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Spy Video: Audi SQ7 Test Mule Sliding, Jumping and Generally Hooning at Nurburgring

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There are spy videos and then there are intensely cool spy videos. We mark this new short by Touriclips found on Y ouTube of the upcoming Audi SQ7 as the latter. In addition to catching air at Flugplatz, you’ll find there’s sliding and tire squeal all through the short. More…

Video: Audi RS 3 Sportback Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 7 July 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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An interesting video popped up today depicting what looks to be (and sounds like) the next-generation Audi RS 3. Posted by TouriClips, the shot shows what looks outwardly like a black S3 Sportback with visible rollcage doing laps of the fabled German track on presumably a manufacturer test day. More…

Facts on the Victory of Audi in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

posted by on 30 June 2014 in Motorsport

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Just one week following the victory of the Audi factory team in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the brand celebrates a triumph in its customer sport program as well. Phoenix Racing won the Nürburgring 24 Hours with the Audi R8 LMS ultra.

2014 24 Hours of Nürburgring: All-Audi Team-by-Team, Class-by-Class Breakdown

posted by on 24 June 2014 in Motorsport

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It’d been less than a week since the 24-hours of Le Mans when cars hit the track at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. All that said, the two races couldn’t be further apart. While Le Mans features grandiose factory hospitality fortresses and F1 drivers as flag wavers, the Nurburgring is more for the masses. Barbecue scents and makeshift dance club dub step waft over the forest and graffiti coated track, while an eclectic mix of classes mean everything from FIA GT3 cars to home-built cars not much further developed than a top-tier LeMons program.

Audi RS Q3 Facelift Spied at Nurburgring

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

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New photos from our spy photographer sources confirm that Audi is readying a facelift to the RS Q3 and thus entire Q3 range. This RS Q3 mule was spied this week, wrapped in the typical psychedelic print vinyl and a new LED light signature shining through.

Audi Sport News Update: customer racing

posted by on 23 June 2014 in Audi News

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Pirelli World Challenge: Mike Skeen Celebrates Two Victories at Elkhart Lake [source: Audi Sport] Successful race for the Hawk Performance team in North America: On the seventh race weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge held on the legendary Road America race track at Elkhart Lake, Mike Skeen in the Audi R8 LMS ultra crossed the […] More…

Video: Audi RS 4 Intervention Car Nearly Destroyed by Viper at Nurburgring 24h

posted by on 23 June 2014 in Motorsport Video

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We’re looking back on last weekend’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring and one lesser-told story revolving around an Audi is the near destruction of an RS 4 Avant intervention car or safety car in the first hour of the race. The Viper, running in the AT class, failed to slow down in a yellow flag zone and locked up, slamming into a MINI Cooper and missing the RS 4 by what looks like inches. More…

Audi with Second 24 Hour Victory in Seven Days Thanks to Nurburgring Win

posted by on 22 June 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours exactly one week following the brand’s 13th success in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Phoenix Racing with the Audi R8 LMS ultra celebrated a hard-fought victory in its home round in the Eifel. Ernst Moser’s squad had previously taken the honors in the race through the ‘Green Hell’ with Audi’s GT3 sports car in 2012. With 159 laps the R8 LMS ultra set a new distance record this year. For the first time ever, a Nürburgring winner covered more than 4,000 kilometers – the successful Audi squad completing exactly 4,035.102 kilometers. More…

Video: Audi R8 LMS #3 Crash in Opening Hours of Nurburgring 24

posted by on 22 June 2014 in Audi News

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With the 2014 24 Hours of Nurburgring now complete, we’re looking back at some of the more memorable points of the race. Of these, one of the most dramatic must certainly be the crash of the #3 sister car to the now-winning #4. Driven at the time by German-born Marc Basseng, this Team Phoenix R8 LMS met its unfortunate end-of-race in the very opening hours. More…

Watch 24 Hours of Nurburgring Live

posted by on 21 June 2014 in Audi News

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The 24 Hours of Nurburgring is about to start. Even better, race organizers have it streaming live on YouTube. Watch it here.

Second Row on the Grid for Phoenix at the Nürburgring

posted by on 20 June 2014 in Motorsport

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The five Audi teams successfully finished their preparations for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in the top-30 qualifying session. All eight race cars had qualified for the shoot-out laps and three of them managed to leap into the top ten. More…

Video: Next-Gen R8 Prototypes Spied Testing at the Nurburgring

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

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In late May, we published spy photos of the next-generation R8 lapping the Nurburgring.  Over the weekend, YouTube channel Touriclips posted video from this same session, which work to shed a bit more light on what to expect from the upcoming supercar. Our intel piece went over the exterior changes, so let’s just skip straight […] More…