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2015 Geneva Motor Show: Event Index

by on 4 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Follow along with our ongoing coverage of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. More…

Project Audi A3 Sedan: Air Lift Performance Suspension

by on 2 March 2015 in Project A3 Sedan

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Low, stanced, dropped, bagged, aired out, and slammed are all terms used to describe the trend of air suspensions gaining popularity in the European car segment. Getting a car to sit really low has never been as popular as it is now in the tuning scene. Once a thing more for low-riders or mini trucks, the art of getting a car to sit as close to the ground is now quite commonplace at any given car show, fitted to cars like VWs, BMWs, Mercedes and, yes, Audi models. More…

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…

Project B85 allroad: Winterization with Wheels, Winter Tires & More

by on 20 February 2015 in Project B85 allroad

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It’s probably fair to say that anyone entering a record-setting winter may have an unfair advantage when equipped with an Audi A4 allroad quattro like our Project B85. If it’s not already, augmenting the allroad with the proper equipment to further deal with the frigid weather we’re experiencing in the northeast will solidify its “unfair” status. Beware polar vortex, we are not afraid… especially thanks to great new additions from Audi and Michelin. More…

Project A3 Sedan: Billy Boat Performance Exhaust

by on 18 February 2015 in Project A3 Sedan

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There’s no doubt that the automotive enthusiast world is a large one, with so many segments, so many car cultures and the many companies that cater to them. Given this, it is a pleasure sometimes to reconnect with which you are already familiar, even better when they’re in your “back yard”. More…

Project OE A3: APR Stage 1 ECU Tune

by on 9 February 2015 in Project OE A3

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“There’s no replacement for displacement.” Once a truism of automotive performance, the modern era of turbocharging and direct injection have rendered that statement more of an untruism. Take, for example, Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine like the one in our A3 2.0 TFSI. No, it may not be as powerful as 5.2 FSI of an Audi […] More…

Project B8.5 allroad: Introduction

by on 6 February 2015 in Project B85 allroad Project Cars & Builds

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Ask anyone who’s not an Audi enthusiast to explain it and they likely can’t. To the uninitiated, today’s Audi allroad (A4 allroad to Europe) is the unexpected enthusiast’s car. Those familiar with the brand though… they know better. That’s where this car comes in.
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Driven: 2015 Audi TT 2.0 TDI ultra S line

by on 5 February 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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You can thank the regulation divide between America and the EU for reasons cars like the one you see here would never make the cut in the U.S. market. Whether it is protectionist, politics or simply ego, America and Europe can’t really seem to get aligned on rules and regulations that apply to car production and certification. As a result, quirky cars like a diesel-powered TT coupé with manual transmission simply remain too niche and too obscure to be worth federalizing. More…

Project B85 allroad: Series Index

by on 5 February 2015 in Project B85 allroad

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Follow along with our ongoing project build based on this 2014 Audi A4 allroad. More…

Project OE A3: VMR Wheels & Michelin Pilot Alpin Winter Tires

by on 2 February 2015 in Project OE A3

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Winter tires. If you live in a snowy climate and you haven’t made the investment then you’re missing out. If you have, you’ll likely never go back. Chalk us up to the latter, never really having much of a problem with all-season tires until we ponied up and got a set of winters. The game […] More…

Project S7: Smiling Pretty for Si Gray’s Camera

by on 20 January 2015 in Project S7

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When last we left Project S7, the car was on a rapid path of evolution ahead of its showing at the 2014 SEMA Show. We covered a lot of ground in a short time, so we’re taking a breather with the build-up. In the meantime, the car’s been making rounds having its picture taken. More…

2015 North American International Auto Show: Series Index

by on 15 January 2015 in 2015 North American International Auto Show Events Coverage

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Ongoing coverage of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. More…