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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. More Audi R5 Rumors/Intel from AutoExpress



      The R8 is due for a little brother says AutoExpress. Audi board member Michael Dick once told us he liked the idea and AutoExpress suggests this "R4" will be based closely on the e-tron Spyder and feature the 2.5 TFSI pumping close to 400 hp with all-wheel drive and eventually a hybrid version pushing electric power via the front wheels.

      There are more ...
    4. 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 ...
    5. Kacher's German Intel Via Autobild: R5, R5 Sportback, A9 and More



      We've spoken enough good about Georg Kacher and his authority on far-reaching intel to perhaps look like a bunch of fanboys of the German/Anglo motor journalist. Fact is, Kacher's got contacts at the highest levels in the board of Audi and other German manufacturers so he usually knows what's what. And even though it may be so far out that it's subject to change, ...
    6. Say It Ain't So: Audi R4 Roadster a No-Go Says Auto Motor und Sport



      We can't say we're entirely ecstatic about the latest news & rumor story coming out of Auto Motor und Sport. If it's to believed, and A, M und S usually is, then the planned 'Audi R4' project has been canned. Here's a quick Google translation of the text about the R4.

      It was almost too beautiful, true to be: A little less expensive mid-engine roadster
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    7. Autobild Details Future Audi Models with Plenty of New Renders



      German automotive magazine Autobild has published their own intel report of new Audi models adn we've just found an English summary over at GermanCarBlog. The report is filled with renders made by our friend Larson and subjects of the report include the Audi Q3 crossover (due 2011), next-generation Audi A3 Sportback (due 2012), Audi Q1 (due 2013), Audi A2 (due 2014), ...
    8. Photography: New Studio Shots of Audi e-tron Spyder Concept Painted Red for Design Miami



      For those who followed Audi's presence at Design Miami this year you may have noticed this Audi e-tron Spyder painted in red. An e-tron Spyder Concept was first shown in Paris in September. That car was silver, so either Audi has built a second one or it has repainted the concept for its Miami showing. Either way, Audi has released a new set of studio PR shots of the car. Enjoy.

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