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      Published on 05-01-2011 01:52 PM
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      We aren't really sure what to say to this. When is the last you heard someone say they wished the Q5 SUV was available as a cabrio? Uh, never. Still, Audi is considering a convertible Q5 to occupy a niche in the market. With how people especially in the USA embrace trendy cars, there may be a business case for this. Brit Steve, director of AUDI USA, stated the following on the production chances, "ďif there is sufficient demand, about 5,000 units per year, then the production of the Q5 Cabrio as a limited edition can be a reality." ...
      Published on 04-30-2011 07:38 AM
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      We all know LeMans is coming up in around 6 weeks and that this is the premier event for the Audi brand. Not hard to see how much emphasis they put on it with their dominance of the race in the past decade. Well, changing regulations have forced Audi to change their motor. The LeMans race car no longer has a twin turbo diesel V10 but instead now will have a single turbo 3.7 liter V6. The regulation changes are designed to prevent the diesels from having such a large advantage. Why? Fuel efficiency is a huge part of the 24 hour race. This 3.7 liter motor has put up a strong showing so far with a claimed output of around 540 horsepower which powered the R18 to the two fastest laptimes in testing. ...
      Published on 04-27-2011 08:01 PM
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      Many people know IND for modifying BMW cars of all types, and we take great pride in our BMW projects. However, our shop gates see much more than just BMWs, and after allowing countless Mercedes, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, and even American Classic cars through our doors undocumented, we decided it was time to share the rest of our work with car enthusiasts. ...
      Published on 04-27-2011 05:17 AM
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      Being a performance oriented site, we will focus a bit on the performance numbers Car and Driver achieved. That said, we are a little bit surprised with this result. The Audi finishes in first place and the BMW 750 winds up in last. Even with its twin turbo V8 the BMW gets beat by all three competitors to 60 and barely edges out the Audi through the 1/4 for second. Being the heaviest obviously didn't help the 750 and it also put up the weakest showing around the skidpad. ...
      Published on 04-26-2011 06:53 AM
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      The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been dominated by Audi for a while now. With the new R18 TDI, it looks like that domination is set to continue. In testing, Audi finished with 3 out of the top 4 lap times. Impressive? Oh yes, and things sure look good for a repeat with the Peugeot 908 being the main challenger. Let's not forget, Peaugeot won in 2009 breaking Audi's 5 year year streak of dominance. Check out the laptimes from the testing sessions below. ...
      Published on 04-26-2011 04:39 AM
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      The R8 is a beautiful car to begin with so it is hard to improve. RENM tackled the V10 spyder and we like what we see although it seems to borrow some cues from the Sport Wheels R8 spyder. What stands out is the center exit exhaust with custom diffuser in particular. In addition to the bodywork hydraulic suspension that raises is added. The motor is modified with custom tuning, full exhaust, and intake work. Power is raised to about 600 horsepower. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 07:01 AM
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      Great news for US enthusiasts although not all that shocking. MotorAuthority reports from the New York Auto Show that Audi confirms the new S6, S7, and S8 will come to the US. These cars all use the same drivetrain so not difficult for Audi to pull off. Good news, we want them, but the real question mark will be if Audi will be able to deliver the RS derivatives as this is where they have struggled in past years with the US market. As a reminder, we have posted the leaked specs for these models below. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 04:54 AM
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      This is very cool and we wish more tuners did this. AWE has released everything you need to run 11's with MK6 GTI. The 11 second K04 turbo package is $5,395. The tire and wheels package for the strip is offered with Enkei wheels and Hoosier drag radials for a very reasonable $820. A BBK setup and coilovers are also offered on the 11 second page you can check out here. Very cool AWE, very cool indeed. ...
      Published on 04-21-2011 01:23 AM
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      Here is another e-tron concept from Audi that is a plug-in hybrid which seems to be all the rage these days. This car is based on the A3 sedan concept revealed earlier this year. The car has a 1.4 liter turbo four cylinder putting out 211 horsepower and this is combined with a 27 horsepower electric motor for a total of 238. A 7 speed DSG is the transmission of choice. This would be a relatively sporty and green car if it wasn't for the weight penalty of the battery and electric motor adding almost 400 pounds for a total of 3,792. ...
      Published on 04-20-2011 01:07 AM
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      The 11 second supercharged V8 Audi's just keep coming. This is particularly interesting in how it stacks up to the APR B8 S5 that recently ran 11's. Unlike the APR setup, the JH Motorsports supercharger is a centrifugal Vortech based system. The car has a Stage 1 system at 6 psi, JHM tune, JHM headers, JHM manifold, JHM lightweight flywheel, JHM Stage 4 clutch, JHM intake spacers, JHM exhaust, JHM short shift kit, and JHM lightweight rotors. Well done and great to see more boosted Audi V8's! ...
      Published on 04-16-2011 03:57 AM
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      As posted a few days ago, the new Audi Q3 was revealed. We see a lot of potential in this little SUV. Not only is it pretty good looking it is very lightweight. So what would it look like with a drop and some bigger wheels? Here is some photoshop work to give you an idea. ...
      Published on 04-16-2011 02:58 AM
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      There is no denying the Audi S5 is a great looking car. However, since the launch of the B8 S4 we have been wondering how long it would be until the car received the supercharged V6 from the S4 that not only gets better mileage but is far more mod friendly. Well, the video below shows that Audi is testing the car with the supercharged V6. It is likely this change will take place for the 2012 model year and we are hoping the DSG transmission comes with it. ...
      Published on 04-15-2011 02:02 AM
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      Congratulations to AWE Tuning! AWE's in house MKVI GTI set the ET record with a time of 11.87 at Cecil County Dragway. They also set the trap speed record with a 120 mph run. This is a front wheel drive car running on drag radials which is quite impressive. The previous record holder was a stripped out race car so for a street car on drag radials to hit these times with a K04 turbo, well, it's quite an achievement. Specs, timeslip, and video below. ...
      Published on 04-14-2011 02:44 AM
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      You may remember that Audi is producing the R8 GT which is a limited lightweight R8. That is a coupe model and now Audi has decided to produce a spyder version of the R8 GT as well. Like the coupe the cab will be limited to about 333 units. We expect it to have the same specs only for the weight to differ slightly. That means a 560 horsepower V10 and lightweight seats and other materials. Pricing? Expect over $200k. ...
      Published on 04-12-2011 11:02 PM
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      Here it is, the real thing, the new Audi Q3. The small SUV is based on the VW Tiguan platform. The rear has a lot of Q5 in it and the front headlights looks very modern and edgy. The interior is flat out beautiful as we have come to expect from Audi. We don't know if a diesel will be available in the US but the 2.0T motor is a sure thing. The SUV only weighs 3,307 pounds which should make for a very nimble and quick little SUV with a lot of potential. ...

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