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    1. New D4 Audi A8 Body Kit Invents "RS8" Look



      Though perhaps they've wished otherwise, every Audi enthusiast knows Ingolstadt's never affixed its RS initials on the backside of its Q-ship A8. Likely executives and brand managers don't think the raw performance nature suits Audi's big Q-ship though that hasn't stopped Germany's Hofele Design from taking a stab at it and with a very clean result. ...
    2. Pacific Northwest Audi Expo 2011 Event Report



      In case you didn't know, there's a large Audi-only enthusiast show in the Pacific Northwest that continues to grow. While we've never attended the Pacific Northwest Audi Expo, our previous experience with Audi-VW shows in the region (WaterWagens and WaterWerks to be specific) has proven to us that the quality of cars in the region is top tier. And looking through the photos, cars like this Audi ...
    3. More Audi Q5 Bodied Test Mules Today at Nurburgring, This Time from Porsche



      One thing is sure about this menacing-looking Q5 spied testing at the Nurburgring this week, it's not from Audi. LB plates (meaning Ludwigsburg) denotes the car originates from Porsche just in case the blacked-out Cayenne wheels didn't tip you off. What you're looking at is the latest test mule for the upcoming Porsche Cajun set to share platforms with the Audi Q5... so no real surprise ...
    4. First Audi Q6 Test Mule Sports Modified Q5 bodywork



      An interesting set of new Audi spy photos came across our virtual desktop this morning, showing what outwardly may look like a Q5 but is most likely a Q6 drivetrain prototype.

      Why Q6? Whatever it is, this crossover appears to be both longer and wider than the Q5. Note the extension in wheelbase added in between the front and rear doors in addition to fender arch extensions from the Audi ...
    5. New Prove Photos of Audi Q7 Pickup Is Real? Not Exactly.



      Autoguide.com has published a few more photos of that Q7 pickup that popped up a few weeks back and raised some eyebrows in the blogosphere. Autoguide says they initially thought the car was a photoshop, but now believe it's real... though perhaps a re-bodied VW Amarok pickup truck.

      So What Do We Think?
      We've always thought the Q7 pickup was real, and have never thought it to be ...
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    6. Audi Announces Petit Le Mans Motorsport Experience Hospitality Details



      With the Audi R18 TDIs running solely in the International Le Mans Cup this year, this means just two races for Audi's Le Mans-winning prototypes in the USA. One race, Sebring, happened last Sprint leaving next month's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta your last chance to catch them Stateside. Given this, and the fact that Audi's Motorsport Experience hospitality ...
    7. In His Own Words: Former Audi Racer, Current TT RS Owner Don Istook



      Former Audi racecar driver and TT owner/enthusiast Don Istook recently took delivery of the very first TT RS to be placed in owner's hands here in the States recently and has shared the experience. Published over on Quattroworld, the piece highlights his own racing history here in the States and continues on to his new 2012 TT RS coupe. Read it after the jump.

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    8. Video: Now We Know Why the Audi urban concept Was in Berlin This Week!



      You may recall that the day before Audi released details and drawings of the Frankfurt-bound Audi urban Concept , the car skinned with psychedelic test mule camouflage raised eyebrows when it made a brief appearance in a busy section of Berlin. Now, Audi has released a teaser made from footage shot that day. Watch it below.

    9. OSIR Design Releases Carbon Fiber-Rich Line for Audi Q5



      OSIR Design, best known for carbon fiber parts and trim manufacturing has released a line for the Audi Q5. And while the Q5 might not be immediately expected to be a platform for carbon fiber upgrades, we're liking the idea. Those looking for a more of an OE+ sort of aesthetic might skip weight saving items like a carbon fiber hood or the aggressive-looking carbon fiber grille, but since there's ...
    10. Audi R8 GT Week plus: Video 4 of 4, "Weight Optimized"



      For this last video in Audi USA's 'R8 GT Week', Audi Sport legend Emanuele Pirro returns one last time to talk about the R8 GT's drop in weight over its more common R8 siblings. Between useful trivia from Emanuele, viewers are greeted with shots of the car roaring around Infineon. Watch below.