Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Audi RS4 Avant with 450hp coming

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It has recently been reported that Audi will debut the RS4 Avant with 450 horsepower at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The 4.2L V8 will of course have quattro and use an S tronic transmission. Information was leaked from Audi's Swiss importer AMAG (see document)


(Images are rendered from WCF member MOMOYAK)

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Here are two currently high profile Porsche's caught out in public near Stuttgart. Thanks to our friend Toldi who captured these videos. Great work!
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Volkswagen will soon own all of Porsche

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Currently, Volkswagen owns 49.9% of Porsche and reports here in Germany are stating that on February 14, 2012, VW will purchase the remaining 50.1% for complete ownership. According to Der Spiegel, VW will pay €3.9 billion (around $5.1B USD) to own the company that was originally started together with VW by Dr Ferdinand.

The overall takeover could mean more VW's and Porsche's will be built joint together. As of now it is said that Porsche will still act as it does currently with no change to racing and vehicle development, even though they will share the same CEO and CFO.

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Porsche 911 Speedster (991) Rendering

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Here is the latest renderings of the possible return of the Speedster in 991 fashion. It looks good, but not much different than current. Still worth a look.



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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Video: VW at the North American International Auto Show

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Video: Qatar Motor Show Highlights

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Video: Porsche at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Video: Audi R8 GRAND-AM at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Porsche Panamera wide track tuned by Kahn

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This is the latest kit from Kahn for the Pannamera. Rolling on 22-inch wheels the exterior has wide body kit with vented front and rear wheel arches, a new front lip, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, tinted tail lamps, and quad exhaust pipes.





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Video: Chip Foose - My First Volkswagen Golf

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Video: Audi S7 takes on Twilight

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This is one of Audi's 60-second commercial that will air during Super Bowl XLVI (US football). With a huge audience during the game, commercials have become big budget productions costing $3.5 million for each 30 second spot.

2014 Passat rendering

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This is the latest image of what the new passat might look like. Obviously taking styling cues from the Cross Coupé concept and riding on the new MQB platform. Volkswagen has stated this will be their new direction for visual identity.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

2013 Porsche 911 Turbo will have Tri-Turbo system

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In a recent patent application submitted by Porsche, it shows that the next 911 turbo will have a three-turbo set up. The 3.8L flat-six will have a smaller turbo close to the engine to eliminate boost lag at low speeds and provide more off-the-line power. The other twin turbos appear to be in the same location as previous handling hard pulls and top-end power. The addition of the third turbo will also reducing emissions and improve fuel economy.

We won't see anything official for awhile since the new 911 turbo is about a year away from its debut. It is rumored to have around 550 horsepower for the base model.

Also, we can expect the tri-turbo system in the next GT2 and GT2RS.


(Images are latest testing spy pics)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Video: Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 - Last Drive Before Hibernation

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Video: Audi A1 Sportback review

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2012 Audi A4 tuned by ABT

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This is the new tuning kit from ABT Sportline for the facelifted Audi A4 & S4.
The exterior has been modified all around including a newly designed front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, fender vents, and trunk spoiler. Rolling on and 19 or 20-inch wheels, the kit also includes a sports exhaust system. Engine modifications are as followed for each application: 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder turbo is pumped up to 271 hp. The 3.0L TFSI V6 jumps to 429 hp (with a top speed of 175mph and 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds). The 3.0L TDI puts out 278 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque.



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Porsche Boxster Turbo?

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A 2013 Boxster turbo appeared on the web recently, and while there is no official model, it does sound interesting. This is a rendering (by Milanno Artworks-2) of "what if" Porsche created it. Such a model would compete with the 911 turbo cabrio and sounds unlikely, but just the fact that it is being talked about has us thinking. Is it time for the Boxster turbo? for those who think the Boxster S is just not enough? Time will tell, as Porsche is always coming out with new variations of their models.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Volkswagen bringing the Up! GT into production

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A recent report states that VW has given the green light for the Up! GT. The concept that was revealed had a sporty feel all around with its front end, wider grille, bigger brake ducts, rear diffuser, spoiler, twin exhaust pipes, 17-inch wheels, and LED running lights. Rumor has it that the GT will be powered by a three-cylinder turbo engine with 110bhp and six-speed gearbox.

If the Golf GTI is too big/expensive, and the Polo GTI is still a bit too big, then the Up! GT might be just right.



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Monday, January 23, 2012

Audi A7 tuned by B&B

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Here is the latest kit for the A7 from B&B Automobiltechnik. The exterior modifications include fender vents, a lowered suspension, and 19- to 21-inch alloy wheels.
There are three stages available for the 3.0L V6 TFSI. Stage one produces 380hp (361 lb-ft of torque). Stage two adds a high-flow air intake and better effective intercooler to produce 402hp (383 lb-ft of torque). Finally stage three adds a sport exhaust on top of what was included in stage two for a total of 419hp (398 lb-ft of torque).





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Volkswagen Up! five-door revealed

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Volkswagen has released the first photos and details of the five-door Up!.
It will be available for order in Germany staring in March and the rest of Europe in summer. The only engine available is the three-cylinder 1.0L with BlueMotion tech (including a stop/start system) producing 60 - 75 bhp depending on the trim package.





