matte body colour, carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, 19-inch titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, red brake calipers, exclusive leather package with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel, Carbon Fiber elements, Bang & Olufsen Sound System and Navigation with the Audi Music Interface.

2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 includes Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black features (sideblade, exterior mirrors, rear license plate surround), R8 GT tail lamps, 19-inch bi-color e-tron wheels, Ibis interior upholstery with Alabaster White contrast stitching, Carbon Fiber monoposto driver's cockpit, exclusive leather Navigation surround and contoured steering wheel.

Both models include a six-speed manual or automatic R tronic transmission.[46]

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental China Edition (2012-)

A limited edition (80 units) of R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro was built for the China market. It included a choice of two body colors (Malibu blue body with Suzuka grey rocker panel side blades, or Suzuka grey body with Malibu blue side blades), 19-inch high-gloss black wheel hubs in a five twin-spoke "Y" design, fixed spoiler in carbon matte, shark skin upholstery with colored stitching, handbrake and steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, instrument shield in carbon matte, aluminum gear knob engraved with characters "R8 专享" and the serial numbers had any "4" removed (considered an unlucky number in China), seat heating function, and R tronic transmission.[47][48][49]

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Tuning

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental popularity forces the top European tuners to create different customization options for that extreme car. Both interior and exterior design of the car could be changed in order to better the vision and make the car even more unique. Moreover packages to increase the overall performance are also available that enables the car to reach a maximum speed of around 40 km/h more than the non-tuning version. Also handling and braking are improved significantly.[50]

Most popular tuning packages are:

  • Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Toxique
  • Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Supersport Edition
  • Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental V10 Biturbo

Police Car

It is a police car based on the ABT R8 GTR vehicle, which is a modified version of Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Coupe 5.2 FSI quattro. It includes increased engine power to 620 PS (456 kW; 612 bhp) and 550 N·m (406 lb·ft), 19-inch wheels with Hankook 235/35 Z19 and HA 305/30 Z19 tires, ceramic brake pads, stainless steel sport exhaust system, ABT sports suspension, ABT damper, Carbon body kit from ABT, Recaro racing seats ABT, ABT sports steering wheel in carbon, Roll-over bar, stainless steel belt clip, 4-point harness system.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Essen Motor Show.[51]

Specifications

Models

R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro[52]

R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro

R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro[53]

R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro

R8 GT[54]

R8 GT Spyder[55]

R8 e-tron concept (2009)[56][57]

R8 LMS (2011 GT3)[58]

R8 LMS ultra (2012 GT3)[59]

R8 GRAND-AM (2012)[60]

Engine

Configuration, Displacement

4,163 cc (4.163 L; 254.0 cu in) V8 32 valve DOHC

5,204 cc (5.204 L; 317.6 cu in) V10 40 valve DOHC

4×asynchronous Electric motors, 53 kWh (42.4 kWh usable) lithium-ion battery

5,200 cc (5.2 L; 320 cu in) V8 32v DOHC

5,200 cc (5.2 L; 320 cu in) V10 40 valve DOHC

5,200 cc (5.2 L; 320 cu in) V10 40 valve DOHC

 

Power @ rpm

420 PS (309 kW; 414 bhp)@7800
2007 - 2011
436 PS (321 kW; 430 bhp)@7900
2012 -

434 PS (319 kW; 428 bhp)@7900
2010 - 2011
436 PS (321 kW; 430 bhp)@7900
2012 -

532 PS (391 kW; 525 bhp)@8000

532 PS (391 kW; 525 bhp)@8000

560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp)@8000

560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp)@8000

313 PS (230 kW; 309 bhp)@n/a

496 PS (365 kW; 489 bhp) to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 bhp)@?

570 PS (419 kW; 562 bhp)@?

570 PS (419 kW; 562 bhp)@?

 

Torque @ rpm

430 N·m (317 lb·ft)@4500-6000

430 N·m (317 lb·ft)@4500-6000

530 N·m (391 lb·ft)@6500

530 N·m (391 lb·ft)@6500

540 N·m (398 lb·ft)@6500

540 N·m (398 lb·ft)@6500

4,500 N·m (3,319.03 lb·ft)@n/a (wheel)

500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@?

over 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@?

over 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@?

