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    1. Could Mid-Engine Audi R5 Be on Again? Kacher Deep Dive on VAG Platform Sets Suggests It Is.



      On again. Off again. On again. Off again. When last we heard intel on the much-rumored and much-lusted-for mid-engine Audi R5 (rendered above and proposed baby brother to the R8), the project was dead... done... kaput. Now the often extremely well connected Georg Kacher has published his latest Deep Dive column in Automobile Magazine and the piece says otherwise. ...
    2. Proposed Audi R8 Baby Brother, Rumored R4 or R5 Model Not Green Lighted



      More bad news for proponents of radical growth of Audi's sports car lineup - the proposed "little brother to the Audi R8" has been cancelled according to a highly placed source at Audi AG. Apparently when company directors looked into the feasibility it was determined that there just wasn't enough room for a car to be placed between the top TT RS and the base R8. ...
    3. Bloomberg Story Offers Industry Analyst Take on Audi and Volkswagen Group's Upcoming MQB Architecture



      Just one year after the debut of the A3 Concept that revealed Audi's plans for an A3 sedan, Ingolstadt will launch the first production version (a 3-door) of the all-new A3, again at the Geneva Motor ...
    4. Porsche 960 Could Share Next-Gen Audi R8 MSS Platform Says AutoCar Intel Report



      AutoCar has published an intel piece about the upcoming mid-engine Porsche project dubbed "Porsche 960" in previous intel we've seen in the press. The car, slated to position between 911 and 918 is expected to be Porsche's answer to the Ferrari 458. And, if this latest AutoCar report from Greg Kable is correct, the 960 may jump from the MSB-M architecture reported on two weeks ago by Georg Kacher to Audi's ...
    5. Audi R5 and Next-generation R8 Intel Update Via CAR Magazine Porsche Story



      CAR Magazine has published a series of intel stories about upcoming Porsche product and since it's from correspondent Georg Kacher, we listened closely. Kacher's sources tend to be board level so they're more than simple rumor and though this series was about Porsche, the Stuttgart brand's injection into the Volkswagen Group means that much of the intel carries ...