• Jan 15, 2010
2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10 - Click above for high-res image gallery

It isn't everyday that you see a beautiful black Audi R8 V10 on the road. But it happens. What never happens is a guy driving up to you in an Audi R8 V10 and walking up to you and handing you the keys. For keeps. That was probably true before a couple weeks ago, but we can't say that is the case anymore. According to New Zealand's Independent Online, an unknown businessman has literally given the keys to his R8 to a pair of men he had never met before because he had a dream telling him to take the vehicle to Table Mountain in South Africa.

The generous man's only request was that the two men, who were given the cars because they had drivers licenses, use the German luxury vehicle to help others without wanting anything in return. To make good on their end of the bargain, Fabrice Manganga Mugala and Desire Shima are delivering food to the homeless and needy people. The two have also cut a slit into the hood of the R8 (since the engine is out back) so others can place donation money and messages therein. The slit appears to have been professionally added to the bonnet, and the inscription around the opening reads "a better future for all." We're thinking Fabrice and Desire are already reaping the benefits of a better future, and if the two pay it forward as instructed, they won't be the only ones to win out.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.
[Source: Independent Online]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      You can see a picture of the Audi at www.beeld.com.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think most of you are missing the point. If the wealthy man had merely donated the money from the car to charity it would not have any social impact. Instead we are now reading this amazing story about an act of extreme generosity and charity resulting from the act.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Extreme generosity would have been if they regifted the car to a charity that would use the money to help many needy instead of just two people with lower middle class jobs.

        Putting a slot in your car to accept money isn't an act of extreme generosity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Surely a company immersed in social media advertising wouldn't pull a stunt to improve traffic to their showroom, right?

      http://www.audicentrecapetown.co.za/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wonder how much money they will raise for charity. Also who will do the audi-ting?
      • 5 Years Ago
      hey put money in my $150k sport coupe, haha.

      why doesnt anyone pay anything awesome forward to me?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because you're too busy thinking about yourself? That the first thing that occurred to you was that it's bad this didn't happen to you is telling.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And you criticizing him for it is any better? LOL...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This has all the makings of an urban legend.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I having a bad trip? This story is completely off the wall...
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow the slit on the car was a great idea. I am glad there still are people that care about other people in this world.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm old enough to remember when AUDI's were... well.... junk. Yet today, I would happily accept a R8 as a gift!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Back then a 60 Minutes piece about "unintended acceleration" hurt them pretty badly...which turned out to be a driver stupidity issue anyway...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't know I always though that the 80s Coupe Quattro was sweet, especially compared to the equivalent BMW 320i of the time.. I guess all cars were kinda lame in those days compared to what we have now...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is some of the stupidest s**t I've ever heard. I'm going to donate by dropping money into the slot of a car that costs more than any I own?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's hard for our capitalist/conditioned minds to get around but, this sort of thing happens on occasion. You see, to the business man, it's not about the money in the least. - To the two gentleman, once the awe wears off...they then appreciate the lesson learned. - Then something interesting happens....intuition. An inner intuition that defies all preexisting conditioning by the world. A gift that transcends any worldly possession. That compassion for others.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tim, is that you? Stay off the herb, we need you next season!
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