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    1. Chapter 6 ? ?Simplify, then add lightness?

      by , 12-26-2015 at 12:11 AM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars, and purveyor of all things simple and lightweight. No need for me to extoll his virtues; hundreds of Internet goers have already done so with an in-depth Wikipedia page. If you remember, I touched upon my preference for simplicity in my last entry.

      The interesting thing about Mr. Chapman’s statement about adding power, versus subtracting weight, is that while building the Corrado RS in this direction, I never experienced the fruits of my labor ...
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    2. TT Blog - Post 6 - Life Happens While You Are Busy Making Plans

      In December of 2011 I was pushing some things around the garage when I noticed a cardboard box was starting to get weak on the bottom. Oh no! This whole tower of crap is going to land right on the TT and scratch the paint! The balancing act continued for what seemed an eternity - about 3 seconds - before the top box fell right onto the hood of the car. I pushed the rest of the stack the other way and used the re-bound inertia to bring myself back to the box on the car - afraid to drag it across ...
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    3. Corrado RS, Chapter 3 - Suspension Part 2

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:19 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      The everyday driving aspects for the RS will not change much, though I might not cover as many miles. The major change will be more competitive driving – SCCA autocross, High Performance Driving Events, random track days, and, with some hope, Time Attack. If Sport Compact Car was still in print, I'd throw Corrado RS into the ring for The Ultimate Street Car Challenge. The goal is to drive to the events, swap brake pads, compete, and drive home. There will also be the odd Volkswagen show or automotive ...
    4. Find of the Day: Own Your Own R8 LMS. Phoenix Racing Offers 2011-Spec Cars for Sale.



      Yes the R8 GRAND-AM is now testing in the USA and if, like us, you're insanely jealous of Ian Baas and the boys at APR who'll be able to race the thing this summer then perhaps you should turn your attention to Team Phoenix. Turns out the German team is selling off two of their R8s from the 2011 racing season (chassis ...
    5. 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) ...
    6. Spied: Audi A3 3-Door Cold-Weather Testing



      As winter sets in to the northern hemisphere, Audi's team of engineers and fleet of future product mules have headed north to the barren areas of remote Sweden. So too have spy photographers and the latest set of shots to come in from our spy photog sources show that the 3-door Audi A3 is still very much in the cycle of cold weather testing.

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    7. NPR Assesses Audi's Growth, Names Justin Timberlake, Interviews Audi CMO Scott Keogh



      National Public Radio (NPR) published a story this week highlighting the unrivaled growth by Audi in the luxury car market over the last few years. Fans of the brand or simply those curious will want to take note, because this relatively short piece touches on a number of facets about the brand and makes a few key points. Siting celebrity ...
    8. Breaking: Audi AG Drops Manual Transmission 6-Speed for EU Market Facelifted S4 and S5 Range. US Retains Them!



      In a move you don't always see from Audi, we've stumbled across an interesting turn of events surrounding manual transmissions in next year's facelifted S4 and S5. When a friend from Audi AG pointed out to us that he couldn't get a manual transmission in a 3.0 TDI A5 Sportback and then another our friend Mike ...
    9. Audi Driver: 'Modern Family' Patriarch Drives Audi A8 for Season 3



      Since its launch in 2009, ABC's 'Modern Family' has re-set the comedic bar and brought energy back to the television sitcom. Centering on three hardly traditional and unintentionally hip families living in Southern California, it's not surprising that one of them ended up driving an Audi.

      As patriarch of the family, Jay Pritchett (played by Ed O'Neill) leads the crew. He's both father and grandfather to the ...
    10. Audi Confirms US Production Plant Says Automotive News



      Automotive News is claiming to have an exclusive in their confirmation this weekend that Audi now plans to build a plant in the USA. "It is totally clear that we need new production capacity in the USA. The only question is when." said company CEO Rupert Stadler in an interview.

      A second source of AN also told the publication that a second plant bbuilding engines and transmissions ...
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