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OCarbon Creates Carbon Fiber Trim for Audi Q7

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Interior trim pieces made from or covered by Carbon Fiber are certainly nothing new within the automotive industry, but well executed examples can be difficult to find.  Luckily, companies like OCarbon treat Carbon Fiber much like an art form, creating bespoke pieces for any application their customers are interested in.  This includes everything from the somewhat […] More…

Hartmann / Achtuning Add Audi RS 6 and RS 7 Replica Wheel Designs

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The team over at Achtuning and Hartmann wheels have just taken delivery of container loads of wheels that will replenish their inventory substantially. Perhaps most noteworthy among them are two new wheel designs that very closely mimic the wheel designs of the all-concquering Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7. Diameters range from 19-20 inches. More…

Neidfaktor Turns Tailoring to Audi Mini quattro for Children

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Choice Gear

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Remember Neidfaktor, the Hamburg-based customization firm making carbon fiber components and tailoring amazing interiors for performance Audis? Turns out adult-driven cars aren’t their only specialty. One of their most recent projects, one of the Audi collection Mini quattro ride-on cars for kids, has been upgraded in several very impressive ways.
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Vossen Wheels Launches Limited Edition VLE-1 with Only 400 Sets Available

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Today, Miami, Florida-based wheel manufacturer, Vossen Wheels announce the launch of VLE-1, a limited edition collection made of only 400 sets. Mixing a full-faced, concave design in two different finishes, Metallic Silver and Gloss Graphite and feature an engraved serial number for authenticity. (price and final images to be released Friday, October 24th) http://www.vossenwheels.com. More…

APR PSA: Is Your License Plate Robbing Horsepower?

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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We’ve always wondered what effect (if any) license plate placement had on a vehicle’s cooling system, and thanks to APR, we now have some concrete info.  Using their in-house Mk7 GTI development car, APR’s team ran dyno tests with a european license plate affixed to one of the car’s lower grilles, then with the lower […] More…

Widebody Audi RS 7 Render by CarLifestyle Goes for LibertyWalk Look

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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It used to be that rivet flares were for old Datsun Skylines or Z-cars, though that’s clearly changed over the last few years. Rauh Welt’s use of wide rivet flares on Porsche 911s rocketed the look back into the style spotlight, while firms like Liberty Walk have maybe taken them even more mainstream, at least in terms of modern cars. That all said, we’ve yet to see the look applied to a modern Audi… that was until we laid eyes on this render by the automotive photography website Car-Lifestye.com. More…

Carbon Works Berlin with Many Carbon Parts for RS 6 Avant

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Yesterday we stumbled upon a new (or maybe just new to us) carbon fiber component company when they posted to our Facebook page. Carbon Works Berlin appears to be well established as a maker of OEMplus-looking carbon fiber components for a number of marques and mainly Audi.
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Jon Olsson Begins Build of Audi RS 6 DTM RR Project

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Audi Driver

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No doubt one of the most illustrious Audi enthusiasts and owners out there has to be Jon Olsson. In addition to his celebrity athlete status as professional skier and X-gamer, Olsson’s also had a long list of amazingly built cars with Audi DNA. First came a camo Lamborghini, then a supercharged widebody Audi R8, then a Lambo/Audi V10-powered Radical road going LMP car and finally his RS 6 Avant. That last car served as a chase car in this year’s Gumball Rally, though it was just so good that Jon’s put it under the knife for a much more extensive build.
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034 Motorsport Releases Transmission Mount Insert for B8 Chassis Audi Models

posted by on 17 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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034Motorsport is proud to offer the Billet Aluminum Transmission Mount Insert for the B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4 and A5/S5/RS5! The factory Audi transmission mount has a large void in the rubber damping medium, which results in excessive transmission movement under load. This movement results in drivetrain slop than can be observed when accelerating, decelerating, and shifting. This billet […] More…

New German Performance Hosting Open House at Virginia Location

posted by on 17 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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New German Peformance will be hosting an Open House this Saturday, October 18th at their Lorton, Virginia location, complete with refreshments, live music, special pricing an APR raffle, killer project cars and more.  Happening from noon to 5pm, the New German Performance Open House won’t be one to miss. Read the full Release below. NGP […] More…

AWE Tuning #CommuteMonday S4 Takes Podium at SCCA Runoffs

posted by on 15 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Monterey, CA- The AWE Tuning/German Performance Service #CommuteMonday Audi B8.5 S4 piloted by Marc Feinstein grabbed a podium finish at the SCCA Runoffs after starting the race in 6th place in the Touring 3 class. The concept of #CommuteMonday is to take ‘off-the-shelf’ street performance products, put them on a street car, and put it in […] More…

Audi A3 Cabriolet Now with Sport Springs from H&R

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The new Audi A3 Cabriolet is characterised by dynamic proportions and elegant lightness. With the sport springs from H&R, cabriolet enthusiasts can now add some elegant, casual zest to the A3. The lowering by approximately 25 mm reveals the true sporting character of the car from Ingolstadt. H&R’s high-quality steel springs coming with a robust powder coating can be perfectly combined with standard shock absorbers.
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