Nooooooo!!!! Audi R8 Goes Up In Flames, We Cry

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Yes, it would appear that's an Audi R8 that's just burst into flames. No, we don't know exactly why. Yes, one of us is very, very, very sad. Although we remember a diesel V10 mule going up in flames earlier this year. Any connection? Again, we've no clue. But feel free to walk through these shots below to figure it out yourselves — if there's anything left to discern any facts from. [via R8Talk.com]

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DISCUSSION

@busessuck1: er, not quite. Early TTs had a habit of careering off the road backwards which Audi blamed on over ambitious owners but they still did a recall which tweaked the rear suspension and added the "spoiler" on the cars rump. It was an expensive exercise but nowhere near bankrupted them and of course the TT went on to become a hugely successful model