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Spied: Audi RS 3 Sportback + New Rumors of 2.0 TFSI High Output Power

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Audi News

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An Audi RS 3 Sportback test mule has been spied in the vicinity of the Nurburgring this week, suggesting this smallest Audi RS-car offering is nearing its auto show debut perhaps as early as Paris in September. At the same time, rumors are beginning to surface out of the German press that the car could swap its 2.5 TFSI 5-cylinder turbo for a version of the latest High Power 2.0 TFSI seen in the TT quattro sport concept from Geneva.

Video: Believed Audi R8 GT Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

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

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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.

Update: More Spy Photos of New Audi R8 Test Mule

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

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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.

Spied: Audi R8 Test Mule Sans Psychedelic Wrap

posted by on 9 April 2014 in Audi News

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Test mules for the upcoming third-generation Audi R8 (second if you don’t count the facelift) have been testing at the Nurburgring for a few weeks now so sighting one may not be terribly new news. However the one our spy photographer encountered earlier today qualifies as making a bigger deal. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: customer racing

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Motorsport

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

Five Audi Teams Rely on the R8 LMS ultra in the Nurburgring 24 Hours

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Le Mans winners, GT World Champions, a stratosphere jumper and strong customer teams – they all rely on the Audi R8 LMS ultra in the 42nd running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours. For the first time, several teams will be competing in a qualification race on the first weekend in April. More…

Spied Again: Audi R8 Test Mule at Nurburgring

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

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We published the first pics of the new R8 out testing at the Nurburgring just days ago. Not surprisingly, it’s still in the Nordschliefe neighborhood and it’s still doing the morning commute. Our spy photographer sources have nabbed more shots, which means more eye candy all of us eagerly awaiting the car.

Spied: Next-Generation R8 Test Mule at Nurburgring

posted by on 19 March 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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This week marked the first day in the most recent manufacturer test sessions at the Nurburgring and amongst the cars that took to the track was what appears to be the next-generation Audi R8. With the Lamborghini Huracan just introduced in Geneva a few weeks ago, it would seem the timing is right for the new R8 to begin to appear.

Felix Baumgartner to Drive Audi R8 LMS at 24 Hours of Nürburgring

posted by on 7 March 2014 in Motorsport

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Following his stratosphere jump in 2012, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner is tackling his next big challenge on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. The Austrian will obtain a racing license and become a race driver with the Audi race experience team on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Video: Audi TT Mk3 Test Mule at Nurburgring

posted by on 11 December 2013 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Video

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We’re just a few weeks out from the 2014 North American International Auto Show where Audi has confirmed they’ll pull that wraps off of a crossover-inspired sports car we believe to be a modified take on the next-generation TT. In addition, test mules of the next-fen Audi coupe being more regularly spotted in Germany and this video offers further proof of that.

Save the Ring. More than a Mantra, Bidders Step Up to Make it Happen.

posted by on 4 November 2013 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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We’ve all seen those ‘Save the Ring’ t-shirts, bumper stickers and other swag meant to raise awareness for the fiscal unsteadiness of the fabled Nurburgring. It turns out what has become a mantra for fans and enthusiasts is coming to a head round about now as bids are being considered for new ownership of the legendary race track nestled in the Eifel mountains of Germany.

Spied Again: Audi TT Mk3 Test Mule on Track at Nurburgring

posted by on 22 October 2013 in Audi News

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Just yesterday our spy photographer sources in Germany caught the new MQB-based Audi TT coupe complete with camouflaged new body style driving around in a procession of cars in the area around Nurburgring. This morning the car has popped up again, this time doing laps at the track during a manufacturer test session.