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 |  Nov 23 2009, 1:27 PM


What’s the best way to make a car (any car) cool, to give it immediate interweb fame and ensure it becomes a highly searched item in Google Images? Why, turn it into a police cruiser of course!

Such a thing has just been done by the blue and white (er… green and white?) at the Broward County Sheriff’s office in Southern Florida. The car is a shiny new Dodge Challenger R/T and it looks even more intimidating with that big light-bar up top and the county sheriff’s white and green paint scheme.

Check out the gallery of photos below and try and remember (as hard as it might be) to keep your speed down while traveling along southern Florida’s flat and straight highways. Otherwise, you might get to see this R/T up close.

GALLERY: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Dodge Challenger R/T


[Source: LawOfficerConnect]

 |  Jul 23 2009, 3:05 PM


Audi has just released pricing for the new V10-powered R8 in the U.S. The 525hp exotic will start at $146,000 with a six-speed manual transmission and $155,100 for Audi’s R-tronic auto-box with paddle shifters.

The 4.2-liter V8 model will continue to be offered at a starting price of $114,200.

Standard equipment on the new R8 5.2 FSI includes a rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive system Audi magnetic ride, navigation, a 465-watt Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Audi parking system with backup camera, and 10-way heated sport seats. This is on top of the amazing V10 engine with 525hp and 391 ft-lbs of torque.

The 2010 R8 V10 will also be offered in an exclusive color: Sepang Blue pearl effect.

“The R8 is a proven worldwide success story for Audi,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “The positive effects of the vehicle on dealers, customers, and Audi fans alike have exceeded all expectations.  The addition of the V10-powered R8 5.2 FSI quattro adds further equity into the already sought-after R8 nameplate and the Audi brand.”

Today the first two U.S.-spec 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI models were delivered to the winning bidders at the 2009 Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance charity auction back in February. Two two models sold for a combined $850,000, with all the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Fla.

Official release after the jump:

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