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Galleries & Video: Audi at the AutoShanghai 2015

by on 21 April 2015 in Audi News PhotoGraphic Video

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When it comes to world auto shows, AutoShanghai may just be the Chinese equivalent of the Frankfurt IAA. Likely the largest for the Chinese market, now the world’s largest car market, this event happens but once every two years (also just like Frankfurt). Alas, we didn’t attend but we’ve assembled a collection of photos and videos of Audi’s presence at the show for your viewing pleasure. More…

Video: Jon Olsson Takes to the Slopes in His Bonkers Audi RS 6 DTM

by on 16 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Video

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This one time, at the ski hill, Jon Olsson rented a helicopter and filmed himself hooning up it in his LMP1-inspired and Audi V10 powered Radical sportscar. This second time, at the ski hill, Jon Olsson rented a helicopter and did it again… with a station wagon… a flared and winged 900 hp Audi RS 6. Take that all you auto industry analysts who say the wagon isn’t cool anymore.
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New Audi RS 3 Galleries & Video Following Vallelunga Launch

by on 13 April 2015 in PhotoGraphic Video

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Given Audi activated their consumer market configurator last week, it is perhaps no surprise that we’re now receiving assets from the car’s launch for the European press. Be jealous. Journalists from Europe get to flog the new car, along with the original Sport quattro, at an event based at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy. Jerks. More…

Video: Matt Farah’s One Take of Audi A3 TDI Sportback in Malibu Canyons

by on 9 April 2015 in Audi Driver Video

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Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire fame has been running a series of video reports on cars called “One Take”. The formula is simple, Matt meets up with an owner and takes their car for a spin. In this case, he meets up with the owner of an A3 TDI and runs the car down Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu. More…

Final Approval Drive for the Audi Q7 in Namibia (Video)

by on 8 April 2015 in Audi News

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At the beginning of April, the new Audi Q7 was in Namibia for the “Last Approval Drive”. On the final approval drive, Prof. Dr. Hackenberg and his chief development engineers from Technical Development performed the last fine-tuning of the Audi Q7. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG: “The new […] More…

Audi A7 as Getaway Car from UK Robbery Hits 145 MPH Before Being Ditched

by on 7 April 2015 in Audi News

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Maybe one of the things that makes the Audi S8 in the movie Ronin just such legendary product placement for Ingolstadt is the truism. When thieves want to make a hasty getaway, an Audi is a quick and effective way to transport you or your gang. Case in point is this most recent gang from the UK who employed a stolen Audi A7.
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Audi in the DTM: ‘We Are The Champions’

by on 27 March 2015 in Motorsport

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Ekström, Rockenfeller and Scheider particularly sought-after  Audi drivers in eager anticipation of the new DTM format  Season opener at Hockenheim on the first weekend in May Ingolstadt/Estoril – ‘We Are The Champions’ – the famous song by the legendary rock band Queen is Audi Sport’s motto for the 2015 DTM. Audi will be starting the […] More…

Video: Audi RS 4 Trackday Rollover at Willow Springs Raceway

by on 25 March 2015 in Video

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We can’t say we really like the idea of crash videos involving Audis, because they always result in the destruction of a nice car. That said, they also remind us just how safe these cars are and also the value of driving safely. Given all this, we felt the need to share a video by […] More…

Video: Inspirational Audi R8 Owner Talks about Being an Enthusiast with Disabilities

by on 25 March 2015 in Audi Driver Video

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When we first hatched the idea for our Audi Driver series, the idea was simply to highlight interesting people who own the cars we love. Often this means the person is a celebrity, actor or athlete. Fame isn’t the only thing that makes people interesting and worth reading about though, and that is well exemplified by R8 owner Wayne Simpson.
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Modded Euros Dyno Tests Neuspeed Power Module for Audi S3

by on 20 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Aftermarket destination Modded Euros recently strapped a new Audi S3 to a Dynojet AWD dyno in order to test Neuspeed’s Power Module, a plug-and-play ECU mapping device and alternative to the traditional ‘flash.’  With the help of a cold air intake, the module was found to increase power by 37hp and 38tq to the wheels. […] More…

Video: Audi allroad Hoonage, Russian Dashcam Edition

by on 13 March 2015 in Video

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We’ll be honest, the whole film genre of Russian dash cams is something we find perpetually entertaining and a bit of a guilty pleasure. It’s not deep and thoughtful stuff mind you, but it’s always good for a short burst of entertainment on a Friday afternoon. Case in point is this short, shot as presumably a friend of a C5 allroad owner hoons around on public city streets during some inclement winter weather. More…

Audi Annual Press Conference: €5 Billion Profit in 2014, Full Speed Ahead

by on 12 March 2015 in Audi News

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Audi Group 2014: revenue of over €50 billion, operating profit above €5 billion, operating return on sales of 9.6 percent  High level of financial strength demonstrated by net cash flow of €3 billion and profit before tax of approximately €6 billion  Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “After a very positive start to this year, we aim […] More…