Autoweek drives the ABT R8 GT R

Dutch motoring magazine Autoweek reviews the mighty ABT R8 GT R. The R8 GT R churns out a massive 456 kW (620HP) and as a result travels extremely quickly: top speed is 325 km/h (202 mph), while 0-100 km/h (62 mph) happens in just 3.2 seconds. 200km/h arrives in a mere 9.9 seconds. READ MORE »


2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Trailer

Here’s the new trailer from Porsche featuring its 2012 911 (991) Carrera model. The Carrera is powered by a new 3.4L unit, developing 350 hp. With PDK the 0-62 mph time is 4.6 seconds – 0.1 quicker than the 997. If you specify the optional Sport Chrono Pack, a press of the Sport Plus button reduces that time to 4.4 s. READ MORE »


Fatlace meets RWB’s Nakai-San

The guys from Fatlace spent a few days at RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF in Japan. Nakai-San from RWB creates some of the most unique and insane Porsches in the world, this film captures the heart and soul of the RWB workshop. Whether you’re a fan or not, Nakai-san’s dedication can not be ignored. READ MORE »


Superchips boosts the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport

Superchips, the UK tuning specialists, has had Audi’s A1 1.4 TFSI Sport model on its rollers, optimising the car’s ECU, which has resulted in a impressive upgrade for the baby hatchback.

Suitable for 1.4 TFSI Sport cars equipped with either the six speed manual or seven speed S-Tronic transmission, the remapping of the Bosch MED17 ECU takes output from 120 bhp up to 146 bhp. That upgrade means the A1’s 0-60 mph time is reduced from 8.9 seconds to just 7.8 s, while 50-70 mph in 5th gear is also cut by 1.1 seconds.

The conversion is available immediately, priced at £ 455 (€ 514).

[Source: Superchips]


Audi A1 video mapping

You may be familiar with the work of Russian design studio, Raduga Design. It specialises in video advertisements and installations, producing some impressive results on tower blocks and monuments etc. Well, it recently projected footage directly onto Audi’s baby A1 model – with fantastic results. Enjoy. READ MORE »


2012 SEAT Exeo and Exeo ST revealed

SEAT has tweaked its Exeo and Exeo ST models for 2012. Still basically the old Audi A4, the Exeo receives new bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, honeycomb grilles and LED rear light clusters. The makeover also includes newly-designed alloy wheels – in 17 and 18-inch diameter.

All common-rail TDI models enjoy reduced fuel consumption as well as a cut in CO2 emissions of around 7 g/km, meaning the 88 and 105 kW (120 and 143 hp) saloons fitted manual transmission dip below the 130 g/km mark. Combined fuel consumption drops to 5.2L/100km (5.3L/100km on the ST).

The more powerful models in the range – the 147 kW (200 hp) 2.0 TSI and 105 kW (143 hp) 2.0 TDI – are available with a multitronic transmission featuring flappy paddle gear shifters.

If you’re the type who gets all nostalgic about the B7 A4 get yourself down to your local SEAT dealership. It’ll be like picking up an 18-year old Angelina Jolie.

[Source: SEAT]




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