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Spied: Audi TT RS Seen Without Camouflage

by on 10 March 2016 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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About the same time our friends at CarPix spied Audi’s new R8 Spyder cruising topless around Germany, the folks at SpyShots.nl were doing some picture taking of their own.  Now, we’re not sure if the vinyl camouflage application team had the day off, but seeing both the R8 and the forthcoming TT RS not just […] More…

Rumor: Next Audi R8 Spyder Timeframe Confirmed for America

by on 2 March 2016 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There was never really a question of whether Audi will build an R8 Spyder or bring it to the USA. The last car was a runaway success, and a drop-top version of the new car is a foregone conclusion. Given it wasn’t a question of “if “and rather simply a question of “when”, we offer you the below schedule of launches for the North American market that includes the R8 Spyder. More…

Audi Confirms SQ7 for North American Marketplace

by on 2 March 2016 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no doubt that the Audi SQ5 has been a notable success for Audi of America, so perhaps it is no surprise then that the brand’s American outpost is readying an S-car version dubbed SQ7 of its brand new Q7 7-passenger crossover to hit the market next year.
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Audi TT RS, RS 3 Sedan, RS 5 Coupé U.S. Timeframes Confirmed, Plus other RS Conjecture

by on 26 February 2016 in Audi News

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Make no mistake about it, the new Audi Sport initiative intended to tie Ingolstadt’s uber impressive motorsport creds to an aggressively growing portfolio of performance street cars is just getting started. Branding is in place, executives are being positioned and dealers trained. The game is afoot, and in as much RS-cars are about to start […] More…

Qualified Rumor: Audi Plans R8 V6T to Replace 4.2 FSI

by on 25 February 2016 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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When Audi launched the all-new second-generation R8 last year, it did so with a V10 only model. Suggestions of anything smaller than that were flatly discounted to us by then new and now retiring quattro Gmbh boss Heinz Hollerweger, though rumors of an smaller engine persisted in parts of the press who’d know if it were under consideration. In as much, we’d always banked on there being an engine choice slotted below the V10 for the Audi R8, though whether it was an upcoming biturbo 3.0-liter V6 or the TT RS’ burbling 2.5 TFSI remained a point of contention.
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Auto Bild Hints at 400hp RS Q5 for Next Generation

by on 23 December 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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This is an interesting one.  Earlier this week, Auto Bild published a piece about the technological advancements coming to the next-gen Q5- things like garage pilot, improved ergonomics and a claimed 20% weight loss.  And while that’s all wonderful, what really grabbed our attention was the claim of an upcoming RS Q5, with 2.5 TFSI […] More…

Rumor: Winkelmann to Head quattro GmbH, Former Scuderia Ferrari Boss to Lamborghini

by on 16 December 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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A rumor in the Italian press suggests we’re about to see more executive transitions afoot at the Volkswagen Group. Specifically, this includes Audi-owned outposts quattro GmbH and Lamborghini. In short, the rumor suggests Lambo boss Stephan Winkelmann takes the helm at quattro GmbH and Stefano Domenicali will step in to replace him as chief of Lamborghini. More…

Rumor: Audi Planning RS 6 allroad Variant Says AutoBild

by on 16 December 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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It’s no secret that Audi’s been seriously considering drawing a direct line between the popularity of today’s popular SUV/offroad inspired product popularity and its 1980s era rallying prowess. Concepts like the R8-based Nanuk quattro and TT offroad have pointed the way to such future products, though AutoBild suggests it is the RS 6 that may […] More…

Rumor: Audi Q6 e-tron Manufacture Planned for Belgium by 2018

by on 15 October 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s news this morning surrounding Audi’s upcoming Tesla Model X competitor, at least in regards to its production. Based on the e-tron quattro concept revealed last month in Frankfurt, the Audi is expected to be called the Q6 e-tron when it surfaces in full production trim. More…

Spied: Audi Q1, Now Q2, at Nurburgring

by on 24 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi’s upcoming SUV set to slot in below the Q3 is nearing production. Once believed to be called Q1, the new small crossover is said now to be called Q2.
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Rumor: Hackenberg and Hatz Departures Being Reported as Part of Diesel Fiasco

by on 24 September 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Executive damage at the Volkswagen Group isn’t over yet according to a report from the German publication Bild. Confirmation from Volkswagen has yet to be made, but the Bild report suggests Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg (Audi’s head of R&D) and Wolfgang Hatz (Porsche’s head of R&D) will also leave the company following a supervisory board meeting Friday. More…

Audi F1 Rumors Just Got a Whole Lot More Serious

by on 22 September 2015 in Motorsport Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Rumors surrounding an Audi move to Formula 1 just got a whole lot more credible this morning when Georg Kacher published a story in Autobild that seems to confirm an intended move. Essentially, it says Audi will move to F1 in 2018. Not surprisingly, Audi has been quick to quell those rumors. Aren’t There Always […] More…