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      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. ...
      Published on 03-30-2011 07:11 PM
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      Vorsteiner has released their diffuser for the Audi R8 V10. This is a carbon fiber piece using pre preg autoclave twill carbon fiber construction. It is a replacement for the OEM diffuser and mounts in the factory mounting points. No word on price, but it is a nice looking piece. ...
      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. ...

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