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    1. Audi DTM Star Mattias Ekstrom Rumored to Race Red Bull Toyota in NASCAR Round at Sonoma



      We knew Red-Bull sponsored Mattias has been testing Red Bull Racing's Toyota NEXTEL Cup Car last week at VIR and that Mattias is a whiz with tin topped racers, so maybe we weren't that surprised when we heard rumor that it took him little over an hour to get up to speed in the much heavier Toyota Cup Car. However, we were a bit more surprised to read today on Red Bull Racing's ...
    2. Audi S8 D4-Generation Render Likely VERY Close to Real Thing



      When it comes to rendering future Audi product, we're always most fond of future S-cars. Why? Audi's consistency in design of their S-car range makes creation of renders easy to do providing you pay attention to the cues. Last time around, in the case of the S8, we'd been tipped about when the car would bow and we'd known the then-new S design grille was grey with vertical chrome struts and the then-new wheel looked much like ...
    3. Rendered: Production e-tron or e-R8 by Designer Nuno Silva



      We found a collection of renderings over at Audiblog.nl by Portuguese artist Nuno Silva. Effectively Silva imagineered what a production e-tron might look like by adding more production believable components such as wheels, grille and rearview mirrors to e-tron imagery.



      So what do we think?
      The images are purely from Silva's ...
    4. Gallery Update: Worthersee 2010 Photo Gallery Added Including VW and Audi



      We wanted to alert readers of the addition of our 2010 Worthersee photo gallery. We've just added hundreds of shots from Volkswagen, Audi and contributors like Russ Taylor and Joachim Naess that all combine to tell a detailed story of Europe's biggest enthusiast show. Check them out via the link direct to the first page of new content below.

      VWVortex 2010 Worthersee Photo Gallery ...
    5. Video: Audi A1 "The Next Big Thing" - Episode 5

      The A1 saga continues with the latest release of Webisode 5. You may remember John (played by Justin Timberlake) had been pulled over by the police. Watch below.

    6. Gallery Update: Audi Worthersee 2010 Show Photos Added



      A wrapup on our front page is due later today but we wanted to alert readers of an expansion of our 2010 Worthersee photo galleries. Specifically, hundreds of shots from contributors Russ Taylor and Joachim Naess tell an even more detailed story of Europe's biggest enthusiast show. Check them out via the link direct to the first page of new content below.

      Worthersee Photo ...
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    7. Find of the Day: NSU 250cc Max Motorcycle on Ebay



      For those Audi enthusiasts who are also bike buffs, this NSU motorcycle we've found on Ebay should peak your interest. This 1956 250cc Max by the defunct NSU marque owned by Audi is in surprisingly pristine and surprisingly original condition. The bike's logged a reported 29,500 miles and is surprisingly located in Owasso, OK (USA). Check it out after the jump.

      Original Listing
    8. Video: EVO Magazine and AutoCar Magazine Test Drive United Autosports' R8 LMS GT3 Racecar



      We've just stumbled across several video clips on YouTube documenting two UK magazines (EVO and AutoCar) test driving the Audi R8 LMS racecar, specifically one of the United AutoSports cars. Watch below.

      EVO Magazine


      AutoCar Magazine
    9. Find of the Day: 1957 Audi / DKW Munga Beach Buggy on Crack



      Here's something you don't see every day. Take one DKW Munga, built by Auto Union during the 50s primarily for military use. Paint it yellow, fit it with mudder tires and rally lights, swap in an aircooled VW boxer four and you have one very unique beach buggy. We've just found this beast for sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL and listed on Ebay.

      Bidding is only at about $3K but there is a reserve so we've emailed the owner ...
    10. Gallery Addition: Volkswagen Group at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring



      Forget what you know about stereotypes. Germanic order seems to be lost on the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. This iconic racecourse aptly named ‘Green Hell’ features 14+ miles of winding undulating graffiti-marked pavement and turns known crassly as the ‘Toilet Bowl’. The 24-hour race that happens here each year features 20-some classes with a field of about 200 racecars encompassing ...