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    1. Turbos in Motorsport 101 from Octane Magazine



      When it comes to automotive history and perspective, we can think of no better source than Brit-born Octane Magazine. From the same company that supplies EVO, Octane is essentially a similar formula to the typical British classic car mag but with a decidedly more stylish spin. That folks like Nick Mason (Audi Ambassador), Jay Leno and Stirling Moss are all columnists ...
    2. Audi Exclusive Sighting: Likely 911 GT3 RS-Inspired Audi TTS Coupe in Porsche Signal Green



      Here's one very interesting-looking Audi TTS found in the dealer stock of the Audi Zentrum Nurnburg - Marienberg in Germany. It appears the dealership or the owner dipped rather effectively into the Audi Exclusive options list and ordered themselves a TTS in what appears to be Porsche Signal Green. Opting also for black optics including gloss black painted wheels, blacked out grille, TTRS spoiler and carbon ...
    3. Audi Exclusive Sighting: Audi R8 4.2 in Imola Yellow



      This isn't the first Imola Yellow R8 we've seen or even posted in our Audi News Blog before but this latest car posted over on Audiblog.nl grabbed our attention just the same. There's something about painting the R8 in that gold hue made mainstream on the B5 S4 that emphasizes the car's exotic nature. No, we wouldn't order one in Imola and most owners don't, preferring greys, blacks and silvers according to ...
    4. Coolest Garage of Audis This Side of Museum Mobile



      Jealous much? We certainly were after seeing a selection of photos posted over on RS6.com. A Taiwanese forum member by the name of Chuangs4 has posted shots of his garage and in about the most unassuming way that one does when one owns some of the coolest Audis known and likely the coolest garage in which to keep them this side of Audi's own Museum Mobile in Ingolstadt.

      How was the plug unassuming? ...
    5. Photo Gallery: Audi Tradition Supports Donau Classic with Vintage Audi quattros and DKW GT Malzoni



      The Donau Classic event is a staple on the Audi Tradition calendar each summer and this year Audi chose to support the event with their recently purchased Brazilian DKW GT Malzoni and a range of vintage Audis. Audi AG boss Rupert Stadler piloted the DKW while board member Michael Dick tackled the event in an early Audi 80 rally car that predated the quattro era. Walter Rohrl also attended at the ...
    6. Audi Exclusive Sighting: Pink on Pink Audi S8



      You have to love Dubai. A land where the super wealthy make the super wealthy look poor is a natural place for automotive oddities such as this pink S8 to feel at home. We've featured pink Audis in this space before but this one takes the cake. First, this is clearly the most expensive pink ringer we've yet to see and second, god love 'em, it appears to have a custom pink leather interior.

      So what would pink on pink ...
    7. Prepping to Order Your Audi R8 GT? Download PDF Catalog and Order Guide Here.



      Surfing the Audi.de corporate website we've come across one very cool download. It seems Audi AG has recently added the consumer catalog for the awesome new R8 GT. Unfortunately the catalog is only in German but there's great detail in there including matte carbonfiber blades and accents as standard and four standard colors of Suzuka Grey, Somoa Orange, Ice Silver and Phantom Black. Learn more after the link and ...
    8. Audi Exclusive Sighting: Velvet Purple R8 V10



      Perhaps it's not a surprise that the highest install rates for special Audi Exclusive tailoring are on the Audi's R8. One of the latest we've spotted is this Velvet Purple example photographed by the folks over on the IAmAudi website. Even cooler, the car isn't just painted a special color - the owner opting for a cool-looking black and magnolia interior as well.

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    9. Hot Audi Rally Action from Octane Magazine's Chatsworth Rally Show 2010 Report



      Octane remains one of our single most favorite print magazines going and stories like the one linked below and alluded to above remind us why. Just published online, Octane editors have provided some cool photos and a quick report form the Chatsworth Rally Show that was held June 5-6 in the UK.

      Biggest draw for many though was the special display of Audi
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    10. Allan McNish Video Blog on YouTube from AutoSport.com



      When we posted a link to Allan McNish's video blog from Spa several weeks ago we were impressed by the behind the scenes view the Scot gave us even if it was out of focus, and even more impressed by how many of our readers thoroughly enjoyed the bit. So, when we ran into Allan at Le Mans we asked if he'd be continuing the video journal at ...