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Re: V8 Quattro's

>As for aluminum fixes -- yeah, that'll be expensive as hell. I heard
>NSX's repair is so prohibitly expensive that some owners just junk'em
>when they crash. If I recall, the aluminum-paneled Sport quattro will
>cost you $10,000 per body panel. Audi is hoping the low-production nature
>of A8 will keep the repair managable (whatever that means).

A slight correction, the sport quattro didn't have aluminum body panels,
they were made of carbon fiber/kevlar. Also the A8 body panels themselves
shouldn't cost all that much, the high dollars will appear when the Al
spaceframe gets crunched.
bob   dlawson@ball.com