 

Performance

0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) (sec)

4.6

4.8

3.7
(MY2012: 3.9)

4.1

3.6

3.8

4.8

n/a

?

?

 

0 to 200 km/h (120 mph) (sec)

14.9

n/a

11.8

n/a

10.8

n/a

n/a

n/a

?

?

 

14 miles (0.40 km) (sec)

12.5[citation needed]

n/a

11.5

n/a

11.5

 ?

n/a

n/a

?

?

 

Top speed

301 km/h (187.03 mph)
2007 - 2011
(MY2012: 302 km/h (187.65 mph))

299 km/h (185.79 mph)
2010 - 2011
(MY2012: 300 km/h (186.41 mph)

316 km/h (196.35 mph))

313 km/h (194.49 mph))

320 km/h (198.84 mph))

317 km/h (196.97 mph)

200 km/h (124.27 mph)

n/a

?

?

 

Dimensions & Weight

Length, Width, Height

4,431×1,904×1,252 mm (174.4×75.0×49.3 in)

n/a

4,434×1,930×1,252 mm (174.6×76×49.3 in)

n/a

4,434×1,930×1,242 mm (174.6×76×48.9 in)

4,434×2,029×1,234 mm (174.6×79.9×48.6 in) (mirror-mirror, closed roof)

4,260×1,900×1,230 mm (168×75×48 in)

4,475×1,994×1,195 mm (176.2×78.5×47.0 in) (closed roof)

4,670×1,994×1,195 mm (184×78.5×47.0 in)

4,470×1,994×1,195 mm (176×78.5×47.0 in)

 

Curb weight (R-tronic, manual -5 kg)

1,565 kg (3,450.23 lb)
(MY2012: 1,640 kg (3,615.58 lb))

1,740 kg (3,836.04 lb)

1,625 kg (3,582.51 lb)
(MY2012: 1,700 kg (3,747.86 lb))

1,800 kg (3,968.32 lb)

1,525 kg (3,362.05 lb)
(MY2012: 1,600 kg (3,527.40 lb))

1,640 kg (3,615.58 lb)
(MY2012: 1,715 kg (3,780.93 lb))

~1,600 kg (3,527.40 lb)

1,290 kg (2,843.96 lb)*

1,250 kg (2,755.78 lb) (minimum)

1,280 kg (2,821.92 lb) (minimum)

 

Transmissions

Models

Types

R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro

6-speed manual, 6-speed R tronic

R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro

6-speed manual, 6-speed R tronic

R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro

6-speed manual, 6-speed R tronic

R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro

6-speed manual, 6-speed R tronic

R8 GT

6-speed manual, 6-speed R tronic

R8 GT Spyder

6-speed R tronic

R8 e-tron

?

R8 LMS (2011 GT3)

6-speed sequential

R8 LMS ultra (2012 GT3)

pneumatically actuated 6-speed sequential sports transmission with paddle shift

R8 GRAND-AM (2012)

pneumatically actuated 6-speed sequential sports transmission with paddle shift

German models only include R tronic for R8 GT.

2012 update (Facelift)

Changes include:

  • New single-frame grille with the beveled upper corners is painted high-gloss black, with horizontal chrome inserts adorning the struts on the V10 variants
  • New bumper with the air inlets bearing three crossbars each (optional front splitter in carbon fiber reinforced plastic)
  • LED headlights are now standard on all variants of the Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental
  • Vent louvers next to the rear window have an aluminum look on the R8 V10 Coupé (matt black on the R8 V8 Coupé)
  • 7-speed S tronic replacing R-tronic transmission (S tronic standard on all V10 engine models)
  • Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping is standard on the R8 V10 and optional for the V8 variants; it offers a normal mode and a sports mode
  • V8 engine versions have the standard wheel dimensions of 8.5 J x 18 at the front and 10.5 J x 18 at the rear, with tire sizes 235/40 and 285/35. On the V10 versions Audi mounts 19-inch wheels of widths 8.5 and 11 inches; the tires come in the sizes 235/35 and 295/30 respectively.
  • electrically adjustable sports seats are optional on the V8 engine versions and standard on the V10 variants (R8 Spyder seats include a special pigmentation reduces heating from direct sunlight)
  • center console and the handbrake lever are covered with leather, adorned by delicate seams; in the V10 models the molding around the standard navigation system plus is also leather-covered.
  • R8 V10 and the R8 V10 plus come with the navigation system plus and the Bang & Olufsen Sound System as standard on-board features

