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      Published on 03-29-2011 09:12 AM
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      West Coast Customs decided to tackle this project and convert an R8 into a TRON inspired car which depending on your perspective is either really cool or really revolting. Yes, the car is chrome and fitted with lights that mimic the TRON motorcycle. The build is sure to get a lot of attention for West Coast Customs who is using it on the premier for their new TV show but we just feel like an R8 deserves better than this. ...
      Published on 03-29-2011 07:42 AM
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      Seems like everyone and their mother is making renderings of the upcoming RS6. Hey, if it looks like this we don't mind. Last week we showed you a rendering that focused on how the rear of the wagon may potentially look and this week we have pictures of what the front may look like. This is a pretty aggressive rendering and we definitely like what the designer did with it. ...
      Published on 03-28-2011 07:10 AM
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      We have our first direct comparison of the TT-RS vs. the 1M Coupe. Car and Driver picked the 1M as their car of choice over the TT-RS and the Infiniti. Frankly, the Infiniti didn't belong in the comparison being much heavier and slower than the other two. What is shocking is they time the TT-RS at 12.1@113 through the 1/4 mile which is quicker than the R8 V8 and hitting 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Car and Driver may have picked the 1M, but the TT-RS is what impressed us. ...
      Published on 03-28-2011 06:45 AM
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      Audi has stepped up the plate and donated 1 million Euros to aid those in Japan suffering from the aftermath the terrible earthquake and tsunami. Audi join Mercedes and BMW who have also donated money to help in disaster relief efforts. We commend Audi on stepping up to the plate to help out in a time of need. ...
      Published on 03-27-2011 03:52 PM
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      This is the Project Kahn A5 30 Sport. This is a new body kit that gets its inspiration from the Audi R8 and we think those design cues should stay on the R8. The blacked out rear with R8 style vents just looks weird. The wheels are not exactly our style either but hey, this stuff must sell. ...
      Published on 03-24-2011 11:45 AM
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      More and more details about the upcoming RS6 are coming out. What we know is the V10 is gone and a twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 based on the Bentley Continental GT will be replacing it. Rumors on power are currently 580 horsepower to keep pace with the upcoming F10 BMW M5. The main question is if it will have an automatic or a dual clutch. Another issue would be if it will come to the United States this time around. Check out the rendering below. ...
      Published on 03-23-2011 12:19 AM
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      HPA will be offering a run of 20 serialized turbo kits for 3.2 liter VR6 motors. This will fit the following applications: 2004 and 2008 R32, 04-05 TT, 08-09 TT, 06-09 A3. The basic package will offer around 400 horsepower but can be configured to over 500 horsepower if desired. The HPA Motorsports 20th Anniverssary turbo package will be priced at $9,999, specs below. ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 05:48 PM
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      This car seems to be nearing completion. From the last spy pictures you saw, the front fascia seems to have undergone a change. The motor is the same as previously reported with a 4.0 liter turbo V8 shared with the Bentley Continental GT that is putting out 420 horsepower. Official reveal should be soon. ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 08:26 AM
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      Congratulations to Audi. This is pretty cool, seems there is a Motorsport Engine of the year award. An International panel of over 50 judges selected the Audi turbo diesel V10 as the best Engine in Motorsport. This motor is now retired, seeing its last action at the 2011 Sebring 24 Hours. For those unfamiliar with the motor, it is a 5.5 liter twin turbo V12 diesel producing around 700 horsepower and well deserving of this award. Congrats to Audi! ...
      Published on 03-21-2011 03:42 AM
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      Audi believed it would win the Sebring 12 hours but things did not exactly go that way. Early in the race, the #1 car suffered two punctures in quick succession. The second car suffered a collision which ended its chances at taking the win (video below). Team racing Boss Dr Wolfgang Ullrich stated, "Today we had the performance to get on the highest spot of the podium. But unfortunately we had problems with both cars we could not really influence. The team afterwards simply tried to make the best of it." ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 09:57 PM
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      Elite Motorsports did a 93 octane APR tune on a B8 S4 they had in the shop. They did not get a baseline but B8 S4's tend to put down in the ~320 all wheel horsepower range stock on a dynojet. With the tune, the car hit 357 whp so gains of a little over 30 at all four wheels. Definitely nice, but we have another set of results on a Mustang which show much larger gains. We are guessing that is due to the exhaust on the car and the calibration of this Dyno Dynamics whose correction factor we do not know. ...
      Published on 03-19-2011 03:55 AM
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      The German publication AutoZeitung released a rendering and specifications for the upcoming Audi S8. The rendering itself is average at best somewhat marred by their watermark right through the middle. Still, it gives you somewhat of an idea as to what it will look like. As we reported previously, the S8 will have a twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 putting out about 518 horsepower. ...
      Published on 03-18-2011 03:21 AM
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      Autoweek is reporting that development started on a performance crossover SUV aimed squarely at the X6. Unlike the X6 when it launched, this will be a 5 seater. It will most likely be based on the Porsche Cayenne platform which has us intrigued. Oh, and an RS Q6 model may be coming which will be designed to compete with the X6 M using the new 4.0 turbo V8. Hey, bring it on. ...
      Published on 03-16-2011 11:51 PM
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      Good news, the Audi R8 GT is coming to the US. The bad news? Only 99 are coming and at over $196,800 a pop. The car has the V10 5.2 FSI it shares with the Gallardo but in a higher state of tune of 560 horsepower vs. the regular V10 R8's. It is 180 pounds lighter thanks to the various lightweight parts. It is all wheel drive not rear wheel drive as some speculated and seems to be R-tronic only. Yes, we want one. ...
      Published on 03-15-2011 08:23 PM
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      APR put the video up of the Stage III Supercharged RS4 making it's record 11.8 @ 122 mph 1/4 mile pass. Additional details on the run are that the car had an aftermarket racing clutch and a coilover suspension system. Density Altitude for the pass was up around 1000 feet and the vehicle weight with driver was 4014 pounds. Congratulations again to APR! ...

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