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      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! ...
      Published on 03-14-2011 03:04 AM
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      First, congratulations to APR. They set a new 1/4 mile record for the B7 RS4 using their supercharger kit. The car ran 11.838 @ 122.41 on pump gas, 93 octane. Even more impressive is it was done on the stock exhaust, on the stock wheels, with the stock street tires. The rear seats were pulled but other than the SC basically a stock car on pump gas. Weather was in the 70's so not even favorable conditions. This has more in it, once again, congratulations APR. ...
      Published on 03-13-2011 12:58 AM
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      Audi of America boss Johan de Nysschen successfully lobbied the higher ups in Germany to convince them to build the A3 sedan. The reason for it is that he feels the A4 has grown in size and there is a market in the United States and China for the sedan as both of these markets prefer sedans. The production car won't have the retracting door handles or the 400 horsepower inline-5 turbo. We are hoping an RS3 version comes that is exactly like the concept. ...
      Published on 03-11-2011 10:11 PM
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      Normally this first drive videos are rather boring but this one is well done by MotorTrend. The video delves into the motor choices for the USA as well as the transmissions. Motortrend highlights that the USA will not be getting a dual clutch transmission to go with the supercharged 3.0 TFSI 6 cylinder. Additonally, that the 2.0t base motor will be mated for a front wheel drive CVT. They also highlight the various technological aspects, definitely worth watching. ...
      Published on 03-09-2011 10:06 PM
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      TheophilusChin has done some renderings of the next generation A3 based on the A3 sedan concept that was shown in Geneva. The headlights are obviously taken directly from that and the inspiration can be seen in the taillights as well. We like the rendering and hope the next generation looks something like this, check out the video of how it was done below. What we really want though is for them to produce the sedan concept. ...
      Published on 03-09-2011 01:00 PM
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      Diesel sales have been exceptionally strong for Audi. The A3 and Q7 in particular have Audi of America president Johan de Nysschen declaring that the United States diesel market will expand the include the A8, A6, and Q5 in approximately 24 months. Now 2 years is not exactly a rapid change but definitely is progress on the diesel front for the United States. All this extra production is likely to lead to an Audi factory in the United States which is likely what will account for the delay. ...
      Published on 03-09-2011 05:00 AM
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      Not too long ago this would have been science fiction. With an Ipad or Android phone APR will have EMCS software available for download. This will work much in same fashion as how you used to switch maps with the cruise control stalk. It doesn't end there, it will allow you to record logs to your phone, check/clear codes, have electronic gauges, and record performance measurements. Awesomeness. ...
      Published on 03-08-2011 11:25 PM
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      ETKA is the Volkswagen Group's parts database. Remember when the leak confirming the motors for the new S6 and S8 along with their horsepower figures hit the web? Well, it would seem the same Russian group responsible has struck again this time revealing the 360 horsepower TT-RS Plus in the system. It would seem full details should be released around May. Will it come to the US? Stay tuned. ...
      Published on 03-08-2011 07:43 AM
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      MotorAuthority caught the new Audi S6 out and about without any camoflauge. We have to think this is just about how the final product will look with the more aggressive front as well as the quad exhaust. The car will have the 4.0 liter turbo V8 motor putting out horsepower in the low 400's as previously reported. We would expect the official unveil to come very, very soon. ...
      Published on 03-06-2011 09:01 PM
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      We have heard this rumor about the Audi R5 before. It was supposed to be a mid-engine car based on the e-tron concept but latest details seem to be showing a front engine 2 seat sports car. The car strikes as similar to the Quattro concept and this may be how Audi intends to bring that vision forward. If this does turn out to be true and in motion expect a lightweight 2 seat AWD sports car with over 400 horsepower from the TT-RS inline 5. ...
      Published on 03-04-2011 05:00 AM
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      When the new A8 was released, we all knew an S8 model was going to follow shortly. We can see that model here spotted in a final testing phase with basically no disguise. The quad pipes in back give it away as well as the testing gear attached to it. As we reported last month, the S8 will get a twin turbo 4.0 V8 with about 520 horsepower. This should make it a nice rival for the Mercedes S63 AMG as well as the Alpina B7. ...
      Published on 03-03-2011 05:00 AM
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      ABT Sportline showed off their R8 offering at the Geneva car show. In both cars the V10 gets boosted to 620 horsepower through tuning and a full exhaust system. The GT R is the coupe and the GT S is the spyder. Both get similar body kits with carbon accents as well as a set of 19 or 20 inch ABT wheels. The GT R is 220 pounds lighter than the stock coupe and only limited to 25 units. Custom interior options are also available as the color matched GT S shows. ...
      Published on 03-02-2011 05:00 AM
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      Underground Racing's Tuner has announced that UGR is wrapping up the first V10 Twin Turbo R8. They are expecting 1000 whp on pump gas which is just stupid power, stupid good. This is the Stage 3 and specifications will be out soon. This being Stage 3 and 1000 whp on pump this means built motor. Pricing should be inline with the the Gallardo V10 built motor setups. Tuning is done by John Reed through a Motec standalone. ...
      Published on 03-01-2011 02:00 PM
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      Here we have the actual concept car which Audi revealed at the Geneva show. As stated earlier, it has a tuned 2.5 liter turbo 5 cylinder under the hood out of the TT-RS putting out 408 horsepower. Torque is rated at 368 pound-feet. The car sends the power to the ground through a 7 speed DSG and 0-60 is claimed to be 4.1 seconds. This is the closest thing we have seen from Audi to being a proper successor to the B5 S4. Audi, build it, they will come. ...
      Published on 03-01-2011 05:00 AM
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      OSIR Design has released a bevy of carbon parts for the TT-RS. These include exterior, interior, and engine bay components. The carbon hood is obviously the most noticeable along with the wing. A front lip and rear diffuser are also available in carbon. Carbon fenders with vents can be ordered although we would stay away from those. For the interior they have door trim and shifter trim carbon pieces. Carbon components for the engine cover are also available. ...

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