Nov 04 2006
This is by far the most expensive car I bought, and probably the most expensive I may ever buy.
This is a 1998 Audi A4, 2.8 liter V6 engine, with five valves per cylinder.
190 bhp, 206 ft-lbs of torque, 'Quattro' 4wd, ABS, traction control, tiptronic transmission - the works.
Apart from my brother's 7 series, this is the only car I have been in where you could be driving at 65 mph, step on the gas, see the tachometer rise, the car downshift one gear, and actually feel the car surge forward effortlessly, passing 80mph in a whisker. Of course, this did get me a couple of speeding tickets in Milwaukee - so that's a reinforcement of the benefits of obeying the law! Crime does not pay.
The building in the background is the office of McHugh Software (now called RedPrairie Corporation), based in Waukesh (which is a suburb of Milwaukee). Here is the Waukesha Google map, the city web page, and the county web page.
Reposted to this blog, Dec 2013.