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    1. Video: 5th Gear Tests the D4 Audi A8: Just Like KITT but without Hasselhoff



      5th Gear's Jonny Smith has filed a piece on the new A8 and it's quite entertaining. Typical 5th Gear spots include beautiful ambiance, a bit of whit and a quick rundown on the car. The summary is about what we'd expect and what we've seen - big compliments for the car's quality and delivery and a bit of a let-down on the looks as it ...
    2. Audi Exclusive Sighting: Audi R8 4.2 in Imola Yellow



      This isn't the first Imola Yellow R8 we've seen or even posted in our Audi News Blog before but this latest car posted over on Audiblog.nl grabbed our attention just the same. There's something about painting the R8 in that gold hue made mainstream on the B5 S4 that emphasizes the car's exotic nature. No, we wouldn't order one in Imola and most owners don't, preferring greys, blacks and silvers according to ...
    3. Coolest Garage of Audis This Side of Museum Mobile



      Jealous much? We certainly were after seeing a selection of photos posted over on RS6.com. A Taiwanese forum member by the name of Chuangs4 has posted shots of his garage and in about the most unassuming way that one does when one owns some of the coolest Audis known and likely the coolest garage in which to keep them this side of Audi's own Museum Mobile in Ingolstadt.

      How was the plug unassuming? ...
    4. 4 Season 2010 Audi S4: Supercharged Badging & Silver Optics



      With this installment of our 4 Season 2010 Audi S4 series we’ve decided to take a bit of a different approach. Fourtitude’s recent change to Vbulletin4 forum software has added some great new features including the opportunity for blog-like presentation. Given this new and flexible functionality, we’ve decided to change our format for more rapid updates about ...
    5. Allan McNish's Busy Post-Le Mans Schedule Will Include Goodwood Festival of Speed



      Allan McNish has updated readers of his website on what he's been up to since the 24 Hours of Le Mans on his blog. Here's the rundown.

      It took a week to get back to full fitness, full strength, full feeling after Le Mans. The emotional fatigue, the pressure, everything else about that race week is quite intense. Like I said in the previous Newsletter, we then went
      ...
    6. Photo Gallery: Heffner Performance and ADV.1 Wheels Garage Shoot with Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo



      We've just run across a new photo set from ADV.1 wheels that appears to have been shot in the garage of Florida-based Heffner Performance. Heffner is known for its twin turbo kits for multiple supercars including the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo that both star in the shoot.

      Check out the shoot at Photobucket or Heffner Performacne ...
    7. Render Suggests View of Audi A5 Facelift Due in 2012



      As part of its product lifecycle, the Audi A5 is due a facelift and our own sources tell us this will come in 2012 as a 2013 model. Those same sources say the car will be more than the typical freshening or P.I. (product improvement) though perhaps not quite as extensive as say a B6 to B7 A4. Either way, just how this freshened A5 will look is up for debate though we've found one intriguing render from ...
    8. Audi Sport Boss Says No (Again) to F1 Rumors



      In many ways it's the same old song. In the wake of a Le Mans win, F1 rumors start to fly about Audi in F1 and Audi Sport chief Dr. Wolfgang says no chance and makes news. There's not a lot new here to report.

      Audi is one of those brands that is synonymous with motorsport and the idea of an Audi F1 car rounding Monaco, returning the badge to the ...
    9. Strong Dollar Against the Euro Not a Good for North American Audi Factory Prospects



      Audi has made no secret of its intent to substantially grow brand sales and improved sales in the North American marketplace has always been a key component to such a strategy. Audi executives have readily admitted that they were examining the idea of a North American production facility be it part of the new Volkswagen Chattanooga plant or something different but a recent week falling Euro ...
    10. Photo Gallery: Audi Tradition Supports Donau Classic with Vintage Audi quattros and DKW GT Malzoni



      The Donau Classic event is a staple on the Audi Tradition calendar each summer and this year Audi chose to support the event with their recently purchased Brazilian DKW GT Malzoni and a range of vintage Audis. Audi AG boss Rupert Stadler piloted the DKW while board member Michael Dick tackled the event in an early Audi 80 rally car that predated the quattro era. Walter Rohrl also attended at the ...