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Toyo Tires Gets So Italian It Hurts with this Video Promo Pitting an Audi R8 V10 plus against AC Milan

by on 2 January 2015 in Video

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We’ve stumbled across a promo video from Toyo tires that may be so stereotypically Italian that it hurts. Throw in a band of soccer players from AC Milan, an objectified model / referee and a supercar in the form of an Audi R8, then make them “race” through the streets of Milan.

On Location: The “GR8 Pumpkin” at the Munich Airport on Halloween

by on 31 October 2014 in On Location

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We’re traveling back from the new A6 launch in Germany this week and had a quick transfer in Munich. Wandering from one gate to another we had a fitting Halloween sighting in the form of the “GR8 Pumpkin”.

PhotoGraphic: Audi 24 Hours of LeMans Support Vehicles

by on 30 May 2014 in PhotoGraphic

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This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is still two weeks away but with testing set to begin soon, Audi has unveiled it’s support vehicles for this year’s race on the Audi Sport Facebook Page.  Being the official support vehicle at one of the world’s fastest race tracks, Audi has carefully selected their RS 4 […] More…

Mike Rockenfeller Takes on Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Blackout in an R8 V10

by on 27 May 2014 in Video

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Castrol has assembled some of the best drivers on the planet in some of the most impressive cars around and turned the lights out.  Hoonigan-in-chief Ken Block, BMW DTM hotshoe and winner of best last name ever Augusto Farfus, 27 year old Lamborghini test driver Adrian Zaugg, and Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller drove on […] More…

Video: Audi R8 V10 plus Battles Jaguar XKR-S GT in Standing Mile

by on 29 April 2014 in Video

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The Audi R8 V10 Plus is a quick car.  Straight from the factory, the 550hp supercar will accelerate to 60mph from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds, making it extremely competitive with just about anything on the road. This is extremely evident in the latest video in Automobile Magazine’s Standing Mile series, when the R8 […] More…

2014 New York International Auto Show: Audi Perspective

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.