R8 V10 plus (available only as a coupé) includes:

  • front splitter in carbon fiber reinforced plastic
  • housings of the outside mirrors and the side blades, the lateral air inlets made from CFRP
  • standard vent louvers next to the rear window in matt black
  • LEDs illuminate the engine compartment with a partial CFRP lining for the engine compartment
  • standard diffusor in CFRP
  • tailpipe trim sections in black
  • matt effect body colour option
  • 1,570 kg (3,461.26 lb) curb? weight
  • V10 engine rated 550 PS (405 kW; 542 bhp)@?rpm and 540 N·m (398.28 lb·ft)@6500rpm
  • tuned shock absorbers and camber values at the front axle
  • Optional wheels in black gloss
  • standard bucket seats with prominent side sections
  • upholstery inlays in Carbon Sigma

Other options for all R8 variants include a high-beam assistant, a stowage package, various travel case sets, a cell phone preparation, with belt microphone and voice control, and the parking system plus with reversing camera.

European models were delivered at the end of 2012. Early models include R8 V8 quattro (Coupé/Spyder), R8 V10 (Coupé/Spyder), R8 V10 plus (Coupé).[61][62]

UK models went on sale as 2013 model year vehicles. The sales began in August 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.[63]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Geneva Motor Show.[64]

F12 (2012)

It is an electric car version of R8 Coupé designed by AUDI AG and Audi Electronics Venture, with Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Engineering GmbH and 3 institutes at the RWTH Aachen University (Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika), Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM)). It includes two separate blocks of 200-macrocell battery with total 38 kWh charge, front axle synchronous motor and rear axle asynchronous motors rated 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) and 550 N·m (405.66 lb·ft), a DC/DC converter, heat pump, user-programmable instrument cluster. The car's basic drive functions – Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive – are performed by operating buttons on the center tunnel. All other operations are controlled via a tablet computer that can be removed from the center console.[65]

R8 e-tron prototype

It is a rear wheel drive electric car version of R8 Coupé. It includes two permanent magnet synchronous motors at the rear axle rated 381 PS (280 kW; 376 hp) and 820 N·m (604.80 lb·ft) (total), torque vectoring, electric single-wheel anti-slip regulation, Multimaterial Space Frame chassis with increased use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic over R8 GT, springs made from fiberglass-reinforced polymer, wheel hubs made of forged titanium, anti-roll bar boasts made in hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber, 19-inch wheels with friction-optimized 225-35 series tires, 48.6 kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the passenger cabin as structural element, Crescendo Red Metallic body colour, fine chrome horizontal struts on the grille, e-tron-specific LED headlamp design, diffuser at the rear, 7-inch MMI displays, 6.7-inch Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) optic rear-view mirror system, leather and Alcantara upholstery, e-sound artificial engine noise emitting from a speaker system mounted in the underbody that is audible outside the car at speeds under 60 km/h (37 mph).[66]

Body style

[hide]Model

Coupé

Spyder

R8 V8 4.2 FSI quattro

2012-

2012-

R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro

2012-

2012-

R8 V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro

2012-

na

Engines

[hide]Model

Years

Type

Power, [email protected]

R8 V8 4.2 FSI quattro

2012-

4,163 cc (254 cu in) V8

436 PS (321 kW; 430 hp)@7900, 430 N·m (317.15 lb·ft)@4500-6000

R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro

2012-

5,204 cc (318 cu in) V10

532 PS (391 kW; 525 hp)@8000, 530 N·m (390.91 lb·ft)@6500

R8 V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro

2012-

5,204 cc (318 cu in) V10

550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp)@8000, 540 N·m (398.28 lb·ft)@6500

Transmissions

[hide]Model

Years

Types

R8 V8 4.2 FSI quattro

2012-

6-speed manual, 7-speed S tronic

R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro

2012-

6-speed manual, 7-speed S tronic

R8 V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro

2012-

6-speed manual, 7-speed S tronic

German models only include S tronic transmission for V10 engine models.

