Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Audi R18 e-tron Quattro officially revealed

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The Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is official and is set to lead on the race track once again. New technology has found its way onto the Le Mans race model in hybrid form. Powering the rear wheels with 510 horsepower is a V6 TDI. The front wheels will receive their propulsion from a Kinetic Energy Recovery System. The energy upon braking is recovered into a flywheel and fed back out on acceleration. With the added weight up front, the rear gearbox is made of carbon fiber to achieve a better overall weight balance.

The new R18 will make its race debut on May 5 in the 6-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). It will also compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) on June 16/17.





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VW will debut Golf GTI Cabriolet next week

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The Golf GTI Cabriolet was first seen as a concept at 2011 Wörthersee event in Austria. However, now it has become known that Volkswagen will reveal the production version of the first ever Cabriolet GTI. It will have all the same features as the hatchback but with an electrically powered fabric roof. It will only take 9.5 seconds to fold away and can be operated at speeds of up to 30kph (18mph).

More details will follow as it will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.





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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

991 Porsche Carrera S tuned by LUMMA Design

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This is the latest creation from German tuning house Lumma Design. The new package for the 991 Carrera S is named CLR 9 S. It includes a new front bumper with lower lip, painted headlight bezels, three-piece rear deck lid spoiler, and racing stripe. A sports muffler is also added with its "pipe-in-pipe" design tips. The interior is all red leather and black alcantara throughout. Wheels are forged and available in either silver or black. They only weigh 9.4kg up front for the 9 x 20 size rims and 11.4kg out back in 12 x 20 rims.

It will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.









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Video: Audi A3 e-tron pilot program

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Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 Porsche 911 tuned by TechART

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This is the newest kit from TechART for the 991 Porsche 911. It has a retro styling to it with a new front bumper, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear wing, and painted trim. The new wheels are a Formula 5-spoke light alloy available in 20 or 21-inch. The interior is covered in leather and Alcantara with its black and yellow theme.

The new tuning package should debut soon at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.







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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Video: Porsche 997 Turbo VR825 tuned by Vivid Racing

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Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera tuned by Vorsteiner

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This is the latest kit from Vorsteiner for the new 911 teased with this pic.
The package will include:

Front spoiler with integrated brake duct collectors.
Carbon fiber front center splitter for additional downforce.
Side skirts with carbon fiber elements.
Lightweight re-sculpted hood made from carbon fiber.
Rear diffuser with carbon fiber fins.
Ducktail wing made of carbon fiber.
Lightweight replacement carbon fiber roof panel.

Both 20-inch and 21-inch Forged Aluminum Wheel Options, also
Stainless & Titanium Sport Exhaust Systems with valve control.
Expect full specs and price soon to follow.

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Video: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet review

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Video: Audi A1 quattro SE - Exterior and Interior

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SpyShots: 2013 Mk7 Volkswagen Golf 3-door

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Latest photos of the 7th generation Golf on the new MQB platform in 3-door version. You can really see how flat the windscreen will be compared to previous models.

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Volkswagen Up! tuned by ABT Sportsline

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If you're afraid the Up! will blend in with every other car out there, then ABT has another option. This is their sporty and colorful Up! The exterior has red accents on the front bumper, headlight eyebrows, side skirts, wheel caps, the roof, the rear bumper, and finally around the tailpipes. New mirror caps and carbon-look decal set from the hood, roof and hatch.

To each their own, I guess?



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012



As so many sport and super cars are phasing out the manual gearbox, it appears Porsche might be soon to follow. The fact that the question remains to offer only one transmission in the upcoming GT2 and GT3 models (most likely PDK) shows Porsche is serious about an all PDK lineup. Also, the 7-speed manual was only produced because it shared a lot in common with the 7-speed PDK.

Michael Schätzle, who is a project manager for the new 911 revealed that Porsche is developing a new 9-speed PDK transmission that would eliminate the manual all together. He was also quoted saying the manual would no longer be offered by the end of the decade. Roughly 78% of 911 buyers choose PDK globally, and half of all orders in the U.S. are PDK.

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2013 Audi A3 released

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This is the 2013 Audi A3 that was recently leaked online. Audi will debut it next month at the Geneva Motor Show, but until then enjoy the exterior and interior photos. We should see official details and specs in the coming weeks.









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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Video: Audi A1 Quattro in the snow and overview

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Video: Audi R8 V10 drifting in the snow

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Video: 2012 Audi RS5 & A1 quattro SE Drifting in the snow

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SpyShots: 2013 Porsche GT3 cold weather testing

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These are the closest spy photos we have of the 2013 GT3 with its iconic center exhaust. This (991) GT3 is still under secrecy of details, but could have as much 450 horsepower from the 3.8L flat-six and achieve 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in just under 4 seconds. Official debut is scheduled for late 2012.





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Friday, February 17, 2012

SpyShots: 2013 Volkswagen Golf winter testing

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These are the latest photos of the Mk7 Golf out testing in Scandinavia. We still can't see much in the way of the new styling from the camouflage, but it shouldn't be too drastic of a change. Expect an evolutionary design with sharper lines and aggressive stance. Set to debut in October 2012 and go on sale in 2013.





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Thursday, February 16, 2012

New small SUV from Porsche will be named the Macan

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The long believed to be called Cajun from Porsche has officially been released to be named the Macan.
The name is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger.
Porsche said “The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche”. “The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.”

This mid-size SUV will share the same chassis with the Audi Q5, but will be all Porsche with suspension, brakes and engine. It will be built in Leipzig, and there is even rumor of a hybrid.

Set to rival against the Range Rover Evoque in both 3-door and 5-door versions, it is due to arrive in 2013.



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2013 Audi A3 Leaked?

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This image has appeared online claiming to be the first photo of the new third generation A3. While it does look very close to spy shots with all the recent Audi elements, it is scheduled to officially debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 Audi RS4 Avant Leaked?

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It is being reported that these are the first images of the new RS4 avant. However, last week some Audi bumpers appeared online that were said to be from the new RS4 avant. Then the bumpers were quickly dismissed as non-OEM, but rather an aftermarket brand. (See below for the bumpers)

We will have official news from Audi very soon, but until then enjoy the images of what could be the 2012 RS4 Avant.







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