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Autoblog attends 2010 Le Mans Classic, celebrates 80 years of legendary racing

Filed under: Motorsports , Classics , Performance , Europe , Aston Martin , Audi , BMW , Lamborghini , Porsche , Misc. Auto Shows , Ferrari , Racing 2010 Le Mans Classic – Click above for high-res image gallery, and help us caption some of the cars! Every two years in July, hundreds of vintage race cars gather at the famed Le Mans race circuit in France to fire up their engines and relive the glory days in the historic corners and long straights of the nearly 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe. But that’s just part of it.



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Review: 2010 Audi A5 is a personal luxury coupe for the modern age

Filed under: Coupe , Audi , Reviews , Luxury 2010 Audi A5 – click above for high-res image gallery With the introduction of the A5 for 2008, Audi launched itself into a vehicle segment it had never competed in – one which has waned significantly over the past two decades. Not so long ago, the personal luxury coupe was one of the top selling segments in the U.S., but for a wide variety of reasons, the overall sales picture left it behind. Now you might ask yourself, “How is an A5 in any way similar to the likes of a 1970s-era Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Ford Thunderbird?” At first glance, the A5 is something completely different, but when you dig below the surface, there are more similarities than one might think – particularly when considering the 2.0T model


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Report: Audi developing new diesel fuel cap to avoid misfills

Filed under: Audi , Diesel Audi is following BMW by introducing a mechanism to prevent misfueling of diesel vehicles with gasoline. It’s generally not possible to put diesel into a gasoline-powered vehicle as the larger diesel nozzles won’t fit in the filler neck. However, the smaller gas nozzles will fit in the diesel neck


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Audi R8 e-tron entered in road rally

Filed under: Concept Cars , Motorsports , Coupe , Performance , Europe , Audi , Electric , Racing Audi e-Tron – Click above for high-res image Audi is letting the mighty e-tron out to play with the other kids, taking its EV concept to the Silvretta E-Auto Rally in Austria. The competition is designed to pit the latest and greatest of the electric vehicle world against each other over 10 special stages that cover a total of 104 miles. The company has picked Michael Dick, a member of its board for technical development, and Lukas Luhr, a factory race driver, to helm the machine throughout the event


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Officially Official: Audi announces 4.2 V8-powered R8 Spyder

Filed under: Convertible , Performance , Audi Audi R8 Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery After running around the rumormill for several months , Audi has finally confirmed it will offer a 4.2-liter V8 powered version of the R8 Spyder , in addition to the V10 model. Thankfully, the R8 Spyder 4.2 is available with a six-speed manual in addition to the R-Tronic semi-automatic gearbox.