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    1. Volkswagen Group Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) Architecture Revealed This Week



      As most Audi fans are aware, a new generation of A3 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Those in the know also probably know that the A3 and other Audi models with transverse engines like the TT and eventually the A1 will move to a new modular transverse matrix dubbed MQB.

      If MQB sounds similar to Audi's already employed MLB (modular longitudinal matrix) that underpins or will underpin nearly every ...
    2. Spied: Believed Third Gen Audi TT Mule Surfaces



      Near as we can tell, what you see here are the first known photos of a TT test mule. The car, obviously wearing bodywork of the current car, was caught testing in Spain albeit from a distance and shot on 1900s era camera phone judging on the graininess. Still, the shots (and there are many so follow the link) capture the car from several angles.

      Granted, the bodywork is pretty much current TT so some might argue ...
    3. Possible Design Leak: Is This The New Audi TT in Photo from Audi Design Center?



      Okay, we'll admit we may be making something out of nothing here but you never know and what you see here is intriguing enough that we thought we should point it out. We've just published the news story about Wolfgang Egger taking over as Audi brand design chief and noticed Audi AG published a new portrait of the designer to go with the text. Standard practice on our staff is to look closely in the background of any photos coming ...
    4. On Location: Abt Sportsline Headquarters & Race Shop in Kempten Germany



      When it comes to the Audi world, Abt Sportsline needs no introduction. Best known as one of the longest-running Audi tuners going, Abt also represents Audi's lead factory teams in the DTM and also counts itself as an Audi dealer. Headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Abt is a day jaunt from other Southern Germany Audi destinations such as Ingolstadt and ...
    5. #N24 2011: ADAC 24h Classic Photo Gallery Added



      We've just added to our 2011 24 Hours of Nurburgring photo gallery with a collection of shots form the ADAC 24h Classic vintage race. As is typical of the grid for the 24h main event, the grid for the classic was an eclectic mix of metal and alloy. For Audi fans, we noted a thin mix that included this NSU TTS (above) and the car below that may be a Volkswagen ...
    6. On Location: Audi Experiments with Carbon Fiber Body Panels and TT Benefits



      Just before the recent Geneva Motor Show, Fourtitude visited the Audi Lightweight Design Center (ALDC) in Neckarsulm and had a chance to test drive a few very interesting vehicles (more to come on that later). While on location for the drives, we encountered a comparative display between the aluminum hood of a standard TT S-line ...
    7. What the Heck is an Audi T-Tron? Hint: It Doesn't Have T-tops



      What you see above is called the Audi T-tron? What's a T-tron? Answer: T-tron is a (photoshop) styling exercise by Theophilus Chin whereby he's applied the greenhouse of a production Audi TT to the body of Audi's quattro Concept.

      The result is interesting in that it shows the similarity of the quattro's design to other e-tron models. When we first spied the 3/4 above we thought the car might ...
    8. Pair of Citrus-Smooth Mk1 Audi TTs Featured on Eurotuner



      With prices of the original iconic first-gen TT still going lower, we've been particularly pleased by the number of significantly built Mk1s on the modified scene. Case in point are this pair of TTs owned by a father and son duo who brought them out to Wuste this season. Eurotuner Magazine was on hand and shot the two out in the desert.

      Given the bold nature ...
    9. Choice Tunes: Audi TT Gets Mention in New Swedish House Mafia and Tinie Tempah Single 'Miami 2 Ibiza'



      We first became aware of British rapper Tinie Tempah several months ago after a recommendation by Esquire Magazine UK via their Twitter feed. Back then we downloaded a few singles and added him to our subconscious iTunes watch list. This month he's set off our radar again with a new single produced in collaboration with Swedish House Mafia entitled Miami 2 Ibiza. A very infectious club track with ...
    10. Can't Get Enough Photos of New Audi TT RS Racecar? A Few More Sources for Your Viewing Pleasure



      Audi and the VLN endurance series both released several photos of the new TT RS racecar in its maiden race this past weekend at the Nurburgring. And while that's all well and good, a handful of photos only served to make us hungry for more. Fortunately an active user R5T posted pics and links to more shots (like the one above) in our Audi Sport forum.

      See the posted ...
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