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    1. Audi A1 Sportback Details Including Picture Detailed in ETKA + Other New Intel



      We're following a few stories from Spanish language automotive blog Paraisomotor.com this morning, all of which stem from intel they've dug up from the Volkswagen Group's parts database known as ETKA. This time around the intel is backed with a diagram that clearly depicts the subject... the Audi A1 Sportback.

      Looking at the image, it's obvious Audi won't be taking any stylistic departures from the current ...
    2. EVO Magazine Drives "Red Sonja", Le Mans-Winning Audi R18 TDI



      When it comes to driving cool Audis, I can't complain. As editor of Fourtitude I've had the chance to sample cars like the R8 GT , the R8 V12 TDI Le Mans Concept , the Audi quattro Concept and even an early A5 drivetrain mule of the latter dubbed "The Beast" . It's rare that I'm green with envy, but that's exactly the case with pre-eminent driving connoisseur buff book EVO Magazine out of the UK... for the THIRD time. ...
    3. Video: Stephan Reil on the US Launch of the Audi TT RS



      On hand in Pahrump, NV last month for the US market introduction of the Audi TT RS, quattro GmbH product czar Stephan Reil performs a quick intro of the latest RS car for North America. Watch below.

    4. Help Wanted: Audi of America Announces Full-Time Internship at Herndon, VA Headquarters



      A friend in Herndon dropped us a note this week to see if we knew of any good candidates for a new position that's just opened up at Audi headquarters in Herndon, VA. Seems AoA has created a position called Product Information Intern, a "full-time internship" set to begin in November. We hear they'd really like an ...
    5. Audi S8 Voted 'Most Coveted' by Car Thieves Says NHTSA Study



      The American National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has just released a study tracking theft rates of model year 2009 automobiles in 2009 and the Audi S8 gets an honorable mention. While there's no danger such a rare car as the S8 will be out-stolen by mass market car thief favorites such as the Toyota ...
    6. On Location: 4 Days at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt (Part 4), Including the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet!



      Thus far this week, we've posted galleries from three recent visits to the Audi Forum Ingolstadt on October 18 , October 20 and October 21 . Hitting the same place in just such a short amount of time, we'd expected to begin to see the same old same old... and were quite surprised when we were wrong. Our fourth and final visit (for now), came about a week later ...
    7. Choice Gear: Grand Theft Auto V #GTAV Trailer Released Today Complete with Audi R8 Spyder



      While it won't be on most parent's must-have list of video games junior should be playing without supervision, most with any savvy around a gaming console will certainly name Rockstar Games' 'Grand Theft Auto' series as a major guilty pleasure. Take note then Audi enthusiast wary parent or guilty gamer, Rockstar has released the trailer for its new Grand Theft Auto V. Even better, it appears one of the cars in the game might just ...
    8. On Location: 4 Days at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt (Part 3)



      As mentioned, over the last two weeks we've had the rare chance to visit the Audi Forum Ingolstadt on four separate occasions. What we found was that there's nearly always something very, very unique in the Audi lexicon to see in and around the brick piazza that makes up the heart of the forum at Audi's headquarters. Of course intended destinations like the Museum ...
    9. On Location: 4 Days at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt (Part 2)



      As mentioned yesterday, we've spent the better part of the last two weeks in Germany and over four of those days we stopped in for a visit at Audi's world headquarters in the form of the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. With so many nearly back-to-back visits, we expected to see much of the same after the first stop though this was not the case. Back only two days later ...
    10. Rendered Speculation: B8 Audi RS 4 Sedan



      Render artist extraordinaire Theophilus Chin is at it again. PR shots of the facelifted Audi A4 are barely a week old and Chin has gone ahead and rendered an RS version already. High-res pics both front and rear are available after the jump below and are worth closer examination as Chin does what he's best known for, which is clean rendering and staying consistent with what is expected from the manufacturer. ...
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