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New ‘Pieces of Silver’ Historical Novel Set within Cockpit of Auto Union Silver Arrows

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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There’ve been many books based on the Silver Arrow era of racing. The time period saw the some of the fastest, technologically advanced and most dangerous racing careen head-on with the geo-political turmoil of World War II. Many a non-fiction historical book has been written about the era, though ‘Pieces of Silver’ goes a bit […] More…

Audi and Blipshift Team for R8 competition T-Shirt Contest

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Audi News

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Following surprise confirmation today of what looks to be a U.S.-only R8 competition model set for debut at the L.A. Auto Show, Audi of America also announced a unique T-shirt contest. In order to make it happen, Audi has teamed with online automotive T-shirt entity Blipshift.com and you could be the designer. More…

Video: Fastest RS 7 in the World with 10.1 Second Quarter Mile

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Video

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There’s no doubt that the 4.0 TFSI-powered Audi RS 6 and RS 7 duo have been re-establishing Audi’s RS-cars as automobiles with super car performance in the form of a family hauler. Case in point is this Russian Audi RS 7 from SMP Racing… not just fast for an RS 6 or RS 7, but the world’s fastest RS 7… period. More…

Audi R8 competition Limited Edition Confirmed for Los Angeles Auto Show

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Audi News

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Audi of America revealed today that it would reveal a limited edition performance-oriented 2015 R8 competition at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Following in the vein of the Audi R8 GT and the European market R8 LMX, the R8 competition pairs the power of 570 hp and a healthy dose of matte carbon fiber kit. More…

Project OE A3: Suspension, Wheels & Tires

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Project OE A3

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The thing about starting with a somewhat basic car like our silver Audi A3 is that visual changes have so much more of an effect. Upgrading wheels and suspension on an Audi S or RS model and you’ll make a change. Make the same upgrades to a run-of-the-mill A-car and, well, you trigger a revolution. […] More…

WEC: World Endurance Championship Visits China, Audi’s Largest Market

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Motorsport

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Final sprint in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) China is Audi’s largest sales market Audi victorious in 6-hour race at Shanghai a year ago The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is wound up to a high pitch. Within the space of three weeks, sports car fans have been thrilled by the lead in the manufacturers’ […] More…

New Audi RS 3 Grille Available Before New Audi RS 3!

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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We love the UK tuning market for reasons like what you see here. Even before Audi has already released the latest RS 3, UK parts purveyors like xenonzUK are already preparing to sell some very convincing grilles in order to let you dress up your A3 or S3 like the RS version.
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Rumor: AutoBild Says Audi to Build Sport quattro Production Car

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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You may recall the various concept cars Audi has built in order to reprise the original Sport quattro model. It seemed obvious that Ingolstadt was keen on the idea, and as such it may not be so surprising that they’re apparently prepping to bring a production next-generation Sport quattro to reality.
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New Audi TT and TTS German Market Configurators Now Live

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Audi News

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A signal that the Audi TT and TTS are up for order in Europe is the activation of the Audi.de web configurator. Thus far, this only includes the TT and TTS coupes, though the configurator for Roadster models looks poised to go active soon.
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Audi TT Wins German Design Award

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Audi News

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First place for a design icon: The new Audi TT* has driven to victory in the “Transportation and Public Design” category of the “German Design Awards.” In the same category, the premium brand received a “Special Mention” for the Audi S3 Cabriolet*, Audi A8* and the Audi TT quattro sport concept car. The German Design Award is sponsored by the German Design Council – the award is considered one of the most prestigious in the industry. The jury was made up of design experts from a number of disciplines. The awards will be presented in February 2015 in Frankfurt. More…

Audi Sport Responds to F1 Rumors on Facebook

posted by on 25 October 2014 in Motorsport

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Yesterday, a most recent and detailed rumor published by AutoExpress of Audi Sport plans to enter F1 racing in 2016 arrival in F1 lit up the internet. As the story goes, Audi would leave WEC and DTM racing at the end of 2015, opening up budget for a run at F1. The idea, if true, would mean a gargantuan shakeup for Audi teams and Audi motorsport enthusiasts.
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Latest Audi F1 Rumor More Detailed and Likely More Legit than Before

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Motorsport

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A rumor centering out of AutoExpress suggests big changes are afoot at Audi Sport. If true, the story signals an Audi Sport departure from LMP1 sportscar racing and also the DTM in favor of F1. Audi’s supposed recent hiring of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali as potential successor to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich also weighs into the plan.
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