Here’s another driving report of the Audi R8 V12 TDI quattro, but this time by the guys from TopGear which makes a must read in all cases. Seems like they didn’t stick to the given rules by Audi AG while test driving…
We needed to take ‘the driving shot’ today, because it was a convenient way to get Thomas out of his precious car. Great bloke, Thomas, a really amusing, genuine and brilliant guy who I liked from the first moment I met him. But for now, I just wished he’d f*** right off, to be brutally honest. In the nicest possible way.
He wouldn’t let anyone drive the R8 V12 TDI without him being in the passenger seat for every other type of moving shot or drive, and when he was in the car, he insisted that you didn’t rev it much or give it much death. His left hand came out and waved in front of the steering wheel in a worried slow-down way whenever any hint of giving it death happened.
But in order to take this ‘driving shot’, we couldn’t fit Thomas and a photographer in. So I insisted that we do ‘the driving shot’ immediately. It was suddenly the most important shot of the day. Let’s do a driving shot, I said to the photographer, Justin Leighton. Time for a driving shot. Just to prove that I’ve driven it.
Thomas agreed, very kindly, in his nice way, so this was it.