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  • A##I R8 Spyder

    I'm toying with the idea of building the R8 Spyder. It will be based on the Boxster.

    Any views? on this. Would it be a popular kit?




  • #2
    Re: A##I R8 Spyder

    regardless of how cool the R8 is.. i dont see a huge market for people that will want to turn thier porshe into a audi

    the idea doesnt wow me... maybe its just me.. it is a beautiful car though... perhaps you might want to tackle the idea of making a kit car for the lower income people..lol.. like a supercar based off a honda civic or something

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    • #3
      Re: A##I R8 Spyder

      It was either the R8 or the 599 on a supra. not sure if anyone is already doing it

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      • #4
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        do it for you and only you
        people dont appreciate all the time and money you put in it to turn around and sell it unless your practically giving it away

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        • #5
          Re: A##I R8 Spyder

          Its not gonna work. Kind of like building an NSX replica these days.

          If anyone wants an R8 that bad they could take a TT convertable and put a body kit to it. Its still an Audi. :

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          • #6
            Re: A##I R8 Spyder

            So best one to go for is the 599 then?

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            • #7
              Re: A##I R8 Spyder

              Originally posted by ReplicaLover
              So best one to go for is the 599 then?
              599, 575, 550--all are great. The kit market is really lacking in front-engined Ferrari replicas. Some of these front-engined Ferrari grand tourers are sleek and decidedly not over the top. There's a smoothness and subtley to the design that's very beautiful if you've seen them up close. And there's a lot of possible donors, too. Think: Corvette, the BMW Z4, Stealth, etc.

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              • #8
                Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                think I will go for the 599 then. Will base it on a supra I think though

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                • #9
                  Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                  Originally posted by ReplicaLover
                  So best one to go for is the 599 then?
                  Yup. :

                  Wait a few years, there will be no need to replicate an R8.

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                  • #10
                    Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                    Originally posted by ReplicaLover
                    It was either the R8 or the 599 on a supra. not sure if anyone is already doing it
                    Do both, both unique, both not done.

                    I think you would get traction with either of them.

                    I am not partial to the r8 personally, I would prefer a 599, however I think it would sell enough kits to get a nice payback.

                    The car starts above 100K it will be AWHILE till they are near your turnkey price...IMHO

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                    • #11
                      Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                      Originally posted by ReplicaLover
                      I'm toying with the idea of building the R8 Spyder. It will be based on the Boxster.

                      Any views? on this. Would it be a popular kit?
                      I don't think the R8 looks like anything special, it wouldn't really be to popular for buyers, but if you make one for your self the go for it and who knows maybe someone will want it

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                      • #12
                        Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                        I'd buy it..I love Audis..and especially the R8..

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                        • #13
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                          The R8 isn't exotic or expensive enough. It's like making a replica Bentley GT. I made a thread once before, the donor with the most potential is the Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220. It's a better Lotus Elise with different body panels and the same aluminum frame. Adding a custom subframe to the rear to stretch the wheelbase and make it more accommodating for a v8 or even v10 will instantly turn that donor into a supercar due to it's inherent lightweight. The Hennesey Venom GT has done the same thing with the Lotus chassis and charge $600,000.

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                          • #14
                            Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                            Hey someone took a stab at it..

                            http://indianautosblog.com/2008/11/a...ased-on-a-ford

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                            • #15
                              Re: A##I R8 Spyder

                              There was a show last night showing how they made the R8 at the Audi factory on the national geographic channel it was pretty cool.

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