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Apr
03

HPerformance Audi RS6 Avant – 700HP and 860Nm

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HPerformance has unveiled their latest project based on 2014 Audi RS6 Avant. The super-powerful touring car has received even more boost. The tuning company has recently unveiled the TT-RS duo with 500HP, each.

HPerformance RS6 Avant is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo with 700HP (515 kW) and 860Nm (634 lb-ft) – an increase of 140HP and 160Nm. The result is thanks to an ECU remap and a carbon air intake system. There are no performance figures, but eventually it will do 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 322 km/h (200 mph).

As soon as this level will be achieved, HPERFORMANCE will offer still another upgrade level with bigger turbochargers. So, be curious … Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
02

Audi S3 vs BMW M135i – 0-100 km/h [video]

2014 Audi S3 Sedan Audi S3 vs BMW M135i   0 100 km/h [video]

Here is a short test between the latest Audi S3 and BMW M135i.

2013 Audi S3 is powered by a 2.0 liter TFSI with 300HP (221 kW) at 5,500RPM and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque at 1,800RPM. 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The engine in BMW M135i is a 3.0 liter six-cylinder twin-turbo with 320HP (235 kW) at 5,800RPM and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque at 1,250RPM. 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
01

Improved Ergonomics for Audi WEC Drivers

Audi R8 e Tron Quattro Improved Ergonomics for Audi WEC Drivers

The range of tasks for this racing season is growing fast. The Audi drivers not only have to pay the same attention to safety, speed and precision on track as before, but now have to get an exact handle on efficiency as well. The maximum consumption per lap specified by the regulations requires utmost discipline to avoid penalties. To make optimal concentration easier, the drivers’ work in the cockpit should involve as little effort as possible.

“Long before the 2014 season, we took an in-depth look at how we could support our drivers even better,” commented Dr. Martin Mühlmeier, Head of Technology at Audi Sport.

“The result is a cockpit in which we practically changed everything – from the pedals through to the functions on the steering wheel and on the dashboard. Additionally, the seating position has been changed according to the regulations.”, Dr. Mühlmeier added.

The innovations start in the foot well. The drivers no longer operate the clutch using a foot pedal but by means of paddles behind the steering wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
31

Audi RS5 DTM – New Livery

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Hoffmann Group has presented the new Livery for this year’s RS5 DTM Race Car. The season will begin on 4th of May at Hockenheim, and this is where the 2014 Audi RS5 DTM will make its official public debut.

2,500 employees, a partner in nearly 50 countries and more than 135,000 customers worldwide: The Hoffmann Group headquartered in Munich is a leading system partner for quality tools. With a portfolio of more than 55,000 quality tools, the company combines trading, manufacturing and service expertise. This season sees the Hoffmann Group starting as a partner of Audi in the DTM, with its logo being featured on Jamie Green’s Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg.

“We’re delighted to have another strong partner on board this season in the Hoffmann Group,” commented Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport. “I’m sure that the employees around the globe will soon become big DTM fans and support us. The livery of Jamie’s car sets an initial visual exclamation mark.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
28

2015 Audi R8 – Nurburgring Testing [video]

2015 audi r8 2015 Audi R8   Nurburgring Testing [video]

WCF has published a video with a 2015 Audi R8 wearing some camouflage doing some high-speed tests at the Nurburgring.

Some of the highlights include an aggressive front fascia, a big grille and larger air intakes. There are also new side blades and an active rear spoiler. At the rear, there are slender taillights and an aggressive rear diffuser housing a four-tailpipe exhaust system.

The engine range will include a 4.2 liter V8 with 430HP (316 kW) and 430Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. There will be also an updated 5.2 liter V10 with over 525HP (386 kW) and 530Nm (391 lb-ft). Both will be connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system.

Other innovation will be significant weight reducing between 50 to 60 kg (110 to 130 lbs). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
27

Light, lighter, TT!

Audi TT elements Light, lighter, TT!

The new Audi TT sets an impressive new benchmark in the compact sports car segment: With a total weight of around 1230 kg (2711.7 lb) the TT 2.0 TFSI is once again 50 kg (110.2 lb) lighter than its predecessor. In order to achieve this goal, our lightweight construction engineers have used a hybrid-design Audi Space Frame (ASF). The front end and underbody of the vehicle comprise high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel components; the structure and the add-on parts are made from aluminum. This saves weight und lowers the center of gravity – the best starting point for a dynamic driving experience in the all-new TT. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
26

Audi Officially Unveils 2014 R18 e-Tron Quattro

2014 Audi R18 e Tron Quattro Audi Officially Unveils 2014 R18 e Tron Quattro

Audi’s new LMP1 race car completed the near 10km distance through the city in a motorcade, did a lap on the Circuit Bugatti and arrived in front of the race track’s modern Welcome Center amid the applause of the invited international journalists and guests.

“I’ve been competing at Le Mans since 1997 but this was absolutely new for me, too, and very exciting,” said Tom Kristensen, who in 2006 had driven the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI on its world premiere – in Paris – in public traffic as well.

Aside from the unusual drive which brought back memories of a Le Mans era from the distant past when the drivers would arrive in their own race cars, Audi surprised the public with a new livery of the Le Mans car. While the body of the new R18 e-tron quattro was still black with red details when the car made its world debut in December, a striking color scheme now catches the eye. The new color scheme of white, silver, red and black stands for fresh, expressive graphics. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
25

OK-Chiptuning Audi TT RS Plus

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OK-Chiptuning has presented their latest project based on the 2013 Audi TT RS. The tuned sports car comes with styling and performance  upgrades as well.

The 2.0 liter tubocharged petrol is boosted to 453HP (333 kW) and 660Nm (486 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 97HP and 195Nm. The result is thanks to a Wagner Evo 2 charge air cooler, an ECU remap and S-tronic (DQ500) optimization.

The exterior boasts lowered suspension by H&R and a set of OZ Ultraleggera HTL wheels in size 9J x 19” ET42 coupled with Toyo Proxes tires 255/35 ZR19. Last, but not least is the carbon rear wing and the new front and rear apron finished in black. Read the rest of this entry »