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Rumor: AutoBild Says Audi to Build Sport quattro Production Car

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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You may recall the various concept cars Audi has built in order to reprise the original Sport quattro model. It seemed obvious that Ingolstadt was keen on the idea, and as such it may not be so surprising that they’re apparently prepping to bring a production next-generation Sport quattro to reality.

#FotoshopFriday: Audi A3 TDI competition

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

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This week’s #FotoshopFriday post isn’t exactly photoshop wizardry or pushing the limits on our rendering ability. We went with an easy one this week, adding some black accents to A3 sedan images from the Audi Deutschland configurator in order to create an A3 TDI competition.

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 More…

Spied: Believed Audi RS 3 Sedan Spied in Neckarsulm

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

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A few weeks ago someone alerted us to a photo posted by a fan on the Audi Deutschland fan page on Facebook. That car showed what looked like a Sepang Blue Audi S3 with a lot of testing equipment affixed. Just what Audi might be testing on the already out-there S3 sedan can there can be little doubt. To our eye, this meant either an S3 plus with the high-output 2.0 TFSI engine or perhaps a sedan version of the RS 3.

Audi A4 B9 Rendered by DesignRM

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

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There’s no doubt that the upcoming B9-generation Audi A4 is hotly anticipated. One of the first to arrive on Audi’s all-new MLB-evo platform, the car is sure to be lighter, faster and all-round better than any A4 before it. Likely it will also mark one of Audi’s first cars designed heavily under the brand’s latest design director Marc Lichte. So what will it look like? DesignRM has taken a guess with these latest renders. More…

Spied: Mystery Audi R8 Mule Turns up at Test Facility

posted by on 9 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a harder core Audi R8 test mule out and about. However, previous cars we’d dubbed “Bigfoot” for their widened tracks and extended fenders had a bit of a different look to them than the car that’s turned up this week. This time around, the track appears to be identical to the current R8, though it sports significantly changed lower aero in the form of a body kit with side skirts, and also a really large and extended trunk-mounted spoiler. More…

Audi Sport Plans New Motorsports Program, Confirms Oct 17 Reveal

posted by on 9 October 2014 in Motorsport Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi Sport has tipped their hat to plans for introduction of a new motorsports program for 2015. In an invitation to journalists, Audi’s motorsport division has confirmed that the introduction will take place Friday, October 17 at the DTM finale at Hockenheim. A communique to the media reads as follows. Ladies and gentlemen,  Dear colleagues, […] More…

Paris Spotlight: Audi TT Sportback concept

posted by on 6 October 2014 in Audi News Events News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Today Audi builds about 50 different model derivatives, though fully intends to expand that number to 60 by the end of this decade. One expected point of expansion is the TT model family – today just coupe and Roadster, but a third model is expected soon. All of the recent TT concepts explore that eventuality, but none so elegantly as the new TT Sportback. More…

Auto Motor Und Sport Reports Audi Hypercar to Have bi-TDI Power

posted by on 2 October 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi’s on again, off again hypercar has become something of a legend.  We began hearing rumors of the car back in 2012 after an interview session with Wolfgang Duerheimer and a few journalists was published in a few UK-based magazines.  In the time since, a few more reports have surfaced pointing to the project’s on again, […] More…

#FotoshopFriday: Theophilus Chin’s Audi A9 with Aston Martin Lagonda Inspiration

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

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Reports on the upcoming L.A. Auto Show Audi A9 revealing concept car suggest it will evolve the Audi design language. With new design boss Marc Lichte about to make his mark with that car, many designers on the outside are doing their best to take a guess at the direction that will be taken by the Audi Design Team. Enter Theophilus Chin.

Audi TT Sportback Concept Drawings Surface Ahead of Paris

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

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There’d been a rumor running that Audi will show a TT-based concept car. We theorized that it was likely a Sportback last week, and that much is true. Interestingly though, new pre-release drawings from the Audi Design Team appear to confirm the car will be more in the line of the A7 Sportback than it will Avant-like form we’d run with the story.

Intel: Greg Kable Also Confirms Audi A9 Concept for Los Angeles Motor Show

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

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The game is afoot for the L.A. Auto Show. Sources at Audi of America have been telling us for several weeks that we should skip the usual plan to have contributors shoot the November motor show and attend it ourselves. Various rumors in the press have suggested an A9-focused concept car from Audi will move the event’s status from bridesmaid to bride, and Greg Kable seems to solidify that line of thinking with a new drawing and intel story published over on Autocar’s website.