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    1. 3.0 Twin Turbo with 7-Speed Manual Planned for Audi MLB B8-Based Variant, But Here's the Rub...



      Greg Kable has filed a most interesting report over at AutoCar. The report involves intel on a new engine - namely a new 3.0-liter twin turbo V6. The new engine will feature twin sequential Borg Warner turbochargers and air-to-air intercooler system and internal upgrades that will result in a power output in the neighborhood of 370 bhp and 400 lb ft. The engine will be paired with ...
    2. Video: Watch an Audi Fox (80 B1) Beat Up on 911 GT3s at the Nordschleife



      The car you see above may not look very intimidating but most car enthusiasts will tell you not to discount a car just for that. Light weight and track experience can make a world of difference and that's exactly the case in the video (below) we found posted on Jalopnik today.

      The Fox ...
    3. Audi Q5 Platform-Shared Porsche Crossover Name Changes to Macan



      Porsche has announced today a name change for its small Audi Q5-based crossover. Dubbed "Cajun" during development by Porsche themselves, Cajun was the believed nomenclature for the crossover that's been seen testing wearing Audi Q5 bodywork from the Nurburgring to northern Sweden. That name is officially changed though, confirmed as "Macan" by Porsche just this morning.
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    4. 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 ...
    5. Who's Who in the 2012 Rolex Daytona 24: Audi Perspective + Andy Blackmore Spotter Guide Released



      We're very pleased and privileged to announce another year of association with Andy Blackmore Design and those uber handy spotter guides. First up for the 2012 season and just in the nick of time is the guide for the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona. We've used Andy's guide to help put together this quick rundown of who Audi enthusiasts will want to watch battle it out this coming weekend in Daytona. Download your own high-res two-page ...
    6. McNish Bound for 24 Hours of Daytona and Aiming for All-Out Win While Rocky and Maybe Pirro to Join



      It seems Audi Sport works driver Allan McNish is headed for Daytona this month, having confirmed this morning that he will join former teammate Lucas Luhr and several others to drive a Starworks Motorsport Riley Ford Daytona Prototype in a bid for an all-out win. McNish and Luhr will join 2010 winner ...
    7. Spied: Audi Q5-bodied Porsche Cajun Mules Testing in Northern Sweden



      Given the two will share platform components, it's not been much of a surprise that Porsche continues to test prototypes of their upcoming Cajun crossover with Audi Q5 bodies. The Audi Q5 is in production and the site of a Q5 on public roads isn't exactly something special. Perhaps these mules go all but unnoticed most of the time... key terminology being "most of the time" since ...
    8. Audi Q6 Still on Track Says Walter de'Silva, Head of Design for Volkswagen Group



      It's not like we were questioning whether the upcoming Audi Q6 had been dropped from Audi's development plans, but confirmation of the car by the Volkswagen Group's design boss are worth a mention and they come from Automotive News Europe via Autoblog.

      If you've been keeping track, Audi will now be in charge of initial development of large (longitudinal engine fitment) ...
    9. Porsche Plans Audi Q5-derived Cajun. Intel Examined.



      It's no secret that Porsche is working on a baby Cayenne known internally as Cajun and set to be based on the same MLB matrix used for the Audi Q5 and said to share a fair amount with the four-ringer crossover. No surprise then that the Cajun test mule shown above and running laps at Nurburgring simply wears Q5 bodywork. Of course, there will be differences when Cajun goes to market ...
    10. 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 ...
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