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New R8 Competition is Audi's Fastest Production Car

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Audi is sending off the first generation R8 with a bang in the guise of the limited production 2015 R8 Competition at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

Audi’s Upcoming Self-Driving Tech to Perform “Better than Human Beings”

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While this article’s title makes a big claim, it’s really not that far fetched to believe - just hard to achieve right now.

Audi’s head of product and tech communications, Stefan Moser, recently made the statement that “if we have a proper system it will always be better than human beings,” then explained it’s because “they are not phoning, not looking at pretty girls, no distractions."

Audi Drops A6 Hybrid After It Found Just 4,000 Buyers

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Did an Audi A6 Hybrid sound like a guaranteed hit to you? Even if it did, Audi has given up on it after just three years.

Audi to Purportedly Ditch LeMans, DTM Efforts, Enter F1 in 2016

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Audi’s current racing prowess comes exclusively from its entries in LeMans and the German Touring Masters, the DTM. However it’s reportedly looking to revive some of its pre-war GP glory, from the days when its and Mercedes’ “silver arrows” dominated the top tier of motor racing – it wants to get back into F1.

Quattro Boss Admits Next Audi RS 4 May Ditch V8 for Turbo V6

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The upcoming Audi RS 4 is unlikely to escape the downsizing trend and may ditch the naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine for a force-fed V6.

What If Supercars and Sportscar Were Made in Base-Spec Editions?

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I'm sure this is one of many questions that has gone through your mind when seeing sports- and super-cars; what would they look like in stinky-cheap base trims?

Audi Q3 Wall Parking Job Is Obviously Fake

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Audi Canada has found an interesting albeit deceiving way (but aren’t all commercials like that?) to promote the agility of the Q3 SUV.

Watch Audi's Autonomous RS7 Concept Lap the Hockenheim

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As promised, Audi let its autonomous RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept car lap the Hockenheim over this past weekend’s DTM season finale.

Imagining the 2016 Audi A4 B9 is Like Watching a Sloth Sprint

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Check out these new renderings that attempt to interpret the spirit of the next Audi A4 sedan's design.

2.5L Five-Pot Confirmed for Audi RS3, May Get More Than 360HP

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Enthusiasts have kept their fingers crossed for the upcoming Audi RS3 to feature a five-cylinder engine and it appears that their prayers have been answered.

Poll: Which TT Concept Should Audi Build?

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The Audi TT Sportback is certainly one of the most photographed cars at this year’s Paris Auto Show, and for good reason.

Speeding Audi Q7 Youngster is One Lucky Dastard

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An overly enthusiastic 20-year old driver from Romania learned a few things about speed and the laws of physics, surprisingly without getting hurt, after rolling into a pole.

Audi TT Race Car Looks Sweet [w/Video]

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Audi has announced that it will launch a dedicated racing series for the TT called the Audi Sport TT Cup starting with next season.

ABT's New 675PS Audi S8 will Transport You to 100km/h in 3.9 Sec

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As if their previous Audi S8 tune with 640PS (632hp) wasn't fast enough, ABT has found a way to fork a few more dozen ponies out of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

Audi is Not Interested in A1-Based RS1, Claims Report

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While not necessarily a far-fetched proposition, an Audi A1-based RS1 model is apparently out of the question, at least for the foreseeable future.

It seems that the appreciated S1 is about as focused and fast as it’s ever going to get, according to a report by Top Gear.

ABT's R Cure for Your RS5 Light Upgrade Itch

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No matter how powerful, fast and special automakers make their vehicles, there will always be demand for more oomph and styling pizazz, and tuners like ABT are more than happy to facilitate.
The Germans haven't gone nuts with their new "R" package for the Audi RS5 Coupe choosing instead a path of moderate upgrades.

For example, the new complete sports exhaust system that's optionally available with side pipes, and some minor fiddling with the engine, generate an extra 20hp and 10Nm bumping the 4.2-liter V8's output to 464hp (470PS) and 440Nm (324 lb-ft) respectively.

ABT quotes a 0-100km/h (62mph) run in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 290km/h (180mph) for the RS5-R coupe.

With the R package, you also get a carbon fiber aero kit comprising a front skirt and flics, rocker panels, rear apron and a fix rear wing to notify drivers coming from behind.

Finally, the RS5-R rides on new 20-inch alloys that weigh 9.5kg (21 pounds) wrapped in 275/30 ZR20 performance tires.

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Audi Says RS7 Piloted Driving Concept Is the Sportiest Autonomous Car [w/Video]

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Audi unveiled the RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept car that will lap the Hockenheim track on October 17 and 19 at racing speed without a driver.

Audi Builds 500,000th A1 in Brussels, Makes Model's Popularity Official

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The Audi A1 is probably the only other car on the market that can rival the likes of the MINI Cooper. In fact, the appearance of the A1 Sportback may have even been the reason behind MINI’s decision to launch a five door model.

Now, some four years after it went into production, the model has reached the half-a-million produced mark.

Audi Makes LA Show Concept Official, Says it Will Redefine Brand's Design

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Audi won't confirm the name yet, but it has confirmed the world premiere of the first concept car to bear the signature of its new Head of Design Marc Lichte at the Los Angeles motor show in November.

Audi's First Teaser for its LA Show A9 Concept

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We reported about Audi's plans to reveal a telling A9 Concept at the upcoming LA Auto Show in November, and now we have what's claimed to be an official teaser.