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Old 02-24-2012, 08:12 PM
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Cruzin' with an Audi R8

My wife and I just completed a 1000 mile dash from eastern PA to central MO to celebrate our son's birthday. While on the PA Turnpike, we came up behind a new Audi R8 who was moving along just at or slightly above the speed limit (he probably knew that a white R8 supercar was a cop magnet). I pulled up beside him and we drove side by side for a short distance, and then I floored it and left him in my dust. Then I noticed in my rear view mirror that a cop car with lights flashing came up and pulled him over. I couldn't believe it; him, not ME. I don't know if the cop gave him a ticket, or just wanted a closer look at the R8.

Some miles up the turnpike my wife and I pulled into a service center for a rest stop, and as we left to get back on the turnpike, the R8 cruised by at his same modest speed. This time I stayed behind him, and eventually he increased his speed until it varied between 80 and 100. I followed him for the next 100 miles, and together we swooped through the mountains and valleys of western PA, each in our own supercar, enjoying the moment.

No lessons learned or bad outcome here, only the joy of driving and experiencing the feel of your own supercar on the open road. And take it from me...after 3000 miles I can safely say that the 2012 Jeep SRT8 is the world's lowest priced supercar. Even my wife raves about the comfort, ride, handling and power after this trip. Enjoy yours.
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

I Like it!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:59 PM
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

Nice!
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:08 PM
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

Excellent but, no pics?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:54 PM
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

Grand Cherokees don't ever break the speed limit, in cops eyes, mostly.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:18 AM
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

that sounds pretty romantic, almost as if laying with a hot chick you KNOW you want to screw, and you KNOW you CAN screw, but instead you choose to spend the night staring at the stars on a moonlit night with her lying beside you!
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:44 AM
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Excellent but, no pics?
I did post some pics on "Some Cosmetic Touches" further down the page. Hope you like them. Just my SRT8, not the R8.
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

When you "floored it and left him in your dust" did he realize you were racing? Because there is no way an SRT8 Jeep is faster than an R8.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:50 PM
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

Maybe it was only the crappy 4.2L V8.
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

Ummmm...and...........
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

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When you "floored it and left him in your dust" did he realize you were racing? Because there is no way an SRT8 Jeep is faster than an R8.
I didn't expect him to race, only to speed up and follow me for awhile. As it turned out, I followed him for 100 miles. It was great fun. On another point, on this 1000 trip, I averaged exactly 16.0 mpg, which is roughly one mpg better than my 2006 SRT8 would get under similar conditions. I expected the 2012 to do a bit better. What mpg have you 2012 owners been getting on the highway?
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Re: Cruzin' with an Audi R8

What was your speed to get that milage? At about 80mph avg. I was able to get 17.5 on one of my trips. On another I got 16mpg and i was averaging more like 85-90mph.
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