Audi Inspired BMW R8 Appears on the Street

 Audi Inspired BMW R8 Appears on the Street

Introducing the BMW 850i

Fresh from the "what were they thinking" department, an Audi R8 has been photographed (or photoshopped) wearing BMW badges.

The Russian-owned R8 has been completely stripped of all Audi logos. Redubbed the BMW 850i, the car has BMW badges on the hood, engine cover, and rear fascia. While we aren't sure what to make of this, it's clearly odd to say the least. On the bright side, it's a real R8 instead of a creepy replica based on a Mercury Cougar.

We always knew Audi had an inferiority complex, but apparently some of their customers do too.


Source: bmwblog
Published Aug 21, 2009 11:28 am By Michael Gauthier
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Two words...Mental Patient!
Aug 25, 2009 2:58 pm
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All I gotta say: lol
Aug 24, 2009 9:06 pm
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Looks like a R8... Also shouldn't it be a BMW 842i (It IS the V8 R8...)- or am I being too picky...
Aug 23, 2009 12:51 am
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Actually it should be a BMW 842xi since it's a 4x4...
Aug 24, 2009 12:03 pm
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There you have it- LONG LIVE THE 842xi!!!
Sep 4, 2009 1:28 am
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This is worse than those that put Acura emblems on their Honda...
Aug 22, 2009 3:10 am
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Maybe he lost to a BMW so this his punishment to be OWNED by BMW, and if the BMW guy lost maybe he would driving around with Audi logos!
Aug 22, 2009 1:19 am
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Guy just have fun. And that`s it.
Aug 21, 2009 10:17 pm
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That is straight up gay. Russian with too much money, not enough brains. This guy gets 'Dork of the Year Award'.
Aug 21, 2009 9:39 pm
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hilarious but in a special way pretty cool as well.
Aug 21, 2009 9:19 pm
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Whats the next logo to be @ audi cars after mitsubishi logo and BMW logo.. :D eheehe
Aug 21, 2009 8:27 pm
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Thats what I call the best of both worlds!!!
Aug 21, 2009 8:17 pm
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i would put a lambo badge instead. hehe
Aug 21, 2009 7:05 pm
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^^ at least that'd be closer to the truth.
Aug 21, 2009 7:16 pm
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I'd put a Geely badge on it. ya.
Aug 21, 2009 9:51 pm
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Why Not Just Ask Audi To De Badge. And Leave It At That. CRAZY. His Only Fooling Himself.
Aug 21, 2009 6:59 pm
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Everyone has a different feeling and opinion about this. I look at it as an insult to BMW fo failing to make a worthy competitor of the R8. dmanero.
Aug 21, 2009 6:47 pm
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I'm afraid not. There is no place for feelings it is an issue of clinical psychiatry.
Aug 21, 2009 6:56 pm
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It's parked next to another Audi. It can possibly the case.
Aug 21, 2009 7:18 pm
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Hahahaha!!!! It looks like an R8 you know!
Aug 21, 2009 6:38 pm
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I believe this is photoshopped, if you look at the bmw badge on the hood the shadow indicates the sun is behind the car but in fact on the sun is on the side as you can see the glare on the door frame. But still this is an insult to Audi.
Aug 21, 2009 6:13 pm
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if someone can make a photoshop like that , they would erase the Audi markings on the engine bay completely. and perhaps even add a kidney grille to the car :)
Aug 21, 2009 7:03 pm
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which is why the front bumper is completely shaded, not with any light coming from the side... and why the rear bumper shot is completely lit with direct sun glare coming off the tail lights? you as a detective = fail
Aug 21, 2009 8:21 pm
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I'm not sure if everyone understands lighting here. There is nothing unusual about the way this car is lit. The sun is slightly behind and almost directly centered, as all the shadows suggest. Unless this was the most extensive photoshop job in the universe, and someone took the time to also photoshop every other car :). Not a photoshop... And its really sad to think about why anyone would do this to their car!
Aug 22, 2009 3:39 am
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That's Russia. You can expect anything :D I would like to make some audi/vw/skoda/seat with wrong patches, and no one could tell what's the real deal.
Aug 21, 2009 6:12 pm
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ROFL!!! he should at least put the BMW logos on each side of the engine bay since I can still see the four rings & if BMW makes an 850i R8 that would be some thing nice, good joke man!!
Aug 21, 2009 6:09 pm
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god damn commies.. i see a lot of other expensive cars in this picture. didnt the crysis affected them too?
Aug 21, 2009 6:04 pm
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No, they are these who causes crises! You see expensive cars just because they have money but don't have a clue about productive way of life nor productive society. They robbing their own people and others too if possible. One of their political clowns made a joke about year ago: "Only two sectors in this world today, 1st is a sector Gaza an second one is sector Bez Gaza (means with no gas)".
Aug 21, 2009 6:53 pm
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speaking about commies , check out a random street in Bucharest , Romania. the crisis doesn't affect the rich commies because their business is mostly illegal anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmDoomf67Gk
Aug 21, 2009 6:58 pm
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Here is a better video of cars in romania http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLV3pm_B10Y&NR=1 But you have to remember 1 thing, Pretty much at this one hotel are ALL the nice cars in the country durring the summer, maybe at Hotel Mamaia too a few more. Not that rich if you consider Romania has 22million people, not even 0.1% of people can afford cars like that, 90% are dirt poor and can barely get by, and the other 9.9% are medium class by western standards. NOT all Romania is filled with cars like that, same for russia, out of 140million people there are bound to be a few rich, and the rich stick with the rich so when u see a high concentration of nice cars u assume they are filthy rich as a people. In the US the wealth is more spread out.
Aug 21, 2009 11:15 pm
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Here's an even better video from Romania. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpxZOdE_-ck
Aug 21, 2009 11:31 pm
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lol , Brian , i posted the same video here not long ago. i think it's really funny. and yes, almost all girls in Eastern Europe are hot !
Aug 22, 2009 8:18 pm
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imagine going to bmw's or unicars service hahahahahahahaha
Aug 21, 2009 5:54 pm
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He should spend less time putting badges on the car and more time cleaning his engine bay, that thing is filthy. Get it together man
Aug 21, 2009 5:53 pm
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