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WEC: Silverstone Preview, Audi Begins New Era as World Champions

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posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) force the automobile manufacturers to use significantly less fuel than last year. The new rules will come into effect at the Silverstone (GB) season opener on April 20. Audi is tackling the challenge as the 2012 and 2013 World Champions with a newly designed R18 e-tron quattro and two strong driver lineups. Besides demonstrating their driving skills in the race they will also have to make their personal contribution to efficiency – not least due to the fact that, following an adjustment of the regulations on short notice, race cars with diesel engines like the R18 e-tron quattro are subject to another reduction of fuel-energy compared to competitors using gasoline engines. More…

Video: APR/NGP Tuned Audi RS 7 and S6 Square off at Maryland Drag Strip

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posted by on 11 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Video

DC-Baltimore area Audi tuner New German Performance just happens to be an APR distributor, so maybe it’s not surprising they’d have a few customers with an RS 7 or an S6. More interesting though might be what happens when two such customers head off to a local drag strip.

Video: Believed Audi R8 GT Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

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

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.

APR Returns to R8 LMS Racing with New ADAC GT Masters kfzteile24 APR Motorsport Entry

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posted by on 11 April 2014 in Motorsport

Two weeks before the start of the ADAC GT Masters season, another contender has appeared on the list of teams entering an Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Super Sports Car League. Team kfzteile24 APR Motorsport is perhaps better known by its previous name of MS RACING, under which it won the ADAC GT Masters team trophy in 2012. kfzteile24 APR Motorsport are the 14th outfit to have registered for this year’s competition. Starting with the first weekend of the season (25th to 27th April) at the etropolis Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, there will be 26 supercars from eight different manufacturers on the grid. More…

Audi Sport Drivers Visit Watch Partner Oris

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posted by on 11 April 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport

Audi race drivers as watchmakers: For a day, Marcel Fässler, Nico Müller and Mike Rockenfeller delved into the world of Oris. The company based in Hölstein (Switzerland) will become the new ‘Official Watch Partner’ of Audi Sport at the beginning of this motorsport season and, among other things, be featured with its logo on the mirrors of all eight Audi RS 5 DTM plus the R18 e-tron quattro cars.

Audi of America Customer-Racing Continues to Add New Audi R8 LMS Ultra Teams Ahead of Long Beach Race

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posted by on 11 April 2014 in Motorsport

Audi customer-racing continues to add new teams with the announcement of CRP Racing joining the fold to contest the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at the Long Beach race. James Sofronas will look to defend his title in the GT class at his home course and welcomes talented GMG newcomer, Andrew Palmer, to the GT category.

Selection of Vintage Lamborghinis Amongst Offerings at RM Monaco Auction in May

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posted by on 11 April 2014 in Events News In Market

RM Auctions has revealed its list of offerings for their annual Monaco auction scheduled in May 10. Held in the Principality during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend, the selection includes several very desirable vintage offerings from Automobili Lamborghini. More…

#FotoshopFriday: Audi R8 GT Facelift

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

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…

Flying Audi RS 6 Avant is Our Wallpaper of the Day

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posted by on 10 April 2014 in WOTD

Earlier this morning we featured a video where Jon Olsson drove his Radical R2K up a ski slope. The renowned Audi RS 6 owner mentioned he’d thought of doing the run with his RS 6 Avant, but decided to do it instead with his Radical because it was more… radical. That’s all well and good, but what if he’d done it with the big Audi? That reminded us of a photo we’d seen recently from Audi Italia.

Update: More Spy Photos of New Audi R8 Test Mule

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

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.

Audi Achieves Best Ranking in its History for J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study

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posted by on 10 April 2014 in Audi News

Audi of America placed second among all other automotive luxury brands in the 2014 J.D. Power Customer Service Index (CSI). The CSI study is a leading indicator of how customers view their vehicle service experience within the first three years of ownership. More…

ABT Sportsline Reveals Its Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

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posted by on 10 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

The forecasts from Bavaria are unequivocal: in spring and summer 2014, wind speeds of up to 290 kph are certainly very possible, especially when the sun is shining. This is because ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Volkswagen brands, has done away with the original speed limiter of the Audi RS5 Cabrio. Now, the 450 hp (331 kW) 4.2 FSI can show what it’s really able to do. A fitting stainless-steel muffler system consisting of a mid and rear muffler underscores the eight-cylinder car‘s emotional sound.