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      Published on 06-29-2011 02:50 AM
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      Auto Motor Und Sport is reporting that recently in Zurich Audi CEO Rupert Stadler let it slip that a Q3 with the TT-RS 2.5 liter 6 cylinder turbo motor is coming. This will be a sport version of the Q3 which likely means the S badge. 'SQ3' may be the name but we need to see what precedent Audi sets for naming their performance SUV's when the higher performance versions of the Q5 arrive. We just hope this vehicle makes it to the USA as an SUV with the low curb weight of the Q3 and the power potential of a TT-RS will be a nice little platform. ...
      Published on 06-28-2011 02:57 AM
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      This is really just an awesome video showing off MRC Tuning's widebody B5 S4. We have no idea what widebody kit it is running or if it is custom but the car looks awesome. We also really like that it is not all show but has plenty of go with the 2.7 twin turbo motor's displacement increased to 3.0 liters. Turbos are K24 hybrids but we are not too sure of the power level. If you haven't heard of MRC before, they are UK based tuner who we will likely be hearing more from. ...
      Published on 06-26-2011 09:54 PM
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      Remember the chrome R8 we told you was going to be auctioned off? Well, the car was such a hit Audi donated a second R8. The first R8 was actually submitted twice with the winner putting it right back up for auction where it generated even more money. All in all, just under $1 million dollars was generated by the two chrome R8's Audi donated. Audi UK stated: “We are absolutely delighted to have been instrumental in raising such a magnificent sum for Sir Elton’s charity." ...
      Published on 06-25-2011 04:00 AM
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      No, this isn't some Saudi prince's idea of gaudy indulgence. Audi created this chrome R8 to support the EJAF White Tie & Tiara Ball. What is that? Well, it's a ball hosted by Sir Elton John annually that benefits the Elton John's AIDS Foundation. Basically, a bunch of rich people gather to throw away a few dollars they can easily spare and everyone gets to hang out with Elton John feeling like they are making a real difference bidding on chrome R8's. Definitely a nice gesture on Audi's part to donate the car. ...
      Published on 06-24-2011 09:47 PM
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      This is a potentially interesting development. In reveling details to Automobile Magazine about the Q6 it seems Audi let it slip that the Q6 would come with the 3.0 TFSI but with a turbo instead of the supercharger, "Under the hood it will offer a revised 3.0-liter TFSI V-6, which drops the supercharger in favor of a single turbo." The Q6 isn't scheduled to arrive for a few more years so don't expect this motor in current generation Audi's. ...
      Published on 06-23-2011 11:41 PM
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      As you no doubt know (being an avid Audiboost reader, right?), APR released their pulley upgrade for the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6's. These pictures show the process of installing the pulley on a B8 S4 which does not seem to be too difficult. So, go ahead and order up your pulley and do your own install. Pictures are courtesy of Elite Motorsports who did the install on this S4. ...
      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. ...

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