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      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, "Thereís a very good reason why we are not in F1. Thereís no relevance to the road. Audi has always been engaged in motorsport thatís 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. ...
      Published on 05-20-2011 01:12 AM
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      Congratulations to Audi for taking home an ward in the 2011 International Engine of the Year Awards. The Audi 2.5 liter turbo 5 cylinder, used in the Audi RS3 and TT-RS, takes the award for the second straight year. The 2.0 to 2.5 category is very competitive, with over the past 13 years of the competition having awarded 9 different motors in this category. ...
      Published on 05-18-2011 11:01 PM
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      Audi has delivered as promised, here is the new Audi A6 Avant. They announced last week they be showing it today which is why we had renderings of the RS6 Avant done. The car looks as we expected but weighs a lot less than we thought it would. The base 2.0 tdi is only 3,616 pounds. There are four motors, two of which are diesels and two are gasoline units. The gas motors are a 2.8 FSI with 204 horsepower and the 3.0 TFSI supercharged motor out of the S4 that in the avant puts out 300 horsepower. No word on if it will come to the United States. ...
      Published on 05-18-2011 04:00 AM
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      The base Audi A1 isn't the most exciting car in the world. FWD, low power, not something we pay all that much attention to. The S1 on the other hand has some potential to be interesting. It is rumored to have 270 horsepower out of a 2.0t along with Quattro. If it has DSG as an option this going to be a fun little car. No word on if it will come to the USA, but since the A1 isn't coming to the USA until the next generation don't hold your breath. ...
      Published on 05-17-2011 05:24 AM
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      We all know the Audi Q3 is coming as a traditional four SUV. What about a 2 door version? Theoiphilus Chin pondered exactly that and created these renderings. Will it happen? Most likely not, there have not even been any rumors about such a thing. However, with the Range Rover Evoque coming as a two door coupe style SUV there certainly is a chance for that segment to see expansion with something exactly like this. ...
      Published on 05-16-2011 12:42 AM
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      After Mercedes won the first race of the season at Hockenheim, Audi came back strong winning the second race. The season is poised to have a lot of tight back and forth action with Mercedes and Audi seemingly being very evenly matched early on. A big congratulations to Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller for his first ever DTM win. The next race is in 21 days in Austria. ...
      Published on 05-14-2011 11:41 PM
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      Yes, a ton of wagon discussion as of late. From our BMW F11 M5 touring renderings to the news of the E63 AMG wagon coming to the USA, all the wagon talk convinced our graphic design artist Wild-Speed to show his take on the RS6 Avant. Audi has announced that it will be revealing the new A6 avant next week and we believe an RS6 version is almost sure to follow. Expect it to have a twin turbo 4.0 liter direct injected V8 with horsepower somewhere in the mid to high 500's similar to what is offered in the new Continental GT. ...
      Published on 05-14-2011 01:53 AM
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      Yes, Audi is still coming to market with the all electric R8. It is currently looking like the car will hit showrooms in late 2012. This video shows behind the scenes development and testing of the car. The is impressive with this car is unlike the other electric versions of gasoline automobiles (like the SLS E-cell) there is no major weight penalty with the R8 E-tron. It weighs 3,527 pounds thanks to the use of lightweight materials. With 313 horsepower and a fairly lightweight body, this is shaping up to be an exciting electric sports car. ...
      Published on 05-12-2011 04:00 AM
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      We reported in January of this year that Audi registered the SQ5 and RSQ5 names. It would seem Audi is intent on bringing a performance version of the Q5 to market. We are not sure which version you see testing here, the SQ5 or the RSQ5. Chances are good that the S4 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 will find its way into the car. Rumors right now are that the SQ5 will get the supercharged V6 while the RSQ5 may get the 4.0 turbo direct injected V8. It may also be that we only get the SQ5. Nice work Audi, bring them both on! ...
      Published on 05-11-2011 04:00 AM
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      We knew the Audi S7 was coming from leaked documents detailing the motors going in upcoming models. Spyphotos of camoflauged cars have been circulating the web but now we have undisguised photographs. Nothing shocking here, basically what we expected. A quad exhaust and a more aggressive front fascia on a slightly lowered suspension featuring larger wheels. The car is likely to be unveiled at the Frankfurt show and rumors suggest an RS7 sharing the RS6 powertrain is in the works. ...

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