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The Transporter film series is taking a detour from the silver-screen to arrive in TV land. Called – crazily enough – Transporter, the new Cinemax series stars a man who is not Jason Statham quite good at ... transporting. Lead actor Chris Vance's preferred method of transportation will reportedly be the redesigned Audi A8, which we think should fit the bill quite nicely. After all, a 372-horsepower, 4.2-liter V8 paired with Quattro all-wheel-drive, excellent seats and a 1,400-watt B&O sound system should be enough to keep driver, passengers and cargo moving along quickly and comfortably.

Of course, were we the appropriately named Transporter in question, we might wait for Audi to hand over the next S8. How about you – What would be your preferred tool for the Transporter gig? Have your say in Comments.


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      72CJ5driver
      • 3 Years Ago
      M5 wagon , CTS-V wagon, no automatics.
      Phoenix
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the fact that you left the "Sh*ts and Giggles" in the heads up dash display!!! LMAO!!! (take a closer look folks and tell me what you see). Great piece of machinery -- but a V8 pumpin out 300+ hp is a bit weak. An STi would whoop it maybe in the 1/4 mile....Audi, you need to raise the stakes!!!
      iimprezu
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know why anybody would even suggest anything non-BMW. BMW defined the luxury sports sedan category, and continues to dominate it both in sales and driving dynamics. The other makes have played a lot of catch up, but you can't deny the sophistication or the image of a BMW super-sedan. I think the F10 M5 or current B7 or even the F01 760il would be a great choice. Mercedes? Audi? Please. Those boats don't have the braking or turning dyanmics/weight distribution that every BMW comes designed with. I have to admit the A8L was a good looker in Transporter 2. Nothing beats the original though...
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iimprezu
        First transporter is the best. BMW 7
        QAZZY
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iimprezu
        Thing is, Audis handle better than BMWs, and the A8 handles like a smaller car. Turning dynamics are something that many new BMWs lack, considering their dead electric steering. I agree that the BMW belongs in BMW considering the previous films, but the A8 is a better driver's car than the 7-series.
      erhcanadian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sacrilege! The Transporter belongs in a BMW, in the same way that James Bond should drive an Aston Martin. How much is Audi paying for this placement?
        Reece Lightning
        • 3 Years Ago
        @erhcanadian
        he drives a bmw in 1 out of the 3 movies... not nearly the same way as james bond...
      rocketmoose
      • 3 Years Ago
      V10-powered RS6 for me please. I'd drive fast just so I can take in the sound of that gorgeous engine.
      Knox
      • 3 Years Ago
      2010 CLS63 AMG
      daddydino5
      • 3 Years Ago
      V10 RS6, Lambo engine with Audi Quattro, comfort and style
      paulr
      • 3 Years Ago
      The movies are one of my favorites, hope they don't ruin it with a TV series. If it was me, I'd get a '10 RS6.
      Jac Zobel de Ayala
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's great! With that bulldozer grille Statham would plow on all the bad guys and the film will be over in 5 minutes.
      joejoe509
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah I kind of agree with some of the other comments. It should be a station wagon. It's so european and it's one more step to making wagons cool again. They don't make an A8 wagon, so how about an RS6 Avant? But I would still be happy with the above A8. Cool car. But in Europe, I think they'd have the W12 instead of the V8 here.
      Vettro
      • 3 Years Ago
      RS6 Avant
      'Elgar El Dogančić
      • 3 Years Ago
      W12 6.0 tdi from q7
        rty
        • 3 Years Ago
        @'Elgar El Dogančić
        What? Q7 have V12 6.0 TDI...
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