Audi R18 Testsing at Sebring

February 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Audi all-new, and we do mean all-new, Le Mans racer has recently been at Sebring International raceway where it had its first official shakedown outside Europe with all nine drivers taking turns at the wheel. It gave the team a chance to complete their dry weather testing, apparently they couldn’t find a dry place in Europe being winter and all! Two new Audi R18 cars and one Audi R15 TDI were used in tests. The reason Audi R18 tests matter so much is because this new monster is totally different than all of its champion predecessors, so many people are skeptical it can follow their footsteps to the podium. It might as well become even better, no body knows! “We’re [...]

2010 Audi S4

February 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

When choosing between a 414-horsepower M3 and a 300-horsepower BMW 335i, many things should be taken into consideration. Well-equipped, the latter’s price is approximately $50,000 while the former is almost $70,000. Luckily enough, Audi has the answer. The 2010 S4 costs around $60,000, because of a sale in fall 2009. It offers an alternative that, considering performance and price, falls between the couple of 3s. Given the economic instability and the dread of increasing gas prices, sport V-8-powered sedans are facing an image dilemma. But there may be a substitute for displacement. Audi offers one. It is called “3.0 TFSI”. Habitually, when Audi places a “T” in a badge it represents a turbocharger. But in the new S4, it means [...]

Audi R18 LMP1

December 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Audi has taken chosen a totally different path with their new Le Mans prototype racer, as it has almost no similarity to the previous R15! This one is called the Audi R18 and has become has a new design with roof and signature LED lights in the shape of “1″. It’s become very similar to the LMP1 cars from Aston Martin and Peugeot, but the notion that Audi is copying them is ridiculous becasue it’s been Audi who was winning Le Mans for the past couple of years! The R18 however cannot be sure about its place as it comes with too many new things. Apart from the body and aerodynamics, it also gets a a 3.7 liter V6 with [...]

Audi TT GT4 Racer

December 1, 2010 at 11:32 am

Audi is thinking of a new customer sport program from 2012 in which everyone can buy one of their affordable racing cars and take part in a professional racing series. And the first car they will offer is this, the Audi TT GT4. It is based on the production TT RS and gets the same basic engine as well, but it’s specially equipped as race car with a roll-over cage, a safety-optimized fuel tank box and further modifications which will be identical for all future customer sport versions. The 340-hp five-cylinder engine of the car is backed by a S-tronic transmission with a differential lock, a modified production suspension with adjustable dampers. The car is priced at 120,000 euros in [...]

New Audi R8 GT is lighter and more powerful

May 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Audi recently took the wrap off the latest edition of the mighty R8, which is tarted up limited edition called the GT. This model is based on the V10-powered R8, but it packs more power and it’s lightened and stiffened up. Thanks a great number of adjustments, the R8 GT is 100 kg lighter than the normal model, and that not only makes it faster but also more joyful to drive. Then there’s the engine, a 5.2 liter V10 which is tweaked to give 560 hp. That enables the car to go from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/h. 2011 Audi R8 GT also gets a unique body kit with front [...]