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Next-Generation Audi R8 LMS Spied Testing in Monza (with Video!)

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Motorsport Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi Sport tested in Monza on Tuesday with both the current R18 e-tron quattro and also what looks like racing version of the next-generation Audi R8. The road going version of the latter is expected to debut this year and no doubt the GT3-spec R8 LMS is an important part of the Audi R8 rollout. Fortunately, photographer Matteo Milani was on hand and nabbed these shots.
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Intel: Hackenberg Interviewed by Car & Driver, Schools them on B5 Platform Dev

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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Audi AG’s corporate technology officer (and head of development) Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg is essentially the man in Ingolstadt. At a brand known for engineering and technology, his position is critical to the marque. And, while newly named to this position, Hackenberg is not new to Audi nor its development wing. Quite the opposite actually.
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Daytona Grey Fans Take Note. MY2015 Is Your Year + A4 S line competition Confirmed

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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One of the cars on display at this week’s New York International Auto Show was a Daytona Grey Audi SQ5. We almost didn’t think twice about it given Audi’s appreciation for things Audi Exclusive on auto show stands… but then a contact at Audi of America clarified some very interesting news regarding this color’s proliferation into other models this coming model year.
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Audi S6 Facelift Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 15 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi is readying a product improvement (a.k.a. “P.I.”, a.k.a. “facelift”) for its range of C7-based cars. Thus far we’ve seen test mules of the RS 6 Avant, the A7 and the A6 allroad, and now we’ve seen the first S6 version.
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More Drawings of that upcoming TT-Based Concept for Beijing Motor Show

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Design Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’ve stumbled across a few more Audi Design Team drawings out there of the 4-door TT-based crossover concept bound for this month’s Beijing Motor Show via the French website L’Automobile.
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Video: Believed Audi R8 GT Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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No sooner had we posted our #fotoshopfriday facelifted Audi R8 GT render this morning and one of our readers Miguel Relvas posted a link to one very interesting video that was uploaded to YouTube yesterday. It certainly appears that Audi could be testing a new R8 GT based on what we can tell.
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#FotoshopFriday: Audi R8 GT Facelift

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Our latest installment of our #FotoshopFriday series may well be considered low-hanging fruit. The latest facelift of the Audi R8 was subtle, subtler still if you consider elements like the exhaust pipe shape, rearview mirrors and some front fascia elements came over from the R8 GT. Even still, as of yet there’s been no new facelifted R8 GT. This quick adjustment of an R8 GT profile envisions such a car in pixels. More…

Update: More Spy Photos of New Audi R8 Test Mule

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Yesterday we ran first shots of the upcoming Audi R8 in new form by no longer wearing psychedelic vinyl wrap camouflage. Now, 24 hours later, the car has turned up again. Our spy photographer sources were kind enough to send over even more shots for your enjoyment.
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Spied. Audi A1 Facelift Test Mule

posted by on 26 March 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Given the new S1 has already been revealed, spy photos of a new Audi A1 may be a bit anti-climactic. Even still, an A1 facelift is imminent, and though it will likely utilize many of the changes such as redesigned headlights and taillights already seen on the S1, we’ve got photos of the A1-spec car undergoing cold-weather testing just the same. More…

Intel Reports: The Next-Generation MSS-Based Audi R8 via UK Mags

posted by on 26 March 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Last week we published the first photos of the new R8 testing at the Nurburgring and our own known intel on the car. A week later we’ve found two further sources for knowledge about the car in the form of a new story from the UK’s CAR Magazine, EVO Magazine’s latest print issue where they spoke to Ulrich Hackenberg at Geneva, and finally an old but interesting one from Autocar Magazine. Here’s a summary of what was stated.
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Spied: Audi A6 allroad Facelift Cold Weather Testing

posted by on 24 March 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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It’s about time Audi’s “C7″ range of cars including A6 and A7 undergo their mid-lifcycle product improvement or “P.I.”. Given the timing in the process, it’s about time we also see test mules popping up in the typical test environments. Thus far, the A7 was the only car of the group to be caught out in the open, though our spy photographers have also just caught the new A6 allroad.
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Spied Again: Audi R8 Test Mule at Nurburgring

posted by on 21 March 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We published the first pics of the new R8 out testing at the Nurburgring just days ago. Not surprisingly, it’s still in the Nordschliefe neighborhood and it’s still doing the morning commute. Our spy photographer sources have nabbed more shots, which means more eye candy all of us eagerly awaiting the car.
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