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      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. ...
      Published on 05-10-2011 02:02 AM
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      Stasis has released their Audi R8 V8 supercharger which bumps the R8 to 540 horsepower. The supercharger is a positive displacement Eaton TVS 1900 pushing 7.5 psi of boost. The supercharger is part of their V8 Challenge Extreme Edition package which includes suspension, brakes, and wheels but what we are mostly concerned with is the supercharger itself which can be purchased separately. No pricing revealed yet an it is only available in the UK at the moment and the UK importer is offering a 10% discount. ...
      Published on 05-09-2011 02:52 AM
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      We often say that less is more and that certainly applies here. The R8 is a beautiful car to begin with and improving on it is not easy. These modifications by Rimsource we do not consider an improvement. Surprisingly, on the Cardomain page for this car there is a lot of praise and we do not understand it. This is the type of modification that appeals to the DUB or bling crowd whose idea of tuning we rarely consider done in good taste. ...
      Published on 05-07-2011 11:51 PM
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      The 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps is the first official race for the Audi R18. 3rd place is not a bad finish obviously but a disappointment considering the R18 had a perfect qualification for the race taking spots 1-3. Audi was bested by Peugeot, their main rival, who took first and second place. We expect Audi to rebound strongly in time for the LeMans 24 hours which will be the real test. ...
      Published on 05-06-2011 12:31 AM
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      AWE Tuning will released their switchpath exhaust for the R8 V10 in the next few weeks. Prior to the official launch, dynographs and videos of the exhaust sound were released. The gains are modest with about 9 horsepower picked up at all 4 wheels. It is nice to see that AWE provided crank and wheel dynos with us obviously preferring the wheel numbers on the Mustang dyno. The exhaust also saves 32 pounds from the rear of the car. Check out the video, the exhaust is worth it for the sound alone. ...
      Published on 05-04-2011 08:11 AM
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      DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) touring car racing is extremely popular in Europe. Most people in the United States are not familiar with it but with DTM racing coming to North America in 2013 it is time to start getting acquainted. There is a good reason they are bringing it here and the video below illustrates it perfectly. The action is intense and the racing is very close with a lot of passing. The race was won by Mercedes with Audi coming in second. ...
      Published on 05-03-2011 08:03 PM
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      Audi sure seems determined to launch as many models as possible. It is no secret they want to fill every niche so that they will surpass BMW as the largest luxury automaker. This has Audi considering production of an A9 coupe for 2014. The coupe would be based on the A8 platform and be positioned as a Mercedes CL competitor. This means a large, heavy, 4 seater with premium pricing. Will it happen? Brand chief Rupert Stadler seems set on it according to reports. ...
      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. ...

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