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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.

New Audi R8 Revealed in Prototype Test Ride at Ascari (Guide, Links, plus Video)

by on 18 February 2015 in Audi News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Instead of the usual handful of photos and boring press release, Audi decided to change things up ahead of the Geneva Motorshow by taking a small collection of journalists to Ascari race resort in southern Spain to sample a new R8 test mule. More…

New R8 Spy Photos Help Make Case that Leaked Instagram Image Likely Real

by on 8 February 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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A photo surfaced yesterday via Instagram that reportedly revealed an undisguised and wheelless next-gen Audi R8 sitting on a lift. Over the next several hours, news spread that the next-gen R8 had been caught in the leaked shot. Then, the original poster claimed it was a hoax, that it was a body kit. Seemingly, the joke was on those of us who ran the story.

New Audi R8 Exposed on Instagram

by on 7 February 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no doubt that the internet and social media have shaken up the normal process of news and information dissemination. The Audi prologue concept popped on Instagram hours ahead of its official reveal back in November and now it appears the new R8 has done the same thing just a few weeks of its expected reveal.

Rumor: Audi TTQ Gets the Nod for Production

by on 28 January 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no secret that Audi’s been considering an addition to the TT model lineup. The brand has shown several concepts exploring the idea, including 3-door shooting brake and 5-door Sportback, though it seems a 5-door crossover version said to be called TTQ has been given the nod.

Believed Audi of America Product Timeline Highlights 2015-2017 Introductions

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

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There’s no doubt Audi of America’s product cadence has been proving quite effective for the marque. Growth for the four rings in American has been in record territory for quite some time now and if this new product launch calendar is legit, then that certainly paints a bright future for continued growth.

Audi A4 B9 Spied Cold Weather Testing Today

by on 21 January 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We got an email early this morning. It was from our spy photographer friends shooting in very cold climates. They said they’d nabbed the new A4 and to expect photos soon.

Render Throwdown (Sort of). Theophilus Chin and X-Tomi Design Render A9 Cabriolet

by on 20 January 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Is it a battle? Do great minds think alike? Two of our regular go-tos on photoshop renders, Theophilus Chin and X-tomi Design, have both rendered an A9 Cabriolet from the CES-launched Audi prologue piloted driving concept.

Next-Gen Audi R8 Render by Theophilus Chin with Nanuk concept Basis

by on 19 January 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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The next generation Audi R8 will become known in the next few weeks. Our own intel puts the car’s auto show launch at Geneva in March, but that’s not stopping render artists like Theophilus Chin from making a guess as to what it might look like. Even more interesting, this particular design is influenced heavily by the Nanuk concept car.

Audi F1 Livery Envisioned by Alex Greenhead

by on 19 January 2015 in Motorsport Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard any further rumors on the whole Audi F1 storyline, but we figured we’d run a story anyway when we stumbled across this race livery by graphic designer and illustrator Alex Greenhead.

Theophilus Chin Renders Next Audi A6 with prologue concept Basis

by on 16 January 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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When Audi pulled the wraps off of its prologue concept car in Los Angeles late last year, it made no secret of the fact that the new styling language used on that concept would debut on the market in the forms of the next Audi A6, A7 and A8 models. Given that, render artist Theophilus Chin has taken a stab at the next A6.

CAR Reports Q Drama over Fiat-Owned “Q2″ and “Q4″ Monikers

by on 15 January 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no doubt that the crossover Q-model business is an important piece of growth for the Audi brand. New Q7 and Q3 models just launched this week in Detroit, and now CAR Magazine reports that Audi could have some issues over the use of “Q2″ and “Q4″ as Fiat-owned Alfa Romeo already owns the rights to these two badges. More…