Down the street from our inn lives a man who collects cars and occasionally parks some of his collection in front of his house. Usually we'll see a couple of vintage sportscars and convertibles out there, often under wraps. This past week, we saw only one car: this Audi R8 V8 FSI, its charcoal and black paint glowing in the pink sunset from Southwest Harbor harbor, directly behind the house. It was plenty for me:
I don't know the year for this model but I'll guess 2008–2010. I do know that they've been in production since 2007, and there are about 19,000 in circulation worldwide. I don't think you'll find many parked on the street in Maine villages. As you can see in the last photo, it's a rear-engine design, which means you have stow your groceries and crates of library-sale books under the hood, I guess. I'm sure I'd keep forgetting, heading for the back... and it's probably insanely noisy.... but I want one anyway.
I really do need to get a driver's license.