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    1. Lamborghini SUV In the Works to Share MLB Architecture with Next Audi Q7 & Porsche Cayenne



      Remember the Lamborghini Estoque concept (teased above)? This edgy sedan was an experiment by Lamborghini, but one Sant Agata just as quickly dismissed when the market hit a recession back in 2008. That concept was based on Audi's then upcoming MLB architecture and experimented with ...
    2. Audi Exclusive Leverages Special Editions in Strategy for Growth



      There’s an aggressive push for growth at Audi, and while this strategy seems quite obvious when you look at high-demand new models, it can even be measured in smaller corners of the business such as quattro GmbH. We’ve learned that, even here at their high performance and custom tailoring division, Audi is pushing for aggressive gains in both performance cars ...
    3. Truth in Pictures: Audi R8 GT Meets R8 GRAND-AM in Daytona



      With the Audi R8 finally on a racing grid in America, it seems logical that American R8 owners will sit up and take notice. Attendance by a few R8s and their owners at the Audi Racing Experience hospitality presence was to be expected, but even still it was a treat to see a US-spec R8 GT make ...
    4. Volkswagen Group Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) Architecture Revealed This Week



      As most Audi fans are aware, a new generation of A3 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Those in the know also probably know that the A3 and other Audi models with transverse engines like the TT and eventually the A1 will move to a new modular transverse matrix dubbed MQB.

      If MQB sounds similar to Audi's already employed MLB (modular longitudinal matrix) that underpins or will underpin nearly every ...
    5. Forza 4 Adds Audi R18 TDI and S1 Group B Rally Car with February Download Pack



      Fire up the Xbox. If you're anything like us you've been saving up your Forza 4 gaming credits for this day. Details for the February Download Pack have just been posted by Forza on Facebook. Here's the Rundown.

      Available for purchase on Tuesday, February 6 via Xbox LIVE, the February American Le Mans Series Pack is a racers dream, featuring some of the hottest cars Forza 4 has ever featured in a DLC pack.
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    6. Details on New MQB Audi A3 Bound for Geneva Motor Show Debut



      Earlier today we posted a story about leaked Audi Geneva Motor Show plans though that story had the RS 4 in the headline. Another notable model from the leaked document that confirmed this news (seen below) also confirms information about the expected launch of the new A3 (seen in spy photos above).

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    7. Audi RS 4 Photoshop Makes Us Want to Give Out a Prize: B8 RS 4 Photoshop Contest!



      With news breaking just today about the RS 4's confirmation for Geneva, it's not a surprise that there's renewed interest in developing renders of the new car. The profile shots in our previous story are great and all, but they were done about two years ago and well ahead of the facelifted A4's arrival. We've just found this fantastic render over on AutoEvolution (news story and ...
    8. Audi RS 4 Confirmed for Geneva + New A3, A1 quattro and A6 allroad Says Leaked Document



      We've just run across an apparent leaked document that outlines Audi's plans for the Geneva Motor Show. Written in French but also appearing in Audi's official font, the document appears to be authentic and perhaps part of an internal briefing on the Geneva show. The document confirms the A3, A6 allroad ...
    9. Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona: Audi Sport Engineer Brad Kettler Presents R8 GRAND-AM



      On the eve before the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Audi hosted a small event at the Shores Resort in Daytona beach where the new R8 GRAND-AM was shared with journalists and a few race teams considering the car. Just yards away from the very beach where the original Daytona stock car races were first held, ...
    10. Audi Spoofs Twilight, Hints at Vampire Themed Super Bowl Commercial in Video Teaser



      Audi began its Super Bowl lead up back on Jan 17 when it confirmed that the LED lighting of the new S7 would be the focus of its 2012 Super Bowl Ad. One photo, released with some press copy, depicted the S7 driving through the woods at night. Then, just today, a new video teaser revealed by Audi on YouTube reveals even more of the plot and one that seems to spoof the popular 'Twilight' movie series just a bit.

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