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Despite that the first US customers won't be getting their Audi R8s for a year, many are already whipping out their double-platinum cards to place deposits — many at the new Audi Forum in New York City. To give these 'merican buyers a first look of the new Porsche 911 fighter, Audi is throwing a parade along tony Park Avenue next week. The R8 will be accompanied by Audi's R10 TDI and Auto Union Type D racecars, along with various dignitaries, executives, et al (no word on Dick Clark). The media event (where's my camera?) will take place on October 11 at 10:00 am EST, and will make its way from a staging area on 52nd street up down to the Forum on 57th 47th.

Audi R8 Set for New York Debut Next Week Alongside R10 TDI and Auto Union Type D Racecars [Fourtitude]

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