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Re: A8

Hairy green toads from Mars made Steven Buchholz say:

> Thanks for the info Graydon ... I must admit that I am somewhat envious of
> your ability to drive all of these wonderful vehicles.  I'm not surprised
> that the A8 can keep up even though the engine is smaller ... that is one
> of the benefits of the lower weight afforded by the all aluminum construction

Actually, the A8 isn't supposed to be much lighter than the cars
it replaced. The engineers at Audi decided to use the weight savings
to put in *more* metal to make a substantially stiffer body and
chassis. The reviewers at EC said it made a difference.


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