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Audi Says It's First With Laser Headlights on R8 LMX
Audi Says It's First With Laser Headlights on R8 LMX

To drum up a little extra anticipation for the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans and its R18 e-tron quattro race car, Audi pulled the cover off a limited-edition version of the Audi R8 called the Audi R8 LMX. Only 99 examples of the Audi R8 LMX will be built, and adding to the exclusivity of these cars...Read More»

Tony Stewart Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2012 SEMA show
Cadillac's Future, SEMA, 2015 Audi R8: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, automakers gear up for SEMA and BMW recalled the 2005-2007 7-Series due to a potential roll-away issue. Jay Leno drove the 2012 Tesla Model S and Cadillac's planning to raise prices on upcoming models. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Audi R8 GT
Audi Restarts #WantAnR8 Twitter Campaign

Last year an avid Audi fan posted a tweet with the hashtag #WantAnR8. Audi not only surprised the fan by showing up with an R8 for her to use for a day, but decided that the hashtag would make for an innovative marketing campaign. It was right, as the hashtag has been used over 75,000 times. Audi...Read More»

Audi R8 GT Spyder
C7 Corvette, R8 GT Spyder, Weiner on Cars: Today's Car News

Two years and counting until there's a new Corvette--which means speculation season is in full gear with a twin-turbo V-8 rumor. [MotorAuthority] Distinctly true is this new Audi R8 GT Spyder, heading for a four-ringed showroom near you. [MotorAuthority] Down the fuel food chain, the lowly...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
Audi Gets Socially Smart - Gives Kevin Rose An R8 V10 For A Week

NOTE: Get these headlines in your email box every day. Sign in here. Audi was not first to the social game. In fact they were a little behind the curve when compared to Ford and General Motors. Lately they have been making up for lost time. With the TT-RS Facebook petition and now Kevin Rose...Read More»

Screencap from the 'Tony Stark Innovation Challenge' brief
Audi Wants To Hear Your Innovative Ideas (And To Meet Your Many Friends)

If you keep up with the auto world, you already know that Audi's #1 project at the moment is promoting its tie-in with Iron Man 2. Last week, the German marque rolled out an ad for the film's costar, the Audi R8 Spyder, in which the R8 was more-or-less upstaged by all the glittery, CGI-fueled...Read More»

Audi R8 from National Geographic's Ultimate Factories: Audi
Tonight: National Geographic Airs Two Hours Of Hot, Supercar Action

Apart from a certain well-known football program, Monday isn't usually a great night for television. But tonight that may change, as the National Geographic Channel delves deep inside the secret world of luxury automobiles for two steamy hours of engineer-on-car action. Added bonus: the cars in...Read More»

Screencap from the Audi R8 Spyder 'Beauty and the Beasts' ad
Humpday Video: 'Beauty And The Beasts' Audi R8 Spyder Ad

It's Wednesday. It doesn't really matter if you woke up on the right side of the bed, or if the weather is perfect, or who may or may not have tainted your Cheerios, the fact remains: it's Wednesday. Time for a mid-week pick-me-up, and this time it arrives in the form of a new commercial for the...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Virtual Concept
Run A Virtual, Vertical Lap In The Audi R8 E-Tron Concept

Much like Microsoft's Xbox Live, Sony's PlayStation Home is an online hub where gamers around the globe can interact with one another, download expansion packs, and fiddle around with lots of nifty free stuff. Unfortunately, like certain auto companies we could name, Sony's rollout of the service...Read More»

2011 Audi R8 Spyder
Preview: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

With the 2009 Frankfurt auto show hours away from opening to the media, the embargoes continue to fall--and this time, it's the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that's broken cover. The newest addition to the Audi supercar family arrives next summer with a fabric top, no sideblades, and the stunning powerplant...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V-10
2010 Audi R8 V-10: MotorAuthority's First Drive

If you've ever been lucky enough to race at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway, you know its pitfalls. Runoffs? Who needs runoffs? Add in some devastating switchbacks and long, loping straightaways, and it's easy to see lesser cars falling off the respectability scale as the day wears on. But the Audi R8...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V10
Audi Prices 2010 R8 V10

  The 2010 Audi R8 gets a new V-10 option this year--and when the Lamborghini-derived engine is on board, the R8's pricetag swells to $147,200. The new edition of the stunning two-seater switches from its standard V-8 engine for the priciest version. With the V-10, the new sportscar accelerates...Read More»

Audi R8 Spyder spotted on the Ring
Audi R8 Spyder: Now With Rip-Roaring V10

Audi fans, apparently this is your week: yesterday came a teaser shot of the new Audi A5 Sportback, and today we've learned that the Audi R8 Spyder is going to roll out with the company's certifiably bigass 5.2-liter V10. Consider buying a lottery ticket. News of the Spyder has been circulating for...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI
Audi R8 Convertible Coming In 2011

The Audi R8 may not have the high profile that some sports cars enjoy, but it's certainly no slouch--especially in the looks department. That's why TCC was especially happy to hear fairly credible rumors that Audi will release a convertible version during the 2011 calendar year. Apart from that, we...Read More»

2009 Audi S6
Audi Snags Two EyesOn Design Awards at Detroit Auto Show

Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Audi snagged two impressive awards at the EyesOn Design Awards Ceremony. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro took one of the production vehicle category awards, and the four-door Audi Sportback concept scored a win in the concept category...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI
2009 Detroit Show: Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro

We knew the specs; we knew what it looked like; we even had an idea how much more it would cost than the 'base' V-8-powered R8. But we didn't know how it sounded—did Audi try to get a more refined Germanic sound out of the mammoth Lamborghini mill, as in the S6 or S8, or does it have the...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 V-10
Audi Heading Back to Super Bowl

Last year, German automaker Audi went to the Super Bowl for the first time in decades--advertising during the NFL championship game with a spot that showed off the brand and its wunderbar 2008 Audi R8 supercar. Audi says the spot was so successful, it's heading back to the big game in January...Read More»

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