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Re: What is an Audi 888? Better than A8?

In message <374c2a6e.24a75e37@aol.com> PlyBoyDoct@aol.com writes:

> I was told today that there is a Better car than the A8.  It supposely has a
> V12 engine and cost 130,000 USD.  Is there SUCH a CAR?  Why is it that we
> don't get to have this car?  Audi 888 sounds pretty corny though, but a V12
> does make me smile.

Might be a bit of fun on someone's part.  In German, "Audi 888" is
"Audi acht acht acht".  Achten is a German verb meaning to pay attention
or respect something - you probably know its gerund "Achtung" from all
those war films.  "Acht" in this context is the second person familiar
or command imperative of 'achten'.

So "Audi 888", when pronounced, is a pun: "Audi watch-watch-watch".

Maybe they're testing the new engine for Rolls Royces?

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933