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    1. Audi R18 with a Painted Livery Imagined by Joao Pedro Ferreira + Matte Black Audi LMP Retrospective



      Of course when Audi pulled the wraps off of its new R18 TDI last week the car was shown in a menacing matte black and exposed black carbon fiber. Audi has a tradition of showing its new cars in the so-called buff black most preferred by evil-doers and sith lords but the car is bound to get a new paint job or "livery" in racing speak though when that will first appear remains to be seen. Given ...
    2. Audi Exclusive Sighting: SSL Editor Visits Audi Exclusive Showroom in Neckarsulm, Posts to Flickr



      Our friend Zerin Dube, creator and editor of Speed Sport Life, has just returned from a trip abroad to Germany and has been posting photos all week to his Flickr account. A highlight of the trip, Zerin visited the Audi Exclusive showroom in Neckarsulm and shot some excellent-looking Audis including the brown S4 Avant above. Check out a few more below and, at the bottom, a link to Zerin's Flickr gallery. ...
    3. Mysterious R8 Spied at Nurburgring Might be R8 GT-RS Says AutoExpress, We Say It's Not.



      Check out this Audi R8 spotted running at the Nurburgring that's got everyone in a tizzy. The car is a bit of a mystery with a rear bumper from the R8 GT, larger side intakes, carbon fiber splitters, R8 LMS rear decklid window and, oddly, exhaust exiting directly through the back where the license plate usually sits.

      The shots, published in AutoExpress, are suggested ...
    4. Variety Magazine Lauds Audi's Smart Push in Product Placement for Movies and Television



      Variety Magazine has published an interesting story focusing on Audi's most successful push in recent years for placement of Audi products in both movies and television. The impetus for the story was Audi's Emmy celebration at Los Angeles' Cecconi's attended by stars from hit shows like 'Modern Family' ...
    5. SR Auto Group at It Again with Project Pur R8 'Phantom'



      We don't know what's in the water in British Columbia where SR Auto Group is located but we hope they keep drinking it up because the modified Audis this Canadian shop calls their own leave us speechless nearly every time. Case in point is this so-called 'Phantom' Audi R8.



      A mix of gloss and matte blacks ...
    6. Audi Exclusive Sighting: R8, A5 and TT in Java Green



      Audiblog.nl is having a Java Green fest apparently, posting photos of several Audis painted in this metallic green hue. The collection includes the above R8, an A5 and a second-generation TT but be aware that the TT shot features a topless model and is NSFW.

      More after the jump.

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    7. Video: Abt Sportsline Audi R8 Spyder Walkaround by Wolfsgruppe



      We've just stumbled across this video walkaround (below) of an Abt Sportsline modified R8 Spyder from the enthusiasts behind the Poland-based wolfsgruppe.com website. Thanks KlutchOnline for the tip.

      Audi R8 Spyder - ABT from Loniek on Vimeo. ...
    8. Cincinnati Reds' Audi R8 V10 is So Blue



      Via the celebrity car blog (and Jalopnik's Matt Hardigree) we've just stumbled across this Sepang Blue R8 V10 with color matched wheels. The car purportedly belongs to Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips. See more about it after the jump.

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    9. Audi Exclusive Sighting: Goldfinger's R8. Deal with that Mr. Bond.



      Scott Mitchell from the IamAudi blog has been travelling in Germany and, a man with enthusiast priorities, is making like most of us do who visit the Audi Forum Ingolstadt and stalking rare Audis. In this case Scott came across a gold-painted Audi R8 complete with black interior with orange accents. We're not sure it'd be our first choice in color schemes but it's probably just right for its owner (and also a James Bond super ...
    10. Gran Turismo 5 Collectors Edition DLC Cars Revealed, Audi R8 V10 Chrome Line Included


      The long slow tease seems shortly at an end. Gamers and driving sim aficionados eagerly await the release of the latest and greatest evolution of the Gran Turismo franchise and its programmers at Polyphony have today announced a Collector's Edition at $99.99 SRP. Among the benefits of the Collector's edition is a voucher for five exclusive downloadable cars with custom liveries. ...
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