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      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. ...
      Published on 02-28-2011 09:00 AM
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      MTM has built a new twin turbo R8 package. They manage to get 777 horsepower out of the V10. The motor is build and displacement is reduced from 5.2 liter to 4.9 likely to reinforce the block with material. Impressive? Maybe, if the entire package did not go for around 400,000 euro and US tuners were not getting far more power for far less money. Top speed is claimed to be around 217 miles per hour. Just so everyone notices you going fast the car has been decked out in a chrome finish. To be honest, we feel the Underground Racing and Heffner twin turbo R8's are much better options but nice to see another turbo R8. ...
      Published on 02-28-2011 05:00 AM
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      We just got a hold of these new renderings of the Audi S6. The renderings are so well done we weren't sure if we were looking at the real thing or not at first. We know the Audi S6 is coming and know it will have the singe turbo 4.0 liter V8 with 408 horsepower as the Russian leak we reported on earlier stated. The only we do don't know thus far is what it will look like but we would not surprised if it turned up looking exactly like these renderings. ...
      Published on 02-27-2011 02:27 PM
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      Various sites are reporting that during a technology presentation at the Audi plant in Neckersulm, Germany that some of the senior Audi officials teased an upcoming R8 that will feature lightweight components. Audi would not allow any cameras into the presentation so the photos you see here are what Audi gave the journalists. The white R8 you see is believed to be the project NF prototype. ...
      Published on 02-27-2011 05:00 AM
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      IBherdesign has released their widebody kit for the Q7. The Portuguese tuner calls this the "Czar Wide" kit. You can see it here in a matte black finish with the pieces painted. The unpainted pieces show exactly what is changed. That is the front and rear fenders, side skirts, rear spoiler, front bumper, and the rear bumper. 22 inch wheels are added to fill the new arches. Overall, we like it and the kit is well executed. ...
      Published on 02-26-2011 12:53 PM
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      APR has released their SC kit for the Audi S5. The price is $13k which is about in the range of what SC kits are going for these for high compression V8 Euro sport sedans. The gains are pretty good with a jump of 142 horsepower at all 4 wheels for a total of 418 wheel vs. the stock 276. Considering E92 M3's can get just under 400 whp with bolt on's and 600 whp with an SC, this definitely makes the S5 stronger but it certainly isn't too strong of a performance platform. Still, great to see an option for the S5 4.2 FSI V8 guys. ...
      Published on 02-25-2011 01:48 PM
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      My friend and I got a chance to do a few pulls during a meet last weekend.. Both cars have exhaust valves. We did several pulls, 2 of which I got on video clearly. Each time were about dead even, nobody really gained. This is a bit of a shock to the Audi community as well as myself. However, the numbers behind each car don't exactly put the S5 ahead by much at all. ...
      Published on 02-25-2011 08:32 AM
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      We thought this was pretty cool and hope it pushes Audi to make the Quattro Concept. AutoCar got to spend some time with this special A5. How is it different? It is built off a custom aluminum chassis with aluminum body pieces and a CFRP hood and trunk. It weighs only 3,000 pounds about 700 pounds less than the standard V6 A5. The TT-RS motor is tweaked to put out 400 horsepower. This car is intended to show what the Quattro Concept would drive like if it were to be produced and AutoCar states it is the best handling Audi they have ever it driven... it just might convince the board to give the green light. ...
      Published on 02-24-2011 05:32 AM
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      These RS A5 rumors don't want to settle down which is fine with us. Last week we showed you a rendering of the front of the RS Q5. This time we get the back of it done by Acerbus. Is it going to come? We don't know, but the rumors of a 408 hp supercharged RS Q5 based on the 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 continue. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 10:00 PM
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      This is one of the Autocar quick 90 second review which definitely keep up with our attention spans. Some quick notes, they state the steering is a bit vague. Additionally, they seem to believe one should go with the traditional steel spring suspension setup over the air suspension option and would agree with this especially for enthusiasts who might want to add an aftermarket coil-over later. We do disagree that one should opt for the diesel, the 3.0 TFSI is our choice especially with its ability to be tuned. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 10:31 AM
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      This is the type of thing we like to see. APR has posted their own graphs but they tend to do them in crank horsepower which is, well, pretty annoying. A customer took his car for before and after dyno pulls on a Mustang and went from 297 awhp to 361 awhp with tune only. Impressive? Yes. The car in question is a 2011 Audi S4 with a custom Milltek exhaust and the APR 93 octane tune. ...

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