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      Published on 06-22-2011 09:51 PM
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      A few days ago we posted an article detailing the Insideline test of the 2012 A7 which has the same supercharged V6 motor as this A6. Well, the A6 put up similar numbers although it hit 102 mph vs. 101. Basically, the cars are a wash with the A6 only being about 30 pounds lighter. The numbers are pretty good but imagine what they would both do if they had DSG's instead of automatics. ...
      Published on 06-21-2011 11:56 PM
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      This is a dream comparison. Car Magazine took the new McLaren MP4-12C out on the road course with Ben Collins (ex-Stig) against some of the best sports cars out there to see which would lap the fastest. The result is somewhat surprising and we will not spoil it for you, watch it. We also want to commnend Car on doing a proper comparison with a VBOX and laptimes unlike some of the other Brits (*cough* Autocar *cough*). ...
      Published on 06-20-2011 12:10 PM
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      The new 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 is becoming a popular Audi mod platform as Audi boosted motors often are. APR had an ECU tune available already for some time which was their Stage I upgrade. The pulley is their Stage 2 upgrade and to see the benefit it is best used in conjunction with the ECU tune otherwise the car will dump the excess boost. Gains with the ECU tune are very healthy at just over 100 horsepower at all four wheels, 117 AWHP with 100 octane. ...
      Published on 06-19-2011 11:01 AM
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      A fantastic result for Audi and for Martin Tomczyk who wins his second straight DTM race. Tomczyk was able to pass and hold off Bruno Spegler of Mercedes despite Spegler and Mercedes qualifying 1-2. Timo Scheider finished in second place due to some creative pit stop work after having started the race in 8th. ...
      Published on 06-18-2011 06:58 PM
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      This is the commercial for Audi for the new R8 GT Spyder. In case you don't know what the R8 GT Spyder is, refer to our coverage here. Basically, this is a lightweight, higher performance, and limited edition R8 Spyder. Think of it as an Audi version of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. The commercial is pretty nice, as is the car obviously, but we can't help but think we would be more than content with the standard version plus some modifications for the price of this model. ...
      Published on 06-17-2011 04:00 AM
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      "Truth in 24" is a documentary which details the Audi team, drivers, fans, preparing for the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2008 where Audi was attempting to win their 5th straight Le Mans. The film has been received very well and critically acclaimed for its behind the scenes view of what it takes to win at Le Mans. The video really brings out the emotion and drama of the race, a must watch for any motorsport fan. You can get the film free from Itunes or watch the youtube version below. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 07:33 AM
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      Here is one way to make your A5 fast at the drag strip. This car was built by crazy people in Sweden who seem to do this type of thing with German machinery routinely. Eklund Racing is responsible for the build which is nothing less than impressive. The motor is a 2.5 liter 5 cylinder putting out approximately 1000 horsepower. Some tweaking is still being done and we are not sure what ET they are aiming for. Not much remains from the original car and the curb weight has been dropped considerably so this car should definitely open some some eyes at the strip. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 02:51 AM
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      The new Audi A7 is the competitor to the Mercedes CLS. The 4 door coupe segment is popular and Audi, desiring to be the largest luxury automaker, is trying to fit in every niche. Insideline found it surprisingly sporty and we agree it is for a 4,207 pound car. It pulled .88g on the skidpad and ran the 1/4 mile in 13.6@101 in 80 degree weather at the notoriously slow Fontana Drag Strip. Sharing the motor with the B8 S4, there will be some nice gains to be had with tuning for a pretty quick ride despite the 8 speed auto instead of a DSG. ...
      Published on 06-14-2011 02:51 PM
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      We have all seen various novelty limousines. From Ferraris, to Monster Trucks, to Hummers, some crazy limousines have been produced. This is the first strech Audi Q7 we have seen and it actually looks pretty cool. We prefer the black one to the silver but both look good and the Q7 transitions to a limo surprisingly well. Prices aren't listed on the royal luxury website that has a Q7 limo in their fleet, but we're guessing the 16 passenger ride doesn't come cheap. ...
      Published on 06-13-2011 10:41 PM
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      Mazda is really the only company that uses the rotary motor. It seems Mazda is preparing a rotary for the RX7 or RX8 successor. The difficulty is in getting the rotary to pass emissions. Audi developed a clean rotary in the Audi A1 E-tron concept and Mazda is having informal talks with Audi about the motor. The difference is, Audi made a small rotary used as a generator to power an electric motor. Is Mazda going down the same route? We hope not, as we want the wankel to be powering the rear wheels, not a battery. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 09:03 AM
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      This is going to be a special victory for Audi. A dramatic victory despite major setbacks in the race with two of their three LMP1 cars retiring after dramatic crashes. That left just one R18 TDI left for Audi but one is all they needed. This was the tightest Le Mans of recent memory with the #9 Peugeot 908 and the remaining Audi R18 battling it out to the last second. Peugeot did finish in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place and gave Audi all they could handle along with some questionable blocking. Congratulations to Audi but what is most important is that nobody was hurt in a dramatic race. ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 11:50 AM
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      This is a horrific wreck which occurred during the opening hour of the race. The R18 TDI driven by Allan McNish attempted to make a pass to gain the overall lead and the space just was not there. The R18 collided with a 458 and the Audi just went flying into the guard rail with debris spraying everywhere upon impact. Fortunately, McNish was able to walk away and has been taken to a local hospital for scans and evaluation. It is a miracle this was not worse and that the spectators and photographers were not harmed. ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 07:45 AM
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      A couple weeks back we showed you the A1 Quattro Concept in some studio shots Audi released. Audi brought the concept to Le Mans and surprisingly, it looks great in the real life pictures. The car looks just plain awesome (side exhaust looks great) and with a 500 horsepower tuned version of the TT-RS 2.5 liter turbo, what is not to like? Only downside is that they will never build it. ...
      Published on 06-10-2011 06:58 AM
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      After a tough battle in qualifying Audi took the pole as well as the second spot for th 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP1 class. The Peugeot 908's took 3rd, 4th, and 6th place. The final Audi R18 (three cars total) took 5th place. The cars are all very close with the pole setting Audi R18 TDI just over 2/10's ahead of the Peugeot 908 starting in 3rd. The battle for overall supremacy at Le Mans is set to be epic. ...
      Published on 06-09-2011 07:40 AM
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      I would hope everyone knows by now that LeMans is coming up, right? This is the big race for Audi and the major event on the Audi Motorsport calender. Audi has dominated the race and has a new race car for this year, the R18 TDI. Rulebook changes meant that Audi had to switch to a 3.7 liter turbo-diesel motor vs. the large V10 they were running previously. The new motor is lighter, more fuel efficient, yet puts out 575 horsepower. Lemans is going to be quite the battleground, check out the video. ...

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