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2014 New York International Auto Show: Audi Perspective

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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With April comes the New York Auto Show. While not as big a player as the North American International Auto Show and with the Beijing Motor Show just days away, the auto show in the Big Apple is still very significant. In the case of Audi, it proved the chance to reveal two new US market-specific models sure to please and offered one last way to show off the Audi line before the car industry show circuit goes on effective hiatus until fall. More…

Audi R8 V10 Plus Awarded Australia’s Best Supercar of 2013 by Top Gear Magazine

posted by on 5 December 2013 in Audi News

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Australia, 4 December 2013: The incredible Audi R8 V10 plus has been recognised as the Best Supercar of 2013 by Top Gear Australia magazine.

MOTOR Magazine’s 2013 Performance Car of the Year is the Audi R8 V10 plus

posted by on 5 December 2013 in Audi News

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Australia, 5 December 2013: Its second award in less than a week, the amazing Audi R8 V10 plus has taken out one of the most significant performance car awards in the country. The Audi R8 V10 plus is MOTOR magazine’s 2013 Performance Car of the Year.

#WotD: Audi R8, Road versus Track American Style

posted by on 21 November 2013 in Motorsport WOTD

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With the new Tudor United Sportscar Championship testing at both Sebring and Daytona in the last few days, it seems fitting to focus on the Audi R8 for today’s Wallpaper of the Day series. The shots you see here were taken while we were at the Kettler/Audi Sport Customer racing North America facility in College Corner, Ohio. They depict both the 2013 Audi R8 V10 plus and the 2013-spec Audi R8 GRAND-AM.

24 Hours Before Xbox One Release, R18 Le Mans Gameplay Video + Entire List of Included Cars

posted by on 20 November 2013 in Choice Gear

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We’re just one day away from the first Xbox One deliveries, including the hotly anticipated Forza Motorsport 5 video game. As we count down the final hours prior to the earliest adopters taking to pixel-lined tarmac, the folks at Turn 10 Studios have released further information and content about the game. These include a new gameplay video of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro racing at Le Mans and also a full list of cars included in the game.

Video: Behind the Scenes with Brad Kettler at Audi Sport customer racing North America

posted by on 18 November 2013 in Miscellaneous Features Motorsport Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Though the year hasn’t yet finished, there’s no doubt that Audi Sport customer racing is gaining momentum and bearing down on the opening season of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship with several new teams set to field the dominant Audi R8 LMS in the inaugural year of this reformulated American series. We recently rolled out to the home of Audi Sport customer racing North America (a.k.a. Kettler Sport & Logistik) and got the grand tour from the firm’s creator and long-time Audi Sport Le Mans engineer Brad Kettler.

Timeline: Definitive History of the Audi R8

posted by on 30 September 2013 in Miscellaneous Features

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The explosive success of the Audi “R8” and specifically the cars that have bore the name can simply not be understated. Though this nomenclature was  unknown outside of the Ingolstadt factory gates prior to 1999, it is hard to imagine Audi without such a model. In many ways, the quick and dominant success of the R8 Le Mans prototypes, the R8 road car and the R8 LMS or GRAND-AM racers mirror the brand’s own rapid growth during the same period of time. Today, with freshened R8 road cars and a lightened R8 LMS ultra GT3 racer tearing up tracks, it seems an excellent time to reflect upon the history of the R8.

Video: Audi R8 V10 plus Contests Motor Trend’s ‘World’s Greatest Drag Race 3′

posted by on 27 August 2013 in via Fourtitude Video

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Sometimes we wonder if Motor Trend does their annual Best Driver’s Car story simply so they have an excuse to rent out an airstrip (and helicopter) in order to stage the equally annual World’s Greatest Drag Race. Whatever the reason, they have done so, this year including the R8 V10 plus, and they have posted a video of their findings on YouTube.

Audi Health Check Video Revs up Owners

posted by on 23 July 2013 in Audi News

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In the spirit of Audi Top Service, a unique courtesy shuttle experience was orchestrated for a few out-of-warranty owners who booked a service appointment. Released today, the video features the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupé, equipped as an authentic German EMS (Emergency Medical Services) vehicle.

2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Audi Perspective

posted by on 16 July 2013 in Events Coverage Events News Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Bucket list worthy. That’s the general consensus about the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event is a four-day extravaganza of all that is good in motoring and motorsport, held on the expansive Goodwood Estate in the UK and centering around a 1.16 mile hillclimb attended by 185,000 spectators over the course of the weekend. Over these four days, 150 star drivers and riders present no less than 500 vehicles… certainly an impressive mix to help celebrate the 20th annual running of this must-see event. Not surprisingly, Goodwood is a staple on the annual automotive calendar and a key date for both Audi Tradition and Audi UK.

Share and Share Alike: Audi R8 LMS ultra and Audi R8

posted by on 1 July 2013 in Motorsport

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The Audi R8 is an excellent athlete. The thoroughly revised production sports car has won numerous international awards, most recently the red dot award for top design quality. It generously shares a range of components with its racing ‘brother,’ the R8 LMS ultra, which has been collecting numerous trophies in motorsport.

Photo Gallery: Audi R8 LMS ultra Studio Shoot

posted by on 27 June 2013 in Motorsport PhotoGraphic

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Audi Sport has released a collection of new photos of the 2013 spec Audi R8 LMS ultra. As you may know, the R8 LMS is built to FIA GT3 spec for racing series held around the world. It is highly successful and these shots further reveal the car in great detail and, in one case, alongside the roadgoing equivalent R8 V10 plus.