Audi Gives GM a Raspberry

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
audi gives gm a raspberry

While GM was wooing the greenies with their big PR event at the Oscars, Audi was busy thumbing their nose at The General. GM trotted out the Yukon Hybrids, Equinox Fuel Cells and "ethanol-compatible GMC Yukons" and put the concept Volt (that looks nothing like the eventual production model) on display to impress the easily-impressed. Audi, on the other hand, "chauffeured [nominees and winners] through the Audi VIP fleet of more than 55 exclusively equipped A8L W12's and Audi Q7's." The press release lists a number of stars who "selected Audi as their preferred mode of transportation for Oscar week." Not surprisingly, Ed Begley Jr. and George Clooney don't appear on that list.

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  • Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar on Feb 27, 2008

    Audi, please move back towards your fancy VW roots...lately, you are all tarted up and overpriced. Seeing you in an iPhone commercial as the car choice of slackertechnofruits is a sad thing.

  • Skooter Skooter on Feb 27, 2008

    And none of the Audi's needed repair after all that driving?

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Feb 27, 2008

    be still my beating heart over the ethanol compatible Yukon. The General is seriously saving the planet. In fact, Pluto is jealous.

  • CRaCk hEaD aLLeY CRaCk hEaD aLLeY on Feb 27, 2008

    Who is going to be the first one to take Metro (line 212, La Brea) and walk a couple of blocks?