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    1. Lamborghini SUV In the Works to Share MLB Architecture with Next Audi Q7 & Porsche Cayenne



      Remember the Lamborghini Estoque concept (teased above)? This edgy sedan was an experiment by Lamborghini, but one Sant Agata just as quickly dismissed when the market hit a recession back in 2008. That concept was based on Audi's then upcoming MLB architecture and experimented with ...
    2. Audi Design Boss Stefan Sielaff Outlines New Direction for Brand Design, Reveals "AQR" Design Strategy



      Audi brand design chief Stefan Sielaff outlined future plans for Audi's design language recently at an evening event held at a London Audi dealership. The push for a change is more than just the natural evolution that occurs over time. The brand is pushing a massive growth strategy that will result in a significant proliferation of models. The move will further differentiate ...
    3. Porsche 960 Could Share Next-Gen Audi R8 MSS Platform Says AutoCar Intel Report



      AutoCar has published an intel piece about the upcoming mid-engine Porsche project dubbed "Porsche 960" in previous intel we've seen in the press. The car, slated to position between 911 and 918 is expected to be Porsche's answer to the Ferrari 458. And, if this latest AutoCar report from Greg Kable is correct, the 960 may jump from the MSB-M architecture reported on two weeks ago by Georg Kacher to Audi's ...
    4. First Real Life Photos of New Audi S8 Plus First Impressions by Journalists



      Hot on the heels of the initial photo/info reveal from Ingolstadt and ahead of next week's Frankfurt Auto Show, we're getting more and more photos and first driving impressions out of Europe. Last week Audi held a 'Cylinder on Demand Workshop' for members of the European press where they highlighted their latest technical achievement showcased ...
    5. Next-Gen Audi A3 Design Sketches via AutoCar from Audi Design Team



      AutoCar dropped a second mix of official Audi design images on their website today. While the first set showed an upcoming R8 GT Spyder, this set shows an idea of what production versions of the Audi A3 will look like when the next-generation car debuts later this year.

      Autocar sources suggest that when the A3 goes on sale with 3-door, 5-door Sportback, Cabriolet and ...
    6. Audi Design Team Releases R8 GT Drawings Via AutoCar Magazine



      It was likely a foregone conclusion but it would appear that Audi is readying an R8 GT Spyder for the market according to Brit car magazine AutoCar and their proof are a collection of four design drawings (two interior, two exterior, all four available after the jump below).

      Autocar says a prototype of the R8 GT Spyder will be on display at Le Mans in June and then ...
    7. Behold the Power of the Internet Echo Chamber and the Audi quattro Concept



      Behold, the Audi quattro Concept. Ever since Audi showed the thing at the Paris Auto Show last fall everyone from fans to journalists to Audi's own staff have been hopeful that the Audi board of directors would green light the thing ...
    8. AutoCar Blogger Identifies How Auto Design Got So Boxy with Analysis of Audi 50



      Anyone familiar with the late 70s and early 80s designs coming from Audi and other manufacturers at the time would not be surprised to hear the word "boxy" used as a descriptor. At a certain point in the early to mid 1970s, styling houses like Bertone (believed involved in the design of the Audi 50) and Giugiaro (responsible for the ...
    9. Rumor Alert: New 4.0T Details from AutoCar by Way of Bentley



      We first heard about the upcoming 4.0T FSI several years ago from a highly-placed source as a likely candidate for future S8, S6, S7 and even RS variants as Audi downsizes out of V10s. We've even written about it several times ( HERE , HERE , HERE , and HERE ). Bentley even confirmed their own intent to use the motor in their Paris press release about the ...
    10. #via4T: AutoCar Offers up First English Language Review We've Seen of New Audi A6



      Audi has begun the press rollout of its new A6 sedan in Palermo, Italy and though we're prepping to head to the Sicilian city in order to see for ourselves in February we'll have to live vicariously through the Brit books like AutoCar until we can see for ourselves. In this case the Brit book was AutoCar and the A6 a 3.0 TDI quattro with S-line package. How'd it fare? Read it ...
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