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    1. #4FACT Audi Sport quattro 4-Piston AP Racing Brakes Were Also Used on the Porsche 917



      #4FACT
      Audi Sport quattro 4-Piston AP Racing Brakes Were Also Used on the Porsche 917

      Context
      Researching for our TT RS and Sport quattro comparison article published today , we learned this interesting fact.

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    2. #4FACT - Q5 Wasn't the First Audi to Be Used as Porsche Test Mule. Early 928 Drivetrain Mules Were Bertone Designed C1 Coupe S



      #4FACT
      Q5 Not the First Audi to Be Used as Porsche Test Mule. 928 Mules Were Bertone Designed C1 Coupe S

      Context
      The Q5-bodied Cajun mule rounding the Nurburgring this week reminded us of less-known fact about the Porsche 928. Early drivetrain mules of that front-engined V8 GT were fitted with bodies of the C1 Audi Coupe 100 S styled ...
    3. Say It Ain't So: Audi R4 Roadster a No-Go Says Auto Motor und Sport



      We can't say we're entirely ecstatic about the latest news & rumor story coming out of Auto Motor und Sport. If it's to believed, and A, M und S usually is, then the planned 'Audi R4' project has been canned. Here's a quick Google translation of the text about the R4.

      It was almost too beautiful, true to be: A little less expensive mid-engine roadster
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    4. New Audi 'Car Carrier' Commercial Wins AdWeek's Ad of the Day on Wednesday



      In case you missed it, Audi released a new TV spot entitled 'Car Carrier'. Perhaps taking a poke at its own short supply situation where many popular models are hard to come by, Audi cleverly emphasizes the migration of customers from brands like BMW and Lexus in a very creative way. As an open-top car carrier chugs down a metropolitan highway, an ambitious BMW owner tries to lay claim ...
    5. Audi Design Team Reveals Trimaran Boat Student Design Project with Dual V12 TDI hybrid Drive



      The boat you see here doesn't exist, at least not yet... but the design is certainly intriguing. Brainchild of German design student Stefanie Behringer, this catamaran-ish boat with its R8 design cues and dual wave runners on each flank was hatched under guidance by Audi's concept design team in Munich.

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    6. Video: The Making of the Audi A1 clubsport quattro Worthersee Concept



      If you've been following along with news about the 503 bhp Audi A1 clubsport quattro , then you likely already know that you can test drive the car in Need for Speed World . That tie in also allowed for this fantastic 'making of' video from the folks at Need for Speed. Check it out below (and thanks Andy Blackmore of SpotterGuides.com for the tip!)

    7. Le Mans 2011: Full Event Photo Gallery Now Live



      We'll admit, we've been jammed trying to get our Le Mans content up. A cracking race left us quite on the run in France and now we're on the west coast to drive R8s through the end of the week. It's no complaint about the entertainment value of our week but it's leaving us quite behind in getting our coverage up for you. Expect more to come of plenty we gleaned during ...
    8. #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 ...
    9. Via 4T: Autoblog Quick Spin of Q3 S-line



      Autoblog European contributor Matt Davis attended the Q3 launch last week and has penned his impressions of Audi's newest and (thus-far) smallest crossover. And while Q3 reviews aren't all that rare since the launch began in Zurich, Matt's caught our eye because it focuses on the S-line version and includes plenty of unique photos.

      We love the S-line-trimmed steering wheel and those
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    10. Audi Sport's Le Mans Winning Engineer Leena Gade Catches up with MINI Rally Engineer Sister at Goodwood



      Having just won Le Mans, we were surprised no shots of Audi R18 chief engineer Leena Gade had filtered through from Imola. Then, we caught this story from the Telegraph and all was clear. Seems Leena attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend and managed to catch up with sister Teena whom she'd mentioned in our Le Mans video interview. Teena's the lead engineer on Kris Meeke's MINI WRC car, and the two managed a ...
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