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      Published on 06-11-2012 03:03 PM
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      We have never heard of XXX-Performance before. We doubt we will hear much from them again. It is not so much that the neon green paint is bad but the wheels that go with it simply do not belong on a V10 R8. Beyond the paint, wheels, and lowering the car they also claim to tune it to 641 horses. There is no dyno to accompany it or any performance numbers to substantiate the claim. Is the car different? Sure, but not for good reasons. We hope the German tuner offers some classier options in the future. ...
      Published on 06-08-2012 02:58 PM
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      This one has us scratching our heads. How in the world can the Audi S6 be better than the new M5 or E63 AMG? What does that say about the upcoming RS6, this is already game over? Maybe it is. The M5 finished in last place. The M5 historically being a car that was untouchable and simply the best of the best. BMW falling this far is a statement in of itself is a major publication can seriously pick a car as over-matched on paper as the Audi S6 over it. ...
      Published on 06-03-2012 08:34 PM
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      Congratulations to Audi who pulled off the victory this weekend in Spielberg at the Red Bull Ring. Edoardo Mortara took home the victory for Audi Team Rosberg. Mercedes and BMW both made the podium as well with Martin Tomczyk finishing in second for BMW and Gary Paffett finishign in third for Mercedes. This was an exciting race with a lot of overtaking place. Audi now moves into second place in the Manufacturer Championship with Mercedes in first and BMW in third. The next race is in 27 days at the Norisring on July 1st. ...
      Published on 06-02-2012 11:56 PM
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      In a bit of a surprising move the Audi North America CEO Johan De Nysschen resigned after nearly 20 years with the company. Apparently the move was made ahead of a more aggressive overhaul that is going to take place in the executive ranks of the VW Group who wants more aggressive action against BMW. We are still waiting on official word from Audi but De Nysschen left stating the following, “These have truly been the best years of my life, and I know the best years for Audi still lie ahead. It is a magnificent company, a magnificent brand and I shall watch the continued progress of the four rings with interest and envy.” ...
      Published on 06-01-2012 02:50 AM
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      The new Audi S3 is coming and is said to be getting the new 2.0 motor the EA888. Horsepower figures are said to be at the 276 mark which is a bit less than what the M135i and A25 AMG will be packing. It will likely take an RS3 to match up or supersede those models. Still, the car offers good power and great looks. Despite the model being 22mm longer, 21mm taller, and 201mm wider it is expected to weigh 176 pounds less than the outgoing model. Now that is progress! Expect the official reveal shortly. ...
      Published on 05-26-2012 07:49 PM
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      Audi made an amazing documentary called Truth in 24 released in 2009 highlighting the preparation for the 24 Hours of Lemans in 2008. This is the sequel appropriately titled Truth in 24 II. The sequel features Audi's 10th Le Mans victory coming last year in 2011. The 2011 race was tumultuous and emotional with two of the Audi cars retiring due to incredible accidents. Audi of America uploaded the full documentary to their YouTube account and it is well worth watching for any automotive enthusiast or Motorsport fan. Thank you Audi, check out the documentary below which captures all the ups and downs ultimately culminating with the triumph of victory. ...
      Published on 05-25-2012 04:42 AM
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      The Audi A7 is a very stylish 4 door coupe designed to take on the Mercedes CLS and BMW Gran Sport. There really is no need for an A7 wagon but Theophilus Chin decided to render one anyway to show us what it would look like. The A7 with its sloping rear already mimicks wagon proportions somewhat so it certainly looks natural this way. With A6 and A4 wagons, this model would be completely redundant. Still, Audi is obsessed with wagons/avants and Mercedes is working on a CLS wagon so never say never. ...
      Published on 05-23-2012 12:11 AM
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      The R8 will get a facelift later this year for the 2013 year model. The changes are small with the LED headlights getting a revision as well as the grille. The rear will be changed to mirror the R8 GT exhaust tips. The rear lights will also be getting a change. The cosmetic updates are fine but the main thing we want to see is for the car to get a dual clutch transmission finally and a horsepower bump on the V8 to match the new RS4 and RS5 with 450 horsepower. The V10 is also expected to get an increase thanks to software changes. ...
      Published on 05-21-2012 05:30 AM
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      Congratulations to Audi whose R8 LMS Ultra GT3 race cars finished the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hour race in first and second place. This is Audi's first overall victory in the Nurburgring 24 Hour race. The pole setting BMW Z4 GT3 unfortunately had a driveshaft failure costing over 6 laps before it was fixed. The sister BMW Z4 GT3 car had gearbox issues which cost the car its lead. This left the door open for Audi who capitalized in a hard fought race. ...
      Published on 05-16-2012 07:43 PM
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      If you do not know what Group B is (how can you not?) please do a quick search on YouTube and watch videos of the rally cars (we picked one for you below) that were deemed too fast and dangerous to be raced. Now, Audi had one of the most badass vehicles in all of Group B with their S1 Quattro rally car. We will get to see the legend back in action in August with the Michelin Group B five venue rally event taking place in England. ...
      Published on 05-15-2012 01:13 AM
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      We will not be getting a B8 RS4 in the United States which has come to be the standard when releases an avant only model. They skipped us over on the B5 RS4 since that was a wagon and we are getting skipped over on the B8 RS4 since it also is a wagon. A shame the US market has not been able to warm to the idea as a 450 horsepower 4.2 liter V8 revving to 8250 with a dual clutch gearbox and quattro sure would be more fun than an SUV especially in winter climates. Check out the video below. ...
      Published on 05-08-2012 03:41 AM
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      The ECU's in the V10 R8's have made tuning the twin turbo setups difficult as it was not as simple as just bolting on what was already available for the Gallardo which shares the same motor. Development has progressed steadily and here we have a dyno video from Heffner at just 7 psi from the two Garrett GT35R turbos. The car puts down a respectably 730 wheel horsepower on stock internals up 272 wheel horsepower from the baseline of 458 to all four wheels with a Stasis exhaust. Impressive and just the beginning for the V10 R8's. ...
      Published on 05-07-2012 09:37 PM
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      It does not get any more dominating than this. Talk about showing the world you mean business, a 1-2-3-4 clean sweep for Audi at the 6 hour endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps. The E-tron hybrid R18's were dominating as well finishing in 2nd and 4th. This goes to show they are the real deal and hold up in an endurance race. A 6 hour race however is not quite the same as the 24 Hours of Le Mans but this does prove the E-tron cars are going to be ready to compete when the big show rolls around in June. ...
      Published on 05-06-2012 04:31 AM
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      Here is an awesome TT-RS build from AWE-Tuning. This build is displayed well with photos of all the parts involved as well as before and after dyno's. AWE Tuning chose GIAC software boosting the power from 323 at the wheels to 351. Keep in mind the baseline is with AWE Tuning cat delete pipes, exhaust, and their front mount intercooler (FMIC). Dyno graphs, photos, and details are all below. ...
      Published on 05-05-2012 10:22 PM
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      The Audi 5.2 liter V10 in the R8 is an amazing sounding motor. However, for street use, it needs to be muffled obviously. Race vehicles do not have the same restrictions and when uncorked the V10 simply sounds magical. Case and point, the APR Grand-AM V10 R8. APR had this car delivered earlier in the year and has been fielding a Grand-Am team which is impressive to say the least. Watch the onboard video below. It is music to car guys ears. ...

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