Filed under: Coupe , Performance , Audi Audi R8 V10 – Click above for high-res image gallery We already know that Audi plans to fit the standard R8’s 420-hp, 4.2-liter V8 into its all-new Spyder variant early next year, and now comes word that at least one more version of the R8 is in the pipeline and that the R tronic sequential automatic might not be long for this world. According to company insiders speaking with Car and Driver , the herky-jerky gearbox will likely be dispatched in favor of Audi’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Filed under: Hatchback , Audi , Rumormill , Electric Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Seeing the Audi A1 and A1 e-tron concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show provides proof that the quad-ring automaker is putting a much larger focus on its small car offerings. With that in mind, new rumors are cropping up about a possible successor to the A2 – the quirky little hatch that never came to the U.S. and only had minor success in Europe.
Filed under: Motorsports , Europe , Audi , Racing 2010 Audi R8 LMS evolution – Click above for high-res image gallery 2009 proved to be a very successful opening campaign for Audi’s new customer race car, the R8 LMS . Eight cars were sold to a variety of teams and between them, the cars won 23 races and three national and international GT championships.
Filed under: Performance , Europe , Hatchback , Audi 2011 Audi A1 S Line – Click above for high-res image gallery The not-for-U.S. (at least not for now) Audi A1 just made its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show , and we’re eager to see how the new hatch stacks up to the likes of the much-loved Mini Cooper .
Filed under: Aftermarket , Coupe , Performance , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Abt R8 GTR – Click above for high-res image gallery We got our first peek at Abt’s R8 GTR late last year , but like with many cars, it was a whole different experience to see it in person. To say carbon fiber has been used liberally is an understatement, as the entire car is clothed in the lightweight material
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Sedan , Geneva Motor Show , Audi Audi A8 Hybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery In the Them’s Big Words department, Audi is calling its A8 Hybrid “the efficiency standard.” And it’s not exactly untrue since the top-of-the-peak, 211-horsepower V6 sedan boosted by a 45-hp electric motor has more power than an A3 TDI and a faster 0-to-60 sprint, yet the gas mileage comparison isn’t unfavorable: the A3 gets 34 miles per gallon combined, the A8 Hybrid does 38 mpg.
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Geneva Motor Show , Hatchback , Audi , Electric Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery No, Wankel is not really a verb. At least, not that we know of. But it is the last name of the man who designed the rotary engine, and we think our man Felix would be more than pleased with the latest application of his barrel-shaped internal combustion powerplant.
Geneva is bringing some crazy to the table this year. Porsche has revealed the 918 Spyder Concept, Audi officially debuts the A1, but also, show off an A1 E-Tron concep, and Lamborghini brings us the LP570-4. That’s all today on Fast Lane Daily