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      Published on 06-29-2012 08:42 AM
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      Congratulations to Audi for running their electric car where the big boys play, on the Nurburgring. The R8 E-tron laid down a very impressive 8:09.099 laptime. The lithium-ion battery in the R8 stores enough energy for a distance of about 134 miles. On paper this should allow for about 10 laps of the 12.92 mile Nurburgring although that distance number likely shrinks with use of full power. The battery also pushes the curb weight to 3,924 pounds making the laptime even more impressive. ...
      Published on 06-27-2012 11:36 PM
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      Wow, simply wow. Here is the first 8 second Audi we know of. This 3.2 turbo six cylinder S3 ran a 8.84@161 1/4 mile in Greece. The car is built and raced by the owner of 0-400 Tune 2 Race which from what we gathered with Google translate offers all kinds of services for performance tuning in Greece. Building the world's fastest Audi sure is a great way to get the name out there. Info on the car is scarce but it has a large turbo pushing 33 psi into the motor and the stock manual gearbox with modified 3rd and 4th gears. ...
      Published on 06-22-2012 09:03 PM
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      As previously reported the Audi R8 is getting a facelift for the next model year. The V8 model in particular is going to benefit with a power boost up to the 450 horsepower range. The V8 R8 is lagging behind competition such as the Carrera S performance wise which interestingly enough seems to be the model targeted as a 991 Carrera S was spotted testing with the updated R8. The V10 will be bumped up somewhere to Gallardo LP560 specs which requires only a software change. The main question remains if the cars will get dual clutch transmission (DSG) options. ...
      Published on 06-21-2012 07:23 PM
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      Wheelsboutique usually shows off some very get looking wheel setups. This one is definitely not our cup of tea. We understand wanting to stand out and be different but there is a point where something just becomes to ostentatious and tacky. The R8 is a beautiful and refined luxury sports car. Taking an example in white with black sideblades and completely destroying the color scheme it has going for it with bright orange wheels is not the best way to compliment it. We would expect to see this on a Honda or at some import show featuring cheap JDM cars before we would ever expect it on an R8. ...
      Published on 06-18-2012 04:29 PM
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      Congratulations to Audi who became the first manufacturer to ever win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Hybrid. With the absence of Peugeot in the race the only real for challenge for Audi was Toyota and Toyota sure did challenge. Toyota's hybrid TS030 race car passed the R18 E-tron at one point to take the overall lead. Unfortunately both Toyota cars were involved in accidents (see video below) meaning Audi ended up cruising to victory. Toyota deserves respect for providing such worthy competition capable of taking the win however. ...
      Published on 06-16-2012 02:52 PM
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      We knew a hotter version of the Q5 was coming but everyone expected it to have a tweaked version of the supercharged 3.0 TFSI motor in the S4. Audi pulled a surprising move giving the car a 3.0 liter twin turbo six cylinder diesel with 313 horses and 479 pound-feet of torque. This gives the car great gas mileage at about 32 MPG and excellent torque down low. Power is sent to all four (20 inch) wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. ...
      Published on 06-15-2012 06:01 PM
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      Audi has flat out dominated every 24 Hours of Le Mans in recent memory. Audi has 10 victories since 2000 and in recent Le Mans races only Peugeot was able to challenge. Well, Peugeot is gone and it seems only Toyota is willing to fight Audi for the overall crown this year. It is going to be difficult as the Audi R18 E-Tron took the pole with the Audi R18 Ultra starting second. The Toyota TS030 Hybrid race car managed to break up the Audi's qualifying in a very respectable 3rd and 5th. Will Audi get its 11th win? The race starts tomorrow and goes through Sunday. ...
      Published on 06-13-2012 04:21 PM
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      Congratulations are in order for Audi and their 2.5 liter turbocharged TFSI inline-5 cylinder motor for winning the 2.0-2.5 liter category of the International Engine of the Year Awards for the third straight time. The motor is a truly impressive mill seeing duty in the Audi RS3 as well as Audi TT-RS. In stock form it puts out about 360 horsepower but it responds very well to modification having already put out over 500 horsepower to the wheels. Congratulations to Audi and we hope to see this motor in more Audi vehicles in the future. ...
