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Audi and Thjnk Ad Agency Toy with TESLA

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Audi News

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You may not know of Thjnk, but if you read this website then you’ve seen their work. The German ad agency were the minds behind the ‘Welcome Challenges’ video that welcomed Porsche back to Le Mans with a video featuring Dindo Capello and giant smokey R18 burnouts. Seems they’re not at a loss for sass following the hard-fought Le Mans victory and have now “welcomed” electric car manufacturer to their new home in Jungfernstieg with a snarky billboard featuring the A3 e-tron. More…

André Lotterer on F1: “Audi R18 Faster in the Corners” plus When to Watch

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Motorsport

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As most already know, Audi Sport factory driver and reigning Le Mans winner André Lotterer will compete in the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix this weekend at Spa at the wheel of the #45 Caterham F1 car. Initial practices have taken place and with Lotterer now having logged time in the car, he’s already relaying his first impressions. More…

Background on André Lotterer, Caterham F1 and the Audi Association

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport factory driver and three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer will see his F1 competition debut this weekend as a guest driver for Caterham F1 at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The news came as a bit of a shock to many fans, so we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the background and how this likely came to be. More…

Audi Airomorph Design Study is Eric Kim’s Art Center Senior Thesis

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Design Motorsport

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Imagining the future of motorsport is always a fascinating consideration. Technology on the track today can lead to cars on the the road in several years. So where will motorsport be by then? One theory comes in the form of designer Eric Kim’s senior thesis for the Art Center College of Design… the Audi Airomorph design study. More…

Alcantara & Leather Wrapped TT RS Center Console by Neidfaktor

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Neidfaktor in Hamburg, Germany continues to impress us with their tailored creations for Audi models. One of their latest is this Alcantara and leather wrapped center console for the Audi TT RS (and TT, and TTS). With accenting double-stitching, it’s a creative and high-quality new way to consider this central element to the TT’s interior.
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Find of the Day: D3 Audi S8 V10 with Audi Exclusive Interior

posted by on 22 August 2014 in In Market

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American connoisseurs of tailored Audi Exclusive builds can tell you that North American offerings of these from-the-factory customs are usually limited to exterior paint. There are exceptions though, usually limited to R8, RS 7 and also the A8/S8 range. Case in point is one of the latter – a Daytona Grey example rife with interior upgrades including red leather, piano black inlays and factory-equipped screens in the seat backs. More…

Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Her Triple Black Audi Q7 S line

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Audi News

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She may be standing next to a Mercedes-Benz in her promo shot from Transformers: Dark of the Moon seen above, but actress and Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely seems to prefer a different German brand in real life. She’s been spotted by numerous publications driving a black Q7 S line with black optics. More…

Spied: Audi A5 B9 Test Mule Spied at The Nurburgring

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Earlier today we reported on a B9 Audi A4 test mule spied testing by our photographer sources. It seems early chassis testing has commenced for even more of the range than that though, as MotorAuthority has also published photos of a B9 Audi A5 mule testing at the Nurburgring. More…

Spied: B9 Audi A4 Prototype Including Interior Shots

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Our spy photographer contacts caught up with an interesting Audi test mule this week. Quite obviously, this is an early chassis tester for the upcoming B9-generation A4 based on the evolution of the MLB architecture (a.k.a. MLB evo).
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Find of the Day: Sprint Blue C5 “Olympic” allroad

posted by on 21 August 2014 in In Market

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Back in 2002, Audi built a limited run of just 10 allroads to act as support vehicles for the German Ski Federation. The Winter Olympics were held in Salt Lake City, UT that year and thus the cars were built to U.S. spec and then sold off via Audi of America’s dealer network following the games. Though rare, the cars are out there and pop up from time to time. Such is the case of this 153,000 mile example we’ve found selling for $6995 in Montclair, CA.
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Gallery: Audi TT Mk3, UK Spec

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Jessica Alba Picks up Blacked Out Audi A8 TDI

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Audi Driver

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When it comes to our car-spotting amongst the famous series dubbed ‘Audi Driver’, Jessica Alba is a repeat player. It appears the actress and business owner recently swapped her previous Audi Q7 for a blacked-out Audi A8 TDI. More…