[V8] The Spiritual Successor...
lundabo at msn.com
Sat Apr 9 01:46:18 EDT 2005
I don't know about the rest of you, but letting go of my V8 has been the
hardest task because I just haven't felt there is a worthy
successor....until today. My brother just took delivery of an 05 A6 4.2
Quattro today and I took it out for a test drive. Wow! IMHO, it is the
spirtual successor to the V8 Quattro. In the driver's seat, which are the
sports seats and hold you like arms are wrapped around you, it feels like a
sports car. Everything is where it should be, easy to get comfortable and
it is ready for business. Tap the accelerator, and the thing eagerly
accelerates. Under controlled acceleration, the car feels just like an A8.
Step on the throttle, and the engine roars as you race through the gears.
The thing is fast and the sound of the engine is just awesome, not the muted
sound of the A8 or S8. While I didn't push the handling to the edge, with
the sport suspension package there felt like there was a broad envelope to
push even when going through s-turns in spirited fashion. Really, the
confidence I felt pushing the car through the twisties was better than any
car I've driven short of a porsche carrera. It really is awesome.
Although I recently bought an A8L, I'm already planning its successor as
soon as the current gen. A6 4.2s start coming off lease. If you get a
chance, go out and drive one.
1990 V8 Quattro 5spd for sale (58,000 on new engine)
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