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      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. ...
      Published on 04-12-2011 04:23 AM
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      German tuner Prior-Design has released new photos of their Audi R8 body kit. The kit features parts that fit all R8 models. The front lip and the side skirts being pieces that are interchangeable with any R8 model. Overall, we like the kit and it is fairly aggressive without being ostentatious but we could definitely do without the Prior Design wheels. ...
      Published on 04-10-2011 02:14 PM
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      German tuner PPI Design has announced their 800 horsepower bi-supercharger package for the R8 V8. The supercharger packages features twin "R48" centrifugal blowers. Internals are strengthened and compression is dropped in the motor as you can imagine. 9.2:1 compression pistons, forged rods, as well as an upgraded valvetrain are included. As is typical of European tuners, take their word on the HP as there is no dyno or trap speed. ...
      Published on 04-07-2011 04:52 PM
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      Audi has stated it plans to officially debut the new Audi Q3 at the Shanghai auto show in China later this month. They have released their design sketches prior to the debut. We see a lot of Q5 in the design which is to be expected. The Q3 will be riding on the VW Tiguan platform and the 2.0T should be the likely powerplant for it in the United States. No word on a diesel. ...
      Published on 04-06-2011 10:44 PM
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      German publication AutoZeitung is reporting that Audi intends to take on the Mini Countryman with an entry level Q1. The compact SUV would likely be based on the VW Polo platform which doesn't really make it much of an SUV at all. What is also interesting is that Audi isn't letting a Volkswagon compete with MINI. We worry they are taking the brand too far downscale as well. ...
      Published on 04-06-2011 12:53 AM
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      Well, we bet this driver is never getting a job driving a safety car at a Le Mans race ever again. The driver in the RS5 fails to pull off the track at the start of the race causing a massive pile-up at this Le Mans race in France. Check out the video below. ...
      Published on 04-04-2011 08:41 PM
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      Audi sites are buzzing with this news which has yet to confirmed. It would seem that Audi has approved the Quattro concept for limited production in 2013. An S5 based on the Quattro underpinnings has been passed around for testing and routinely praised. The car might even get some further weight shaved off it by having the wheelbase shortened. Production seems likely at this point and we hope the production model gets a DSG transmission. Oh, and expect the car to wear the R4 moniker. ...
      Published on 04-03-2011 07:31 PM
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      Congratulations to APR! After having set the B7 RS4 1/4 mile record they have followed up with setting the B8 S5 1/4 mile record. Their Stage III full weight B8 S5 ran 11.9@116. This is a full weight, pump gas car with just the APR supercharger. ...
      Published on 04-01-2011 05:31 PM
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      What the hell Audi? You guys have been so cool lately, now this? Jeff Khulman, head of AUDI USA communications, has confirmed there are no plans to bring the next generation B8 RS4 to the USA which has been spotted testing in avant form here. Unfortunately, it seems this is going to be the B5 RS4 situation all over again. You will give us the TT-RS but no RS4? Audi, you need some consistency to your RS products, this is insulting. ...
      Published on 03-31-2011 11:53 AM
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      Heffer Performance is wrapping up their R8 V10 twin turbo kit. The car produces 725 whp on pump gas at only 6 psi on the stock internals. This is up over 225 whp from stock. No word yet on the cost of the setup but the but the V8 kit for the stock internals was around $25k last time we checked. This will be a bit more than that. ...

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