Great review here of the new Audi A8 by the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy!
Though you may not think of aluminum as a precious metal as you would gold, silver or platinum, the metal certainly had its heyday. Once scarce and valuable, it was prized by Napoleon III, shown at the Paris Exposition in 1855 and chosen to cap the Washington Monument in 1884.
After spending a week in Audi’s flagship A8, I would argue that in an automobile, aluminum is still worth its weight in gold.