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Has anyone heard word on a slowdown of production for the R8? I was supposed to have mine arrive in late January/early February but I got a call from the dealership that my car was bumped to May. The word to the dealership from Audi Canada was reduced production, I'm curious if that is really the case (retooling part of the line for the V10?) or if there was a shift in allocation.
 

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Has anyone heard word on a slowdown of production for the R8? I was supposed to have mine arrive in late January/early February but I got a call from the dealership that my car was bumped to May. The word to the dealership from Audi Canada was reduced production, I'm curious if that is really the case (retooling part of the line for the V10?) or if there was a shift in allocation.
Really? You are promised Jan/Feb and they moved it May? A Jan/Feb delivery should be a Nov build, which is what my status is showing. Anyone in the US getting the same info? I did not mind picking up mine a little later in this economy, but I am looking forward to it in Feb...
 

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That seems to be the reverse of other reports as more cars are available as the Credit Crunch hits and people pull out
 

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My October build was shipped 11/14/08 for a 1/1/09 delivery so I must have missed any slowdown?

Marked Sold Order 08/14/2008
Order Entry 08/14/2008
Vehicle Assigned 08/14/2008
Release to Manuf. 08/20/2008
Release for Production 10/15/2008
Factory Inspected 11/06/2008
Departure Port Arrived 11/11/2008
Ship Loaded 11/14/2008
Port Arrived 12/17/2008
Rel. to Carrier (Port) 12/26/2008
Dealer Delivered Week of 01/01/2009
 

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i am in toronto and placed an order recently and found out the wait times have reduced ALOT due to the economic problems
It will be just the standard build and delivery time by next yr(3 months?) or your pick from the one sitting in the showroom.
 

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i am in toronto and placed an order recently and found out the wait times have reduced ALOT due to the economic problems

Yeah, when I put my name in the ring for an R8 last June, they told me 2 years. I was surprised when they called me 2 weeks ago saying I was #1 in the queue and to expect the car in Jan/Feb. Even with the bump to May, that is still over 1 year sooner than anticipated (not that I'm complaining, the January delivery meant I would have had to sell some stock, not the best choice these days...)
 

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It will be interesting to see how what the resale value is like 2 to 3 yr down the road. Lower production of the V8 and release of V-10 will mean less V8 around, and might help with resale value, at least better then a Porsche
 

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I ordered my R8 in August 2007 and the dealer recently estimated next spring. Last summer my salesman moved to another dealer and he called me last Tuesday and said they had one on the floor and I could have it for sticker. I picked it up the same day and I am very, very pleased with the car. It is all black with all the options except CF interior. It has the manual trans. I'm in So Calif, but still getting a lot of looks and camera phones.
 

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My October build was shipped 11/14/08 for a 1/1/09 delivery so I must have missed any slowdown?

Marked Sold Order 08/14/2008
Order Entry 08/14/2008
Vehicle Assigned 08/14/2008
Release to Manuf. 08/20/2008
Release for Production 10/15/2008
Factory Inspected 11/06/2008
Departure Port Arrived 11/11/2008
Ship Loaded 11/14/2008
Port Arrived 12/17/2008
Rel. to Carrier (Port) 12/26/2008
Dealer Delivered Week of 01/01/2009
Wow, how did you get all of this info? My dealer didn't give me any of this.
 

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well, I have the car already, but that info would have been helpful while awaiting my delivery. Thanks though.
 

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Its really strange - the US guys seem to still be waiting for cars, yet I could find probably 10 cars here in the UK for immediate purchase - even at a discount!

In March, I got mine with a 2 month wait.
 
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