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New “Mechanics” TV Spot from Audi Deutschland Promotes Factory Service with World War Z Like Effects

by on 28 February 2015 in Audi News

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Audi Deutschland has released a new TV spot entitled Mechanics that promotes factory dealer service for your Audi. And, while that may seem like a relatively boring topic, monumental effects harkening Brad Pitt’s World War Z zombie movie work to make it a bit more attention-grabbing.
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Neidfaktor Shooting Star Project is One Finely Tailored Audi S3

by on 27 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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One of the things we love about Audi Exclusive is the tailored aspect. Much like a fine suit, Audi’s in-house craftsmen at quattro GmbH can build you something bespoke that will suit your needs. Alas, we can’t all have ordered a one-of-one new Audi from the factory though, and that’s where firms like Neidfaktor come in. To that end, this S3 Shooting Star project is a very good example.
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#FotoshopFriday: X-Tomi Design Chops Top from New Audi R8

by on 27 February 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’re just over 24 hours since Audi dropped their initial photos of the new R8 coupé and the car isn’t due to see a show stand before next week. Even still, X-tomi Design has already begun rendering other variations of the car… namely the R8 Spyder.
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New Video & More Photos Offer Better View of New Audi R8

by on 27 February 2015 in Audi News

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Audi dropped their first photos and details of the new R8 yesterday, and today has followed that up with even more content. Among this mix of media and information is a short video trailer and also a fair share of marketing photos depicting the R8 V10 and V10 plus models in both grey and red. More…

Find of the Day: 1954 Auto Union DKW Michaux Spider Prototype

by on 26 February 2015 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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For today’s find of the day, we’re turning to Europe where one reader has alerted us to an incredibly unique 1950s era Auto Union – DKW based sportscar we’re dubbing the Micheaux Spider. It appears to be one of a kind and is currently for sale at The Stolze Collection in the Netherlands.
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Retrospective: 1996 Audi S6 plus

by on 26 February 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

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Back in the 1990s, Audi had assembled their own internal skunkworks and incorporated at its own entity. quattro GmbH was born, and with it came the first in a line of the highest performance and highly tailored Audi exclusive vehicles. First out of the gate, after a restoration of a Sport quattro for a wealthy client, was the development of the S6 plus that hit the market in 1996. More…

New Audi TT Scores Four Stars on Euro NCAP Crash Tests (with Video)

by on 26 February 2015 in Audi News

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Not only good-looking, great handling and technology laden, it turns out the new Audi TT coupe is also quite safe. Several examples of the car were recently subjected to the full round of the Euro NCAP crash testing and came off with a top score of four stars overall. More…

New Deval Carbon Fiber Rear Valance for A6 and S6 via EuroGear USA

by on 26 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Heads up for C7 A6 and S6 owners obsessed with carbon fiber. EuroGearUSA is introducing their latest offering, a carbon fiber rear valance with quad tips for a cool $1050. More…

Is This New Audi R8 Image that Surfaced on MotorPasion Real or Fake?

by on 25 February 2015 in Audi News

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So a new R8 image has surfaced, and many are questioning whether it is real. While we think it’s close and photos could drop any day now, we’re leaning toward it being a fake..
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Design Focus: Audi prologue Avant concept

by on 25 February 2015 in Design

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Audi dropped photos and details about its upcoming prologue Avant concept due to drop next week in Geneva. In line with that come a wave of new design drawings released earlier this morning. More…

Revealed: Audi prologue Avant concept

by on 24 February 2015 in Audi News

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New interpretation of the Avant philosophy Groundbreaking infotainment architecture and entertainment concept High-performance hybrid drive with 455 hp and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high end technologies: The Audi prologue Avant show car with its stretched roof which the brand is presenting at the Geneva Motor […] More…

WEC: Three Friends in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

by on 24 February 2015 in Audi News

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Ingolstadt, GERMANY – Audi’s Le Mans program has been in existence since 1999 and during this period there have been numerous successful driver teams competing in unchanged line-ups for many years. The three Le Mans winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are by now ranking in second place of this list. Putting together driver pairings […] More…