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2009 Detroit Auto Show: Audi R8 V-10
2009 Detroit Auto Show: Audi R8 V-10

Here's a holiday present early--that is, if you believe in the power of 10 cylinders, instead of a big, fat man clogging up your chimney. It's the long-awaited, Lambo-powered version of Audi's fabulous R8 supercar. The new version of the R8 sports a 5.2-liter V-10 engine derived from the one in the...Read More»

2008 Audi A1 Sportback Concept (2008 Paris Auto Show)
First Pics: Audi A1 Sportback Concept

The engineers and designers in Ingolstadt are still trying different permutations of the A1 Metroproject Quattro concept they released at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show. We reported on the A1 as well as Audi's proposed electric minicar recently, and the five-door A1, to be seen at the 2008 Paris Auto...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 Spy Shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Audi R8

These are the first real photos of the open-air twin to the 2008 Audi R8. The Audi R8 Spider is due next year as a 2010 model. Engines will be the same as the R8, and the Spider will also get a version of the V-10 that's also coming to the R8 coupe. The roof looks pretty much like that on the...Read More»

2008 Audi R8
Want an Audi R8? You'll Have to Wait

While the world begins drooling over the Nissan GT-R, the other flavor of the year is in desperately short supply--supply so tight you wonder if Matt Damon and Jay Leno are able to sleep at night. As for us mere mortals, if you're trying to get a handle on the 2008 Audi R8, be prepared for a little...Read More»

World Car of the Year: It's the Mazda 2

The winners have been named -- and this year's World Car of the Year is the Mazda 2. Ford's Mondeo and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class were the runners-up. WCOTY jurors said that the Mazda is a winner because of "its very appealing looks and high levels of standard equipment for the price.” Earlier...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
2009 Audi R8 Le Mans Concept Preview

For those who recall the bad old days of the American diesel, the 2009 Audi R8 Le Mans might seem like a contradiction in terms. Ask most Americans to describe diesel power and they’re likely to use words like “slow,” “smelly,” or “rough-riding.” Yet if you listen to the German...Read More»

2008 Audi R8 V12 TDI concept
2008 Audi R8 TDI Concept

Last year at Detroit Audi rolled out a Q7 SUV ‘concept’ powered by a V-12 Bluetec turbodiesel making 500 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Now it’s bringing forth another ‘concept’ that’s even more fit for this rip-roaring oil-burner: the mid-engine R8 sports car. It’s more fit...Read More»

2008 Audi R8
Audi RS8 - Before the Fire!

Audi's RS8 has been testing on the Nuerburgring, but today's spy pictures caught it en fuego - burned up after a testing mishap. See the pics over at the main site -- but you can watch it circle the test track and pray, without any luck, that it won't turn into a well-done Jimmy Dean sausage in the...Read More»

Audi R8 Going Ragtop?

Hey, it’s not us – really – but the talk of possible future Audi R8 versions has gone from hazy, martini-soaked confessions to printed rumor. Dutch magazine AutoVisie confirms some talk we’ve heard about a Spyder version of the R8 due next year, along with uprated versions...Read More»

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