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André Lotterer Rumored for Caterham F1 Drive in Belgian GP Says Autosport

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posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News Motorsport

AutoSport magazine has published an interesting story this morning, suggesting Audi WEC factory driver and 2014 Le Mans winner André Lotterer may compete in a Caterham F1 car at the Belgian Grand Prix. While the WEC is on its summer break period, Lotterer has had time to explore other things including Japanese Super Formula Championship with TOM’s. He’s also set to run the Audi R18 at a Misano test this week according to his social media posts.

Positive Life Cycle Assessment for New Audi TT

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posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News

Dynamic performance and efficiency: The new Audi TT* impressively combines both qualities. Compared with the predecessor model, the compact sports car scores high with an increase in power output of up to 14 percent and a simultaneous decrease in greenhouse gas emissions of 11 percent. As the premium vehicle manufacturer states in its new life cycle assessment of the third-generation TT, this means that each car in the series saves around 5.5 tonnes of greenhouse gases over its entire life cycle. This includes not just carbon dioxide, but other substances such as methane, nitrous oxide and halogenated organic emissions.

Audi Sport News Roundup: customer racing

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posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News

All the latest news from the world of Audi Sport customer racing. More…

Audi Sport News Roundup: DTM

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posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News

All the latest news from the Audi Sport DTM squad during race week at the Nürburbgring circuit. More…

DTM: Double Podium for Audi Sport at Nurburgring

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posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News

A double podium for Audi in the DTM: At the Nürburgring, Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) and Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) in front of 80,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) clinched positions two and three. More…

DTM: Five Audi RS 5 DTM Cars in Top Six at Nurburgring Qualifying

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posted by on 16 August 2014 in Motorsport

Audi has regained its typical strength in the DTM qualifying session at the Nürburgring. In difficult conditions, five Audi RS 5 DTM cars made it into the top six. More…

Find of the Day: 2002 Audi S4 With 034 Motorsport Single Turbo Kit

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posted by on 15 August 2014 in In Market

The last S4 we featured gained quite a bit of attention due to the combination of big horsepower and timeless Avant styling, and while this example may retain the factory 2.7 (sort of), it is quite similar in its approach to making power through creative means.  And it has only 31,000 original miles. Yes, you read […] More…

Tudor United SportsCar to Allow FIA GT3 Cars in GT Daytona

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posted by on 15 August 2014 in Motorsport

According to a report published recently on Sportscar 365, IMSA’s Vice President of Competition and Technical Regulations Scott Elkins has confirmed that the series has approved FIA GT3-spec cars to compete in the GT Daytona and GTE classes during the 2016 season.  Elkins notes that in the near future, a mere horsepower difference will separate […] More…

Project A3 Sedan: Suspension and Brakes

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posted by on 15 August 2014 in Project A3 Sedan

The whole purpose for a project is to make progress with an object. In this case, it is obviously a vehicle and even more so Audi’s newest small sedan the A3. The new MQB chassis that the A3 is based on will be shared between various models of the Volkswagen Group family but the A3 was the first one to market here in the United States, beating out its hatch-backed cousin the Volkswagen GTI by several weeks. One of the biggest benefits to this new platform is chassis rigidity and stiffness as well as the use of more expensive but lightweight materials. All of this is to build a very strong and light car, but to enthusiasts it means less weight, better handling, braking, and acceleration. More…

Find of the Day: Audi R8 V10

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posted by on 14 August 2014 in In Market

Around the office, we’ve got something that we refer to as “the pact.”  In the event that one of us should win the Powerball (which is a long shot because we never buy tickets), that the ‘pact’ members will each spec out their perfect R8, and the lottery winner will pick up the tab.  While […] More…

Video: Audi S2 Quattro Hillclimb Car

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posted by on 14 August 2014 in Video

The sound of a 5 cylinder at full chat is unmistakable, even more so when it’s running a healthy amount of boost. With nearly 600 horsepower on tap, this particular S2 does a phenomenal job of putting that exhaust note on display in the video which was uploaded to YouTube by user 19bozzy92. With so […] More…

Video: Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Super Trofeo Spied Ahead of Debut at Pebble Beach

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posted by on 14 August 2014 in Lamborghini News

With the debut of the new Lamborghini Huracán earlier this year, it was only a matter of time until Lamborghini took the cover off the racing version of their Gallardo replacement as well.  Captured two days before its official unveiling at Pebble Beach by the YouTube channel Carspotter Jeroen during what appears to be a photoshoot, the Huracán […] More…