My gut says that is to leave room. Wolfgang Egger pointed out to me that the Detroit e-tron is essentially the same footprint as a Polo. It'd be hard to produce that 'above TT'. AND, Michael Dick has regularly pointed out that the "R8 needs a little brother" and that "there's room between TT and R8 (for such a car)". My guess is that this thing gets renamed R3 by the time it comes to market. That it's an evolution of MQB (basically a mid-engine version of the transverse architecture) this or R1 since A1 will go to MQB in second gen makes most sense within the naming structure. R4 or any number above up to 8 should likely be reserved for a mid-engine longitudinal setup and the next-gen Boxster/Cayman have yet to be defined. You see where I'm going with this....
Interesting if they really do end up positioning the R4 below the TT. I wonder if that indicates a move up a bit for the TT, or if the R4 will really be much more basic than most people were thinking before.
We got in on a Q&A with BMW about sportscar racing as well and they said they have no interest in going into prototype racing. They sited wanting to 'race what they build' as a reason to stick with GT2 and also the costs of prototype racing being 'nearly F1' but I still wish they would. Granted, they have less resources than Audi for this sort of thing but it would be cool to see these two German rivals head-to-head on that track.
Makes perfect sense to be, they spent a TON of money only to end up failing on a grand scale. I could not blame them one bit for chucking the whole program in the trash bin and starting on the new stuff ASAP. If the R18 does the same thing to them next year I predict that Peugeot will not return to prototype racing for at least 5 years.
Just beyond cool.
Here is a link to a photo of the car in the video that I took at Paramount Studios in LA last November. From seeing the video, they definitely filmed the video at the Paramount backlot.
I have seen other photos of the car in the Flickr R8 group page as well.
great pics george
have a fantastic le mans
A7 pre-sales starts in September
In show-rooms from 15 October, as some dealers already posted on their websites: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...UbR7hfmtlIDM_A
Of course you cannot equate any Audi to whatever Ford and the 5 series GT is something...just wrong, but it's just that in case the A7 is regular fastback with huge rear screen wiper, then it simply falls out of the category the CLS created - being a sedan in form but coupeish limousine in desing.
Not much to change in this point anyway and I'm sure we'll adore the A7 unconditionally, these were just some thoughts here.
We've not heard of dual functionality either. It's nice I guess but the added weight is pretty insane if the BMW 5 GranTurismo is to be used as an example. My guess is that they'll mirror functionality of the A5 and I've never heard the A5 equated to a Mondeo.
Almost no chance at all.
I think the car is production ready
Some of the dealers have already seen the car, and they have been told by Audi that production will start in July and sales in September
I don't remember them saying anything about the two way opening trunk lid, but I'll ask again.
Any chance that it's gonna have two way opening trunk lid (like on Škoda Superb), so you could use the car as sedan like the cls. The fastback makes it more of a competitor to Ford Mondeo or Mazda 6 or Opel Insignia than Merc's cls. With all the deepest love to audis, this http://l.yimg.com/dv/izp/mercedes_be...ther_trunk.jpg looks much more appealing. Let's hope it'll match that Merc at least luxury wise and truly be more like a Sportback Concept than just a different body style for A6 (new one then).
better try this: http://www.motor-talk.de/forum/erlko...-t2744502.html
Edit button doesn't seems to work for me ...
Few days ago users of German forum motor-talk.de spotted the A7 on A38 near Leipzig
this is the original post on motor-talk, translated with Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/translat...ml&sl=de&tl=en
I can't attach pictures here so you'll have to check it out on the site
While I haven't confirmed, that the car is modified suggests Audi didn't 'place' it there but that the artist or director chose it and pulled the car from a private owner... perhaps the artist himself.
does it have 22" chrome rimmz
Way to aim low Audi. This is disgusting. What's next.... Paris Hilton? Timberlake going to do another lame video?
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