I found this photograph posted by Erik on the RS6 forum. Very interesting photograph showing some interior details. Definitely different than the LeMans concept car, the Lamborghini Gallardo, or any other Audi.
Audi would never style AC vents like that...I hope. Personally it doesn't flow with the "character" of the R8.
I hope thats not an accurate portrayal of the interior :(
John J Szobocsan
08-30-2006, 01:56 PM
The fit and finish look production ready.
08-30-2006, 01:56 PM
Hopefully it flows with the rest of the interior... It just seems quite large and "wierd shaped" for an AC vent after seeing the beautiful vents inside the new TT.
John J Szobocsan
08-30-2006, 02:18 PM
The TT is a legacy car, too much change and it is no longer a TT. The R8 is not and the Audi is very to explore new design concepts that will appear throughout the rest of the model range.<ul><li><a href="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_1912.shtml?page=6">Roadjet interior</a></li></ul>
08-30-2006, 03:19 PM
08-30-2006, 03:55 PM
08-30-2006, 04:18 PM
Don't panic gentlemen...
Audi makes the best interiors in the business and that won't change between now and September 28th......
08-30-2006, 04:29 PM
john, i don't think that particular car is anywhere near prod ready. the gap lines between the body panels (lower edge of the aluminum panel and the door panel) are huge, for one.
damien, 2953 did say he went for a ride in one of the prototypes and that its interior was nowhere near being production ready.
i personally think that it would be very unlike audi to produce an unsightly interior in this car, its new flagship. that ugly, big vent we see could be pure sex if it is brushed aluminum, for example...esp. if set around the right combination of textures and contrasting colors. that might be a bad view of it.
all in all, none of these facts really rules anything in or our regarding what that picture shows. it might or might not be it. but that is no p-shop.
these are just my observations.
ah. the bittersweet love of cars. burns doesn't it?
ps- the R8 support group meeting is at my place same time, same place this week guys. i'll bring the go-go dancers to cheer us up.
08-30-2006, 04:30 PM
08-30-2006, 05:25 PM
08-30-2006, 06:54 PM
currently working on a vintage TF 1985 ruby. interesting.
- i sure hope you get your R8. you and i waited in tandem for the RS4 only to be disappointed each in his own way.
John J Szobocsan
08-30-2006, 06:58 PM
I realize that this is a test mule. My comments about the production readiness of the car is related to the interior. That interior is not a simple fabrication of a test mule but reflective of the interior of the production vehicle. Of course, I do believe that there will be trim changes made that will visibly impact the appearance of the interior, but that large vent will be on the final version of the car. As I noted previously, the part of the interior shown in the photograph is similar to that in the Roadjet concept.
I guess will know more in a few short weeks.
08-30-2006, 07:30 PM
Good port is a real treat!
It would be nice to get the R8. I still toy with the idea of importing a very slightly used RS4 to Canada from the US to avoid the price gouging by Audi Canada. The idea of a wicked daily driver that does not scream 'boy racer' appeals to me.....big time! The R8 appeals even more, but realistically I will drive it alot less....
08-30-2006, 07:40 PM
08-30-2006, 07:41 PM
08-30-2006, 07:49 PM
- The vent would be hot if it fabricated in brushed aluminum with aluminum slated vents.
- Those gaps in the door panels and in the side panels make it look like they were slapped on just for testing purposes.
- I am confident that the design principles Audi is moving toward in their concepts are going to converge into the R8's interior. I predict a convincingly sporty yet functional layout.
- LOL we are looking at a very small interior shot from a very diry, fast moving car.
- GO-GO dancers...MMMMMMM....
08-30-2006, 09:01 PM
I do see an interior that looks like the one in the Roadjet to a degree. I can also see what looks like a navigation screen and a slot for DVD. And of course the very big vent. If you look at the vent closely, the blinds look alligned poorly. It might be the poor photo quality. I think it will look great in the end.
08-31-2006, 04:53 AM
...<font color="003366"> descended from this...
... the current gen A6/S6. A car that falls off the radar of lot of folks in the various fora here at AW.</font>
08-31-2006, 05:51 AM
<center><img src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/nogarohiro/031025LQinterior.jpg"></center><p>Some prominent chrome elements are lacking, but panels resemble those in LMQ, passenger, tapes, and wiring to the antenna are obstacle, though.
The partition of the side glass is annoying. It may be impossible to open the side glass without the element, but it is not a sample of fine design.
08-31-2006, 10:02 AM
08-31-2006, 10:50 AM
Probably meaning the surround around the cluster and center console being more driver oriented. As opposed to the C5 A6 (or the mk1 TT) where the center console area is pretty much the same for either driver or passenger.
09-01-2006, 09:37 AM
09-01-2006, 08:14 PM
I am on a mission to get this picture downloaded. HOWEVER, I can tell you this:
Compared to the image, above... the car I saw is different. I'll describe as I look at my Treo and the photo above.
1. Flat bottom wheel is leather, not chrome
2. on the pic above the "three nobs" just below the AC vents are gone. Replaced by a nav screen and a control nob
3. The center of the steering wheel is round, vs. the rectangular version above.
****... this is hard. All I have is one quick photo!!
In general, it is VERY similar... however, upon close inspection there are clearly changes that have been made.