Other technical details

As Volkswagen Group owns both Audi and Lamborghini (Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.), some of the R8 is shared with the Lamborghini Gallardo, including some of the chassis and floorpan, door handle mechanisms, transmissions, and the revised V10 engine. The R8 is made distinct by its Germanic exterior styling, cabin, smaller V8 engine, magnetic dampers, and pricing.

 

 

The V10 engine in the R8

 

 

The V8 engine in the R8

The R8 (with the V8 engine) has a curb weight of 1,560 kilograms (3,439 lb).[4] Its suspension uses BWI Group's[67] magneto rheological dampers.[68]

Safety features include Bosch ESP 8.0 Electronic Stability Programme,[4] which includes anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL),[4] front dual-stage airbags, and 'sideguard' curtain airbags.[69] The R8 also features a distinctive curved bar of LED daytime running lamps (DRLs) mounted inside the xenon HID headlamp casings.

The R8, like most mid- or rear-engine designed sports cars, utilises wider roadwheels and tyres on its rear axle. For the 18-inch alloy wheels (on standard summer tyres), there is just one range of sizes—the fronts are sized at 8.5J×18H2 ET42, whilst the rears are two inches wider at 10.5Jx18H2 ET50. With the 19-inch wheels (standard fit in most markets), the theme continues—the fronts are all 8.5J×19H2 ET42, and the rears are 11.0Jx19H2 ET50.[4] 19-inch wheels for the winter tyre package have a ½" narrower rear compared to the summer tyre wheel package. There is also a corresponding difference in tyre sizes—18's are 235/40 ZR18 95Y XL (eXtra Load) in front and 285/35 ZR18 101Y XL at the rear. For the 19-inch tyres, two different options are available—all fronts are 235/35 ZR19 91Y, and the rears are either 295/30 ZR19 100Y XL or 305/30 ZR19 102Y XL.[4] Standard factory supplied tyre makes offered are either Continental SportContact3 or Pirelli P-Zero Rosso.

Production and available markets

To produce the R8 at quattro GmbH, seventy workers fit 5,000 unique parts by hand. The factory at Neckarsulm, redeveloped at a cost of 28 million, usually produces between eight and fifteen cars a day, up to a maximum daily output of 29 cars.[4] Ninety-five lasers inspect the entire car in five seconds to ensure that over 220 measurements are within 0.1 millimetres of the programmed plans.[70]

The two-seat coupé is currently available in Bahrain, Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Africa.[71] The R8 Spyder, an open-top roadster model, followed in 2009. In Latin America, the R8 became available at the end of 2008 at dealers in Mexico City, Bogota, Medellin, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago and Santo Domingo. Customers bought every unit available for 2008 within a week[72] after the R8 premiered at the Bogota International Auto Show and Auto Expo of Medellin.

[hide]

Year

2005[73]

2006[73]

2007[74]

2008

2009[75]

2010[76]

2011[77]

Total

Units

6

164

4,125

5,656

2,101

3,485

3,551

19,088

In Asia, the R8 is available in Bahrain, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam, and has been available in China, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia since 2008.

Motorsport

R8

The Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental is used as a safety car in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and British Superbike Championship racing series.

R8 LMS (GT3)

The first Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental LMS (chassis number 101) was delivered to Audi Sport Italia in 2009.[78]

Despite the development of the car, Audi itself had stated not to enter any races with the new GT3 car as an official 'factory' team.[79] The car was unveiled at Essen Motor Show.[80]

In the 2009 24 Hours Nürburgring, and preceding VLN endurance races, Audi privateer teams had entered four cars, operated by the Abt Sportsline and Nürburging-based Phoenix race teams. Until the 19th hour, two of these R8 remained challengers for the lead, against two Manthey-operated Porsche GT3 in the same lap, before the leading #99 car[81] suffered suspension problems. The #97 finished 2nd,[82] and despite electrical and gearbox problems, the other two cars finished 23rd or better.

