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    1. Also, let me add that I was kinda playing devil's...

      Also, let me add that I was kinda playing devil's advocate earlier, too. If someone put the two in front of me right now and said "go have fun in one of them" it would be the sport for sure. If they...
    2. Sorry - "Modern Conveniences." Silly poseur...

      Sorry - "Modern Conveniences."

      Silly poseur stuff like a decent stereo, climate control, bluetooth, Google Earth navi, 4G LTE internet connection, handwriting recognition and gesture control,...
    3. Let me preface this statement by saying the...

      Let me preface this statement by saying the following:

      I've been fortunate enough to drive a sport quattro.

      I've been in an MQB platform A3, but haven't driven one, or the S3, yet.


      That...
    4. It's not A6 sized. The A6 is 193.9" long. This...

      It's not A6 sized. The A6 is 193.9" long. This car is about 177" long. That's 16" shorter. It's still 5" shorter than even an A5, which is 182" long. Don't confuse being built on the same basic...
    5. Let's not forget, though, that the 2.5T is only...

      Let's not forget, though, that the 2.5T is only loosely based on the NA 2.5 from VW. They share displacement and bore spacing, but not much else. Something on the order of 85% of the parts are...
    6. If I had to *guess*, (and this IS a guess, again...

      If I had to *guess*, (and this IS a guess, again not based on any specific info) I would say it will still be a 2.5T. Quattro GmbH likes to use "special" engines in the RS models that are either...
    7. Yes, several times in a TTRS. It's a wonderful...

      Yes, several times in a TTRS. It's a wonderful engine with linear, smooth power delivery and a great sound.



      I don't know about that, but there are some legitimate issues with it. One, it's...
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      Remember, though, that those numbers were...

      Remember, though, that those numbers were generated on a totally different test cycle than the EPA uses, so our "official" numbers will probably come in fairly differently than that.

      -Tim
    9. Basically, yes. The new strategy across all of...

      Basically, yes. The new strategy across all of the VWAG brand groups is to use totally modular platforms. This starts with MQB for the transverse stuff and goes right up through MLB for longitudinal...
    10. Sorry. :( It does have an incredible exhaust...

      Sorry. :(

      It does have an incredible exhaust note, though. :)

      -Tim
    11. I wouldn't know, honestly. :) And I should...

      I wouldn't know, honestly. :)

      And I should probably clarify that the previous comment wasn't meant as a specific hint, just that the new engine is really pretty cool. I've seen one in person, and...
    12. Remember, though, that all of this math is...

      Remember, though, that all of this math is different with MQB than it was with previous platforms. One of the reasons that the current TT is so expensive is that the current platform was never...
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      I'd meant to mention that as well. There isn't...

      I'd meant to mention that as well. There isn't going to be a satellite antenna on the soft roof of the Cabriolet.

      -Tim
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      George also posted a short analysis, which is...

      George also posted a short analysis, which is here:
      http://fourtitude.com/news/audi-rumors-renders-spy-photos/so-what-exactly-is-that-covered-a3-variant-anyway/

      I share his opinion that it's...
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      Poll: I am one of those people. The noise the V8 makes...

      I am one of those people. The noise the V8 makes is simply fantastic.

      -Tim
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      What's under the cover?

      So George just posted a rather interesting photo from Audi Deutschland to our Facebook feed.

      It's the entire new A3 lineup, but what's that under the cover in the middle?

      ...
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      Poll: That TT is almost certainly tuned. I've driven...

      That TT is almost certainly tuned. I've driven stock ones, and while they're close, they're not faster than a stock V8, which was done on purpose. The TTRS is a great, great drive, but the experience...
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      Poll: First off, qualification wise: I've driven...

      First off, qualification wise:

      I've driven thousands of miles in various V8 R8s. Fourtitude had a V8 last year as our long term test car from Audi, and I drove it a bunch. I've done less than...
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      This isn't any more true than saying that Mazda...

      This isn't any more true than saying that Mazda used to be called Ford. Toyota owns 16.5% of Fuji Heavy Industries, which is the parent company of Subaru. They don't own the whole company, and Subaru...
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      FWIW, the key in that picture looks to me exactly...

      FWIW, the key in that picture looks to me exactly like the one that's been standard on Audi's with keyless entry / start for a while now.

      -Tim
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