Video: Audi plays paintball with RS4 Avants
Enjoy it on screen, as this 450-horsepower station wagon isn't coming to our shores.
It's not so much that your author has anything against paintball, per se. Running around while zapping one's friends is a time-honored recreational tradition. It's just, um, paintball enthusiasts who often seem to get his goat.
The same could be said for the current generation of stereotypical Audi drivers. The latest generation of cars from Ingolstadt has finally mitigated the nose-heavy feeling he didn't enjoy in previous automobiles from the company. The people, however. Ergh.
We doubt there's much crossover between the two groups -- except, perhaps in Silicon Valley, where we have no doubt paintball is a team-building exercise; perhaps “ironically” enjoyed by the hipster tech kids bent on San Francisco's mid-Market.
And that, perhaps, is the demo Audi's courting here. They've affixed paintball guns to a pair of RS4 Avants -- done up in Spy-vs.-Spy black and white, natch -- and set them loose in a hangar, framing the whole shebang with a smidge of Super Nintendo-vintage video-gaminess.
Due to a lack of stateside hyper-Avant availability, the Silicon Valley kids will have to keep their RS4 wagons at their European residences, perhaps parked alongside their PlayStation-era RS2s.
If you want to advertise to me, appeal to my sense of being an intelligent and educated buyer; DO NOT TELL ME WHAT TO DO OR WHAT I DESERVE -- YOU HAVE NO RIGHT -- AND DO NOT INSULT MY INTELLIGENCE BY ATTEMPTING TO APPEAL TO THE CHILD IN ME!
And yes, I keep my sportwagon in Europe because car choices in the United States suck monkey balls.
Shame on the vehicle manufacturers' management, SHAME!
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