Australian Mark Eddy participated in the 2010 Australian GT Championship with the first R8 LMS in the Southern Hemisphere.[83] In the 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring, the first four spots on the grid were occupied by Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental.

Audi's Le Mans 24 Hour team, Joest Racing ran a pair of R8 LMS GT3's in the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour held at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 6 February 2011. The #7 R8 driven by an all-Australian crew of Mark Eddy, multiple Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff qualified on pole alongside team mates Marc Basseng, Christopher Mies and Darryl O'Young in the #8 car. Bessing, Miles and O'Young won the race from Eddy, Lowndes & Luff by just 0.71 seconds with Lowndes setting the races fastest lap and a new class lap record of 2:09.0861 for the 6.213 km long circuit on lap 267 of the 292 ran in the 12 hour time frame.[84] FIA GT3 and Australian GT Championship cars were included in the 12 Hour for the first time in 2011. The race had previously been the domain of Group 3E Series Production Cars. Phoenix Racing returned to the event in 2012 and won the event again with Christopher Mies, Darryl O'Young and Christer Joens.

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental LMS ultra

In the 2012 24 Hours of Nürburgring (the 40th edition of the race), Audi secured its first-ever victory and a 1-2 finish in the 24-hour classic with a Phoenix team consisting of Marc Basseng, Christopher Haase, Frank Stippler and Markus Winkelhock taking the top spot of the podium and Christian Abt, Michael Ammermüller, Armin Hahne and Christian Mamerow of the Mamerow racing team (which used a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG last year) taking second.

Phoenix Racing went on to win the 2012 24 Hours of Spa in an Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental LMS Ultra in the hands of Andrea Piccini, Rene Rast and Frank Stippler. They were closely followed by fellow Audi Sport team, W Racing Team.

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Grand-Am

In the 2012 Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 at Daytona race, Team APR Motorsport finished in 31st place with its drivers Ian Baas (USA)/Nelson Canache (YV)/Dion von Moltke (ZA)/Dr. Jim Norman (USA)/Emanuele Pirro (I). Oryx Racing came home in 32nd place with Humaid Al Masaood (UAE)/Saeed Al Mehairi (UAE)/Steven Kane (GB). Both teams drove the 480 PS (353 kW; 473 bhp) version of the car.[85]

In 2013, Audi won the GT class of the Rolex 24 in a 1-2 finish with Alex Job Racing (drivers Filipe Albuquerque, Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Mortara and Dion von Moltke) and APR Motorsport (drivers Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, Rene Rast and Frank Stippler.

R8 e-tron

In July 2010 Audi took its EV concept to the Silvretta E-Auto Rally in Austria. The competition is designed to pit the latest and greatest of the electric vehicle world against each other over 10 special stages that cover a total of 104 miles. The company picked Michael Dick, a member of its board for technical development, and Lucas Luhr, a factory race driver, to helm the machine throughout the event.

They finished first overall using the R8 e-tron demonstrator. The winning car is based on the body of a standard R8 V10 coupe and powered by the four-motor electric drive system used in the Frankfurt e-Tron concept.

Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental e-tron entered Silvretta E-Auto Rally Montafon 2010 with factory driver Lucas Luhr.[86] The R8 e-tron won the race against 23 other electric cars in the three-day race.[87]

A R8 e-tron prototype (rated 381 PS (280 kW; 376 bhp) and 820 N·m (604.80 lb·ft)) driven by Markus Winkelhock completed Nürburgring at 8:09.099 minutes.[88][89]

Reviews and awards

Many publications were hailing it as the first car to truly be able to beat the Porsche 997 — considered by many to be one of the best sports cars ever made, and a leader in its class.[90] Initial comparison tests have proven quite positive in this respect; Evo Magazine listed it as a "supercar",[91] compared the R8 to the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and BMW M6 and after praising the R8's "amazing stability, traction and grip, unparalleled steering accuracy and bite, (and) its uncannily flat and disturbance-free ride", claimed that as a result of "the sublime effortlessness of it all", the Audi is a better sports car. The article concluded that "Audi humbles Porsche. A new dawn starts today".[92]

Other publications have also written similar reviews of the Audi beating the Porsche in comparison tests.[9][93] In a half mile drag race conducted by Battle of the Supercars between the R8 and a 997 Carrera S, the Porsche won, crossing the line just a half metre before the R8. However, the R8 easily beat the Porsche around Top Gear's test track.

