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Facebook Co-Founder Leads $14M Funding Round for Audi-Renting Silvercar

posted by on 9 October 2014 in Industry News

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As co-founder of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin has already reached billionaire status. What to do next? It seems the answer airport car rental firm SilverCar, the very same that will rent you any car you want so long as it is a silver Audi A4 sedan. Forbes is reporting that Saverin and his investment firm Velos Partners has led a $14 million Series B round of investment in the Austin, TX-based car rental company. More…

Why this Ducati-Powered Mid-Engine Volkswagen Should Spawn an Audi

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Events News Industry News

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It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be super frugal and thus far from sporting. Then […] More…

Former quattro GmbH Boss Franciscus van Meel Confirmed as Chief of BMW M GmbH

posted by on 24 September 2014 in Industry News

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Following a surprise move earlier this year that saw quattro GmbH boss Franciscus van Meel announced as transferring to Audi China, rumors began to swirl that the up-and-comer may have departed for a post at BMW. Turns out the rumors were true, as BMW’s German language press office in Munich has confirmed van Meel’s move to take the role of head of BMW M GmbH. More…

Petition to Kill the “25 Year Rule” For Vehicle Importation Pops Up on White House Website

posted by on 7 August 2014 in Industry News

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Let me state the obvious- The 25 Year Vehicle Importation rule is excessive and unnecessary. Now that we’re all in agreement, our friends at Petrolicious have decided to do something about it.  By creating a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, Petrolicious hopes to change the importation law to allow vehicles that are just 15 years old to be imported […] More…

Audi A8 Least Hackable Say Experts

posted by on 4 August 2014 in Industry News

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With all of the electronic control modules in a modern car, not to mention wireless connectivity, you wouldn’t be the first to ever wonder about the susceptibility to hacking of your car. Interestingly then, the Audi A8 was named in a new study by noted researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek studying vehicle vulnerability that will be presented this week at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. More…

Silvercar’s All-Audi A4 Car Rental Service Set to Launch at Denver International Airport

posted by on 4 August 2014 in Industry News

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Silvercar, the all-Audi airport car rental service, begins taking reservations at Denver International Airport today. The company will introduce a first-of-its-kind car rental operation at DIA on Monday, August 11th. Denver marks Silvercar’s 8th airport location nationwide and its third market opening in just three months. More…

FourWord: /DRIVE Returns, Goes with Subscription Service

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Industry News

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The YouTube-based /DRIVE automotive video channel has been on a hiatus, and if you’re anything like us then you’ve been eagerly awaiting its return. Well, in that regard, there’s good news and some come-to-reckoning news. First, it’s back. Second, it needs to make money in order to remain and as such the feature-length content will now be offered via a subscription service called /DRIVE+.
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Road America Unveils Plans for new Thunder Village

posted by on 1 May 2014 in Industry News

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Many of today’s modern racetracks have everything the average racing enthusiast is looking for including new concession choices, entertainment venues, new corporate suites and even active garage areas where fans can watch their favorite teams and drivers or grab an occasional autograph. What most racetracks don’t typically offer, however, are dedicated […] More…

Former Audi Development Boss Wolfgang Dürheimer Lands at Bentley Helm

posted by on 15 April 2014 in Industry News

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In a rather surprise move mid-way through last year, Audi ousted Wolfgang Dürheimer as head of development. The German executive had held the role for barely a year when the change was made, marking a decidedly defined change of direction for the engineering-driven brand of Audi. More…

Italian Design House Bertone Confirms Bankruptcy, Seeks Buyer

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Design Industry News

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The storied Italian design house Bertone has confirmed that it has filed for bankruptcy. Mounting debt for the Turin-based firm has caused the company to lay off most of its employees and, according to a report from TopGear, it has until April to find a buyer or risk being sold off by an Italian court.
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Audi S7 Named to 13 Best Cars Under $100,000 List by Road & Track

posted by on 25 February 2014 in Industry News

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The Audi S7 was named to an interesting list in a recent story by Road & Track – “The 13 Best Cars Under $100,000″. Fitted with Audi’s 4.0 TFSI and S-tronic DSG transmission, the S7 offers a whole lot of performance and prices in comfortably lower than the six figure mark at $80,200. More…

The OTHER Super Bowl Commercial Starring a Dog and an Audi… and a Clydesdale

posted by on 2 February 2014 in Industry News

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Football fans or not, we’ve no doubt many of our American readers are prepping for Super Bowl festivities this evening. Of course the main news for Audi enthusiasts is the commercial for the new A3 dubbed “Doberhuahua”, though a reader has dropped us a not tipping us off to a second commercial starring an Audi and a dog.
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