August 14, 2008
AUDI R8 BLACKBIRD
--- from Autoblog, CLICK HERE for original article.
Codenamed Blackbird, this Audi R8 coupe is stuffed with enough gadgets to be a testbed for NASA's shuttle replacement, but don't for a second think the interior resembles a jungle of wires, screens and antennae: all the electronic gear is seamlessly integrated in a most impressive way. A sample of the wares in the blacked out supercar with the gunmetal gray blade include four GPS units, two radar detectors, police scanner, CB radio, kill switch for all rear lights, high-speed broadband Internet with Wi-Fi running on a tablet PC, power ports, takedown lights, a remote-controlled exhaust bypass valve, and -- get this -- a liquid-cooled infrasonic wave pulse generator.
The best part? I'm pretty sure Rob and Ray at Technicar (link at right) can get most of this stuff into a Benz ...