The television show Top Gear compared the Nissan GT-R to the R8 V8, and remarked that the R8 was "simultaneously less impressive and yet somehow more involving". On the R8 they wrote that "it rewards driver input", calling it "fantastic in a way that will appeal more to true car enthusiasts", but also remarked that it (the V8 model) was "much slower", and the GT-R was cheaper.[94] On their test track, the car performed better than a Lamborghini Gallardo and an Aston Martin DB9.

On Bedford Autodrome, tested by Evo Magazine, the R8 was faster than the Lamborghini Gallardo.[citation needed]

  • The R8 was awarded Best Handling Car and Fastest Car In The World of 2007 by Autocar magazine.
  • It was awarded SportsCar of the year by German magazine Autobild.
  • Playboy magazine awarded it Car of The Year for 2008.
  • The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named the R8 Canadian Car of the Year, and, in addition, gave it the Best New Prestige Car and Best New Design awards for model year 2008.
  • Fifth Gear named the R8 both the Best fast car and the Car of the Year 2007.
  • Automobile Magazine awarded the R8 the 2008 Automobile of the Year.
  • The Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental was named 2008 "MSN Car of the Year", with 42% of the votes, beating the Ferrari F430 into 2nd with 13%, and the BMW M3 into 3rd with 11%.[95]
  • The JB car pages awarded the Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental its maximum rating of 5 stars.[96]
  • In the 2008 World Car of the Year awards, the R8 was awarded World Performance Car of the Year and World Design Car of the Year.
  • European Car magazine rated the R8 as Car of the Year.
  • Motor Klassik readers named the Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental the "Classic Car of the Future 2009" in the Sports Car category.[97]

Marketing

As part of Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental e-tron concept launch, a PlayStation 3 video game titled Vertical Run was produced. The goal of Vertical Run is to beat the competition in a multiplayer challenge by collecting enough electrical energy and avoiding driving errors in the e-tron, in order to reach the highest possible speed. The game is accessible through the PlayStation Home service in the new Audi Space within PlayStation Home.[98]

An Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental V10 garage door wrap was produced and sold for retail price of $469.99 Canadian.[99]

In the #WantAnR8 Twitter campaign, Audi lent an Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental Coupé to Joanne McCoy for a weekend.[100]

After record consumer response in 2011, Audi brought back its #WantAnR8 Twitter campaign where fans can tweet for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 2012 Rent a Rent a Audi R8 Exotic Car Rental Exotic Car Rental for a day. The #WantAnR8 hashtag would appear during a new 30-second spot called "Once Upon a Time," featuring the R8 supercar. The spot debuts today on the Audi YouTube channel, followed by network TV on March 26. The new #WantAnR8 Twitter contest ran from March 20, 2012 through October 29, 2012. The contest was split up into four entry periods, and two winners being selected in each round, for eight winners in total. Winners had the option to drive the R8 on the track at the Audi Sportscar Experience in Sonoma, CA or have an R8 delivered to their home. The new 30-second spot called "Once Upon a Time" was created by Audi of America advertising agency Venables, Bell and Partners.[101]

As part of R8 facelift market launch, a new film for R8 V10 plus had been produced. In addition, users of the free image-recognition app Blippar are able to view this video by simply pointing their phone at print and poster advertisements of the car, instantly bringing 2D photographs to life.[102]

See also

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After relocating to Denver from California for business in 2004, I have found a passion for driving and exploring the roads that wind through the Rockies! I want to earn your business and deliver the type of service you would expect from a group that is as passionate about cars as our clients. We are a family run business located just 20 minutes West of Downtown Denver. We will go out of our way to make sure you go home with an amazing experience and memories for years to come!

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