      Published on 06-11-2012 03:03 PM
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      We have never heard of XXX-Performance before. We doubt we will hear much from them again. It is not so much that the neon green paint is bad but the wheels that go with it simply do not belong on a V10 R8. Beyond the paint, wheels, and lowering the car they also claim to tune it to 641 horses. There is no dyno to accompany it or any performance numbers to substantiate the claim. Is the car different? Sure, but not for good reasons. We hope the German tuner offers some classier options in the future. ...
      Published on 06-08-2012 02:58 PM
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      This one has us scratching our heads. How in the world can the Audi S6 be better than the new M5 or E63 AMG? What does that say about the upcoming RS6, this is already game over? Maybe it is. The M5 finished in last place. The M5 historically being a car that was untouchable and simply the best of the best. BMW falling this far is a statement in of itself is a major publication can seriously pick a car as over-matched on paper as the Audi S6 over it. ...
      Published on 06-03-2012 08:34 PM
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      Congratulations to Audi who pulled off the victory this weekend in Spielberg at the Red Bull Ring. Edoardo Mortara took home the victory for Audi Team Rosberg. Mercedes and BMW both made the podium as well with Martin Tomczyk finishing in second for BMW and Gary Paffett finishign in third for Mercedes. This was an exciting race with a lot of overtaking place. Audi now moves into second place in the Manufacturer Championship with Mercedes in first and BMW in third. The next race is in 27 days at the Norisring on July 1st. ...
      Published on 06-02-2012 11:56 PM
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      In a bit of a surprising move the Audi North America CEO Johan De Nysschen resigned after nearly 20 years with the company. Apparently the move was made ahead of a more aggressive overhaul that is going to take place in the executive ranks of the VW Group who wants more aggressive action against BMW. We are still waiting on official word from Audi but De Nysschen left stating the following, “These have truly been the best years of my life, and I know the best years for Audi still lie ahead. It is a magnificent company, a magnificent brand and I shall watch the continued progress of the four rings with interest and envy.” ...
      Published on 06-01-2012 02:50 AM
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      The new Audi S3 is coming and is said to be getting the new 2.0 motor the EA888. Horsepower figures are said to be at the 276 mark which is a bit less than what the M135i and A25 AMG will be packing. It will likely take an RS3 to match up or supersede those models. Still, the car offers good power and great looks. Despite the model being 22mm longer, 21mm taller, and 201mm wider it is expected to weigh 176 pounds less than the outgoing model. Now that is progress! Expect the official reveal shortly. ...
      Published on 05-26-2012 07:49 PM
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      Audi made an amazing documentary called Truth in 24 released in 2009 highlighting the preparation for the 24 Hours of Lemans in 2008. This is the sequel appropriately titled Truth in 24 II. The sequel features Audi's 10th Le Mans victory coming last year in 2011. The 2011 race was tumultuous and emotional with two of the Audi cars retiring due to incredible accidents. Audi of America uploaded the full documentary to their YouTube account and it is well worth watching for any automotive enthusiast or Motorsport fan. Thank you Audi, check out the documentary below which captures all the ups and downs ultimately culminating with the triumph of victory. ...
      Published on 05-25-2012 04:42 AM
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      The Audi A7 is a very stylish 4 door coupe designed to take on the Mercedes CLS and BMW Gran Sport. There really is no need for an A7 wagon but Theophilus Chin decided to render one anyway to show us what it would look like. The A7 with its sloping rear already mimicks wagon proportions somewhat so it certainly looks natural this way. With A6 and A4 wagons, this model would be completely redundant. Still, Audi is obsessed with wagons/avants and Mercedes is working on a CLS wagon so never say never. ...

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