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    Thread: W12 Version of New A8 to Feature Styling Changes

    1. 09-29-2003 09:29 AM #1
      VWvortex has recently heard two rumors regarding the upcoming A8 W12.
      The first rumor, of the car’s introduction at the recent Frankfurt IAA turned out to be false. However, we believe the second rumor, that the new W12 will feature a redesigned nose to be more on the mark.
      Supposedly, Audi intends to implement the new corporate shield grille design as seen on the Pikes Peak, Nuvolari and Le Mans concept cars and lightly hinted at in the new A3 design. Whether or not Audi implements the change across the A8 lineup or uses it as a mark of exclusivity to the Q-ship of the A8 range remains to be seen.
      Above is a computer rendition of what the A8 W12 “could” look like. It is not a picture of the actual car.

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      09-29-2003 09:56 AM #2
      Ack! I see no picture! I must have a picture (and a W12 powered A8 )
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    3. 09-29-2003 05:20 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by Silly_me »
      Ack! I see no picture! I must have a picture (and a W12 powered A8 )

      I agree (on both points)

    4. 09-29-2003 06:11 PM #4
      check the front page of vwvortex.com.

    5. 09-29-2003 06:54 PM #5
      I still didn't see a picture, I did however see a red x.

    6. 09-29-2003 09:30 PM #6
      bad idea.

    7. 09-30-2003 07:10 AM #7
      This new grill is a bad idea ... looks more like a grill for a MACK truck

    8. 09-30-2003 07:13 AM #8
      I Agree, it's pretty gross [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

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      09-30-2003 07:58 AM #9
      Hmmmmm

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      09-30-2003 07:59 AM #10
      I can't decide which one I like better. Maybe if the new grille flowed with a bit more...I dunno, smoothness? It would work.
      I think it needs something.
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    11. 09-30-2003 11:18 AM #11
      Bear in mind guys, this is a pchop by me and NOT an actual Audi design. All I know is that it's very probable the W12 will feature a shield grille.

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      09-30-2003 12:18 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by George@VWvortex »
      Bear in mind guys, this is a pchop by me and NOT an actual Audi design. All I know is that it's very probable the W12 will feature a shield grille.

      LOL oops in that case I'll hold off on my judgement (not saying your p-shop is choppy mind you )
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    13. 10-01-2003 06:02 AM #13
      i'll never get used to those wheels.

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      10-02-2003 10:54 PM #14
      I don't know about that front end... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] However the possibilities for FMIC would be massive if someone turbo'd it!
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      BTW George, did you ever receive the Kamei spoiler you got a few months back? Got it on yet?

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      10-03-2003 09:13 AM #15
      Shield grill or not...still better than the 7.
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      10-03-2003 08:12 PM #16
      just give me the rims and I'll be happy

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      10-16-2003 03:10 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by George@VWvortex »
      Supposedly, Audi intends to implement the new corporate shield grille design as seen on the Pikes Peak, Nuvolari and Le Mans concept cars.

      I didn't like it on any of the concept cars.
      Quote, originally posted by George@VWvortex »
      Whether or not Audi implements the change across the A8 lineup or uses it as a mark of exclusivity to the Q-ship of the A8 range remains to be seen.

      Mark of exclusivity? Yikes! Seems to me they feel some perverse need to compete with Bangle to have some of the most awkward and out-of-proportion design details imaginable. Sad, indeed.

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      10-16-2003 03:26 PM #18
      someone throw some RS6 wheels on their fer pete's sake!
      be brave and be kind.

    19. 10-16-2003 05:47 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by niels_dale »
      Seems to me they feel some perverse need to compete with Bangle to have some of the most awkward and out-of-proportion design details imaginable.

      I'm going to throw a party when Bangle retires

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