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      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. ...
      Published on 06-07-2011 08:52 PM
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      This car was tuned in Massachussets by OE Tuning dealer Brentuning. The car is completely stock on 93 octane fuel. Solid gains through the curve of 15 wheel horsepower and 18 wheel torque are seen. This dyno is a dynapack, which is a hub dyno. There is a visible torque dip at 5000 rpm which we are not sure what to attribute to and will try to get further details on. ...
      Published on 06-07-2011 02:30 AM
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      Ok, Audi, come on now. A few days back we reported that Audi was in some hot water for "sampling" Eminem's music and mimicking aspects of the Chrysler Imported from Detroit ad. An Audi representative has responded to a lawsuit filed by the music publisher by claiming that the ad is not an advertisement. Huh? We aren't making it up, an Audi representative stated, "The video referred to is not an advertisement." Good luck with that guys. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 06:00 AM
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      Audi driver Martin Tomczyk won the race managed to hold off Ralf Schumacher. Tomczyk started on the pole and used it to his advantage continually increasing his lead over the field. Audi took 1st and 3rd with Schumacher in 2nd for Mercedes. Mercedes still maintains the manufacturer standing in 1st place with a slight edge. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 02:11 AM
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      This is pretty straightforward, a photoshoot/video of a black Audi R8 with a couple chicks. Some people might be asking, why is this front page news? Well, if you are asking that and reading this instead of jumping ahead to the video the problem isn't our front page, it's you. Watch the video and thank us later, yes, awesome. ...
      Published on 06-04-2011 02:51 AM
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      Some readers may remember (hey, we believe in you guys) that Audi released the R8 GT coupe a few months back. Well this is the convertible version, also limited to 333 units. The car is just under 190 pounds lighter than the standard V10 Spyder. It also gets a power bump just like the coupe, 560 horses. No idea how much money it is but considering the coupe starts at $198,000, this is not going to be cheaper. ...
      Published on 06-02-2011 08:41 PM
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      This is a new commercial from Audi for their newly released C7 A6 avant. Watch the commercial and listen closely, notice any similarities? Audi seems to have taken a bit of liberty in sampling the music as it sounds remarkably similar to the Eminem song we all know and love. It's fairly blatant, so we don't understand what Audi was thinking but the music publisher is already seeking an injunction in Germany and this will likely get messy. ...
      Published on 06-02-2011 02:50 AM
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      Autocar has confirmed that the Audi R4 will be coming to market in the next few years. Audi chairman Rupert Stadler reportedly approved the plans for Audi to share the platform with the two other VW group makes, Porsche and Volkswagen. Pricing converted directly from the quoted 25k British Pounds is $40,000. The motor would almost certainly be the 2.0T four cylinder but the TT-RS turbo 5 cylinder may find its way in. ...
      Published on 05-31-2011 05:51 AM
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      The A1 is... well, let's face it, pretty weak. There is little to be excited about with that car. Now this A1 on the other has a lot to be excited about. This concept was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Wörthersee festival which is an Audi fan festival. Audi took the TT-RS turbo 5 cylinder, changed the turbo, tuning, and exhaust, and came up with 496 horsepower. The car has all wheel drive and weighs only 3,096 pounds. What sucks about this? It's all just a big tease, and men don't like to be teased. ...
      Published on 05-30-2011 02:50 AM
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      This is a very well done video from Audi Motorsport giving you an idea of what it is like to be a driver at Le Mans. The video details what the drivers body goes through and the forces they experience during the race. The beats per minute of their heart, the impact of forces on their lungs, and just the punishment a race like Le Mans doles out. They also do not hesitate to take shots at Formula 1, which seems to be Audi Motorsport's pattern as of late. ...
      Published on 05-28-2011 09:30 PM
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      Well, not so fast. We have some great renderings here that show what an A7 convertible would potentially look like. We think the A7 actually looks better as a 2 door without its sloped rear back. Will it happen? We doubt it, as this is the same type of rumor that the Porsche Panamera convertible rumor was with a rendering setting off a ton of speculation. There is no doubt that it looks good however. Hey, you never know, Audi is considering a Q5 convertible after all. ...
      Published on 05-27-2011 11:44 PM
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      This is what we like to see. No nonsense babling, no British people rambling on and on about their feelings, just two cars head to head on the track with actual numbers. Yes, driver skill plays a part here but this is a great head to comparison. It's a nice back and forth battle between the two with the TT-RS taking the lead under braking at one point and..., well, we won't spoil it. We think the 1M could have done a quicker lap without some of the showoff drifting but watch and decide for yourself. These cars really are so close it comes down to driver skill. ...
      Published on 05-27-2011 02:04 AM
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      A group of Audi enthusiasts has started an online petition to get Audi to produce a B8 RS4. Thus far, Audi has not announced any plans to produce such a vehicle. We find it odd that it would take a petition to force Audi to do so especially with how good the B8 S4 is. An RS4 version would be exactly what they need to compete with the higher performance offerings coming out like the C63 Black Series. Hey, signatures worked to convince Audi to bring the TT-RS to the United States, can't hurt to sign the petition. Kind of odd though that it takes so much effort to get Audi to produce and sell high performance variants when other manufacturers do so willingly without the need for such extremes from their fans. ...
      Published on 05-24-2011 10:13 PM
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      Wow, talk about some bold statements. Audi Motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich stated the following to CAR magazine, "There’s a very good reason why we are not in F1. There’s no relevance to the road. Audi has always been engaged in motorsport that’s relevant to our customers such as rallying and touring cars, which brought quattro, FSI and TFSI to our road cars. This is why in 1999 we decided against F1. Instead we decided to take on the greatest race in the world. We went for Le Mans." ...
      Published on 05-21-2011 12:31 AM
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      We all know BMW and Audi are slugging it out to try to be the number 1 luxury automaker. BMW currently holds this position but competition is tight with Audi only being slightly behind. To make up the volume, the answer is more niche models. Audi seems jealous of the success BMW has had with the Q6 and now wants a piece of the pie with the Q6. What is interesting is that Auto Swiat.pl is reporting a Q4 is in the works as well to compete with the yet unannounced (but widely expected) BMW X4. Check out the renderings and let us know what you think. ...

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