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SpyShots: 2013 Audi RS6 Cold Weather Testing

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Here are the latest spy pics of the new RS6 out testing in Sweden. The aggressive front bumper, fender flares, and ceramic brakes are clues that this is an RS.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

New 2013 Porsche Cayman rendering

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These are the latest renderings of the new Cayman on its way. Based on the release of the new Boxster gives us an idea of what to expect. Renderings were created by Wild Speed for Porscheboost. The official release of the Cayman should be right around the corner.



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Video: Supercharged Audi RS4 tuned by MRC

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MRCTUNING SUPERCHARGED B7 RS4 from MRC Tuning on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Video: Development of Porsche Identity - The new 911

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Volkswagen wants to become the equivalent of Apple

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Volkswagen is looking to be the "Apple" in the automotive industry. VW CC exterior design chief, Martin Kropp, said “You have Apple and you have other products. This is what VW wants to be.” Inspiration for the new styling came from Mont Blanc fountain pens, Apple products and designer watches. All these products are nice to look at and have a function, along with extensive engineering involved.

Volkswagen wants to stand out for being unique, quality, and desirable.

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SpyShots: 2013 Porsche Panamera

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These are the latest spy pics of the Porsche Panamera facelift out in the snow. No further details at this time.



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Video: Audi A2 Concept

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Volkswagen Bugster could make production

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There is a report the VW is considering the Beetle Bugster (Speedster) for production. It's all hinging on the demand for the model. It's might not come as an electric version like the concept, but the debut of the chop top Beetle was a tester for customer demand. Volkswagen designer Mark Lichter said "There is a serious proposal for a speedster Beetle will come for production, we just need to find the business case."

Let's hope they can pull this together and bring this sleek looking Bug to the road.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Porsche Panamera tuned by Wald International

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Japanese tuning company Wald International has come out with this package for the Panamera called "Black Bison". Focused more on aesthetics than performance, the modifications include a carbon fiber front & rear bumper, rear wheel arch extensions, side skirts, and deck lid spoiler. Finishing out the kit with bronze colored rim, sport suspension, and signature exhaust tips.





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Audi considering Q1 SUV on A1 platform

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With the new 5-door A1 debut, Audi is now thinking about starting "project Q1". This may take a few years since the project has just gotten underway. But, it could be launched between 2013 - 2016.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Volkswagen Golf VII will debut in September

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A recent report has come out stating that the seventh generation Golf (Mk7) will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.

The new Golf will be longer, wider, and ride on the new MQB platform. Spy shots haven't been able to catch much detail but it's believed to have sharper styling, steeply-raked windscreen, and a lower roofline. Interior is also said to have a sportier feel (more Audi like layout) that is angled towards the driver.

We can expect the same 2.0L TSI engine and Diesel. However, the GTI could have a tweaked engine with at least 220bhp.
(Image above is a rendering)

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Video: Parked Audi becomes moving picture

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SpyShots: 2013 Porsche GT3

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Here are more spy pics of the 2013 911 GT3 out testing. With its large rear wing, unique front bumper (still in testing phase), and center exhaust it's obvious to see it's different from the standard 911.

Porsche is said to be cutting the overall weight down (around 40kgs) on this new GT3. Power will also increase from the 3.8L to over 450bhp.

It's also rumored that the PDK gearbox will not be available, making for a true drivers car with a six (or seven) speed manual.

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Volkswagen Up! 5 door Images Leaked

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The Volkswagen up! 5-door was known to be on its way, and these images have leaked online to give us our first look. Appearing very similar to the Cross Up! concept, this version should be another small car success for VW. It is expected to debut in coming months and have a 1.0L engine producing 75hp.




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Monday, January 16, 2012



Video: Porsche at the 2012 Autosport International Show

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Porsche 911 tuned by SpeedART SP91-R preview

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This is a sneak peak of the SP91-R kit from SpeedART for the 991. The tuning kit will include a power upgrade, interior (alcantara and leather), wheels (21″ LSC-forged), suspension, exhaust (Titanium) and body kit.

SpeedART will debut this 991 kit at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Video: VW Golf R iPad® app

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Video: 2012 Audi S4 - Snow driving

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Long-Wheelbase Porsche Panamera XL tuned by Ruf

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Porsche has plans to release a long-wheelbase version of the Panamera in China (think Audi A8L), but RUF has created their own version first. RUF calls it the Panamera XL and it's stretched 15.7 inches for a total of 211.4 inches in length. The extra room in back is sure to create a comfortable business lounge for the rich and famous. The 4,321 pound (1,960kg) four door Porsche is powered by a 414hp V8.



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Friday, January 13, 2012

Video: Audi Quattro commercial: (white whale) - "Ahab"

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Here is Audi's version of Moby Dick and Captain Ahab.

The 60-second commercial – called "Ahab" – features the new A6.
(For the U.S. - It will air tomorrow during the NFL division playoffs.)



Porsche has launched the online configurator for the 265hp Boxster and 315hp Boxster S. Click HERE to configure your new Boxster.

















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