MOTOR TREND TESTS THE AUDI A7 SPORTBACK


Here’s an informative test from America’s Motor Trend, featuring the beautiful Audi A7 Sportback. It’s that 3L supercharged V6 powerplant that appears to take the guys by surprise; producing a relatively humble 310 hp, and even without the DSG transmission (which didn’t make it to America) the A7 manages to crack 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds and acheive a quarter mile time of 13.8 seconds. READ MORE »

 

R18 TDI BENEFITS FROM AUDI CONNECT


Thanks to Audi connect, the Ingolstadt company’s road cars, such as the A8 and A7 Sportback, are capable of getting online. But, as far back as 2001, its Motorsport division has had similar systems operating on its race cars. Initially, basic information such as tyre pressures could be relayed to back to the pits, but fast-forward to 2011 and the cars can collect an amazing 16 Megabytes of data per lap, which helps the team to monitor everything from engine mapping to brake balance, before relaying instructions back to the driver, who can make corrections to the car’s setup via his steering wheel.

[Source: Audi Motorsport]

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PROJECT KAHN INTRODUCES THE AUDI TR8


Project Kahn, the Bradford-based UK tuninghouse, has created the Audi TR8 – a package for Audi TT owners who feel the need to separate themselves from other owners of the popular Ingolstadt coupe. Personally, we quite like the new bumpers and we were already fans of the company’s 20-inch RSV alloy wheels, but those R8-style sideblades were always going to divide opinion…

[Source: Project Kahn]

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MERCEDES-BENZ UNVEILS BUS OF THE FUTURE


Mercedes-Benz has created a bus based on its Citaro G model, as part of the European Bus System of the Future transport project that will be shown at the Bremen bus show from today. Its futuristic bus includes such goodies as WLAN, GPS, and LCD monitors showing everything from onward connections to cultural, political and business information.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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MOTORVISION REVIEW: AUDI R8 GT


Patrick Simon drives Audi’s sweet R8 GT for Germany’s Motorvision. With a 560hp V10 engine and a top speed of 198.4 mph, the GT is the fastest and most powerful car in the current model line. Only 333 examples of this limited-edition supercar will be sold worldwide. READ MORE »

 

PORSCHE BOXSTER E PROTOTYPES ATTRACT POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS


The two Porsche Boxster E prototypes at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin last week have proved to be a real smash with the public. At the forum for sustainable mobility, which was staged for the eleventh time this year, representatives from politics, industry, trade and research discussed the environmentally-friendly mobility and vehicle concepts of the future. The trips in the electric Boxsters were in particular demand amongst the expert audience. On a sporty circuit, the vehicles demonstrated that a Boxster with electric drive still remains a genuine Porsche in terms of driving dynamics.

[Source: Porsche]

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