06-03-2004, 07:08 AM
Where in god's blazes did they put the air inlet for the engine?
I'm curious as to how well the car would be suited to driving on flooded roads.
06-03-2004, 10:06 AM
Well yes, here in Holland there's lots of cheese, come on over guys.
Seriously, an old man got stuck in a flooded tunnel here this week, now I'm wondering, how good is the A8 at wading...ie where the bloody hell is the air inlet? Behind the top half of the front grill, or the lower half?
06-03-2004, 10:58 AM
I would assume the inlet is up high, but I'm only guessing. You may want to try searching the web for one of those cut-away views of an A8.
I like the wheels on the A8 in your pic poster, any details on them? I don't remember seeing those anywhere before.
06-03-2004, 11:34 AM
See photo. The inlet is on the left near the passenger side headlight.
...as a general rule, water that reaches the rims should be avoided. You have all sorts of openings that water can enter into - exhaust pipe, intake,openings in firewalls. Then there are all the electronic bits to worry about as well....
06-03-2004, 11:44 AM
Mebby from this car? Ouch!
06-03-2004, 11:33 PM
Silly journalist in Australia crashed that car at 150 mph...not bad