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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi is getting ready for the final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge at Kayalami, in South Africa. And to celebrate, the team has designed one of the finest liveries ever to adorn the R8. The series has had just three rounds so far, at the Bathurst 12 Hour, Indianapolis, and the 24...
  2. The Audi Lounge
    A new R8 quarter-mile record has been set. This yellow, twin-turbo R8 from Underground Racing has run the quarter-mile in just 7.695 seconds. In fact, the acceleration was so aggressive that by the 1,320-foot mark, the R8 was moving at 196 mph. As you might expect, getting it all off the line...
  3. The Audi Lounge
    Starting at $142,700 for the RWD Coupe, the R8 lineup will be RWD as standard for 2021 with the quattro making more power and costing about 50 grand more. Audi of America announced today that the Coupe and Spyder versions of the R8 RWD would be available, though, for a limited time only. That...
  4. The Audi Lounge
    Audi's turned the Green Hell into heaven, winning five overall victories at the legendary 24 Hours on the Nürburgring, that epic race track in Germany, since 2012. To celebrate, they're releasing a special edition of the Audi R8, painting it into a green hell color scheme of its own. The Audi...
  5. The Audi Lounge
    It’s the battle of the V10s, with an Audi R8 taking on the fearsome Lexus LFA. Although the R8 is a monster, the LFA has been called one of the best cars ever by no less an authority than Jeremy Clarkson. The race is a good one, the LFA's 4.8-liter V10 makes 560 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque. At...
  6. The Audi Lounge
    We all know that racing is about the machinery and the driver working together. Not knowing all that much about drag racing, though, I’ve certainly wondered how much impact a driver can really have on the outcome of a race. The impact, it turns out, can be pretty big. CarWow has just put an R8...
  7. The Audi Lounge
    The future of Audi’s two most driver-focused vehicles is at risk as the pressure to save up to 15 billion euros forces the brand to make tough choices. According to an unnamed source who spoke with the UK’s Autocar , “cars like the TT and R8 were reviewed as part of a general cost-cutting...
  8. The Audi Lounge
    Yes. As it turns out, if you tune a TT RS (via Abt and then MRC) to make 610 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, a little over 160 more than the R8 V10 Plus, it can keep up with an R8. This isn’t exactly a straight-up fight, since the drag strip is sopping wet and the R8 is also modified, but...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although its V8 program officially ended in 2014, Audi is apparently nothing if not willing to serve its customers. This 2015 R8 V8 manual is the last manual R8 ever made. And it needs to be rebuilt. The reason it needs to be rebuilt is that even though this is a significant supercar, it wasn’t...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    While Hennessey is better known for working on domestic cars, they do occasionally turn their hand to improving European cars, like this twin-turbo Audi R8. The addition of a pair of twin-ball turbos, power goes from 562 hp all the way up to 912 hp, at the crank. On the dyno, meanwhile, the...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Kids still home? Running out of ways to entertain them? Want a drawing you’ll actually be happy to stick on the fridge? Audi has you covered with a new downloadable coloring book! The book features an R8, a rally Quattro, a V16 Auto Union, and a bunch of psychedelic designs, to boot. It’s the...
  12. The Audi Lounge
    It seems like there’s a new report out about the mythical third-generation R8 every week, but the latest one suggests that it would need to keep some form of gas engine so that it can still go racing. That’s according to Oliver Hoffman, Audi Sport’s managing director, who spoke to Top Gear in...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Fifth Gear’s Vicky Butler-Henderson teams up with Carfection’s Henry Catchpole to answer the ultimate question: is the new R8 actually better than the original R8? On paper, the new R8 V10 Plus makes a strong argument for itself. Nearly 50% more power, a solid second-and-a-half faster to 60...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Replace your stock rubber brake hoses with these performance-minded stainless steel braided lines from 034Motorsport ! Unlike the stock rubber hose, this stainless steel braided hose will not bulge or expand with brake pressure, resulting in improved pedal feel, and more consistent braking...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the year 2008 turned out not to be a good one—thanks in no small part to Deutsche Bank—things looked great going into it. And there were some other Germans making some wonderful things: like this V10 RS6 Avant. While the internet has been inundated with glowing reviews of the current...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    As you may recall, last year, the Volkswagen Group’s premium Audi brand threw decades of tradition out the window (temporarily) by building a rear-wheel-drive version of its flagship R8 grand tourer. That model, dubbed the “ Audi R8 V10 RWS ” (where “RWS” stood for “Rear-Wheel Series”), was...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Maybe drivers will finally stop driving like idiots for YouTube views after police find a novel way to catch a speeding R8 driver in England. The R8 driver posted a video of himself flying along Snake Pass, a wonderfully twisty and hilly-looking road that winds through Derbyshire, England...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Videos on the internet usually start with big, loud, excited assertions of extraordinariness to get the audience’s attention and make sure they don’t turn away to one of the several thousand other forms of entertainment available to them. This one starts with speechlessness. The reason is that...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Audi Forum at Neckarsulm has done it again showing off a new R8 painted in frosted glass blue. And that’s great, but what’s really special is the interior. Blue leather is a big risk. It can go very, very badly. But, as with this R8, it can also go extremely well. Modern interiors have a...
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