Paradigm Shift – Driving the Audi RS 7

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EDITOR IN CHIEF JOSH DECKER: I have had the privilege of spending the majority of my adult life surrounded by highly tuned Audis. As a result, I’ve had  a pretty good grasp on what defines “fast”. However, the 2014 RS 7 has shifted my paradigm. The tuned Audis that I have previously experienced are no longer my definition of fast. What I once thought was powerful no longer fits the definition. All thanks to one day with the amazing Audi RS 7.

In fact, I can’t get the RS 7 out of my mind. It is consuming my thoughts. I just spent a few days in Las Vegas, Nevada as a guest of Audi where they taught us everything there is to know about the RS 7 and then handed us the keys to do our own research.

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Audi of America: 2015 Audi Q3 Pricing Announced

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The newest Audi member, the Q3 SUV, will soon join the highly successful Q5 and Q7 models in the U.S. market. Today, in advance of its introduction, Audi of America announces pricing of this much-anticipated premium utility vehicle.

The all-new MY15 Q3 comes generously appointed with multiple standard luxury and technology features that are only optional or not available with key competitors in the luxury crossover segment. Standard features include heated 12-way power front seats with leather seating surfaces, panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, keyless start/stop and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights.

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Spied: Next generation Audi RS 3 test mule on the Nürburgring

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We just stumbled upon this clip of an RS 3 test mule wearing S3 skin and yeah umm… we are in love! The 2.5L TFSI produces 360 HP in the previous generation TT RS and RS 3. We’d imagine the quattro GmbH engineers have been able to massage more power out of this already potent engine. The engineer driving is really hustling it around Nürburgring and we cannot wait to see how it drives in its final tuning setup. Call, email, tweet to Audi let them know there’s interest in the RS 3 and let’s hope Audi of America listens and brings this one over for us enthusiasts.

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Groundbreaking: The Audi RS 5 TDI concept

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  • V6 TDI with electric charger generates 283 kW (385 hp) and 750 Nm
  • Outstanding sprint performance: 0 – 100 km/h in four seconds
  • Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “48-volt systems and electric turbocharging are important technologies for the future”

The RS 5 TDI concept technology study is powered by an enhanced-output V6 3.0 TDI biturbo boosted by an electrically driven turbocharger. This new development makes the diesel engine sportier and more efficient.

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Second 24-hour race victory for Audi within seven days

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  • Haase/Mamerow/Rast/Winkelhock win Nürburgring 24 Hours
  • Triumph in the Eifel just one week after Le Mans success
  • Audi R8 LMS ultra achieves new distance record
Audi has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours exactly one week following the brand’s 13th success in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Phoenix Racing with the Audi R8 LMS ultra celebrated a hard-fought victory in its home round in the Eifel. Ernst Moser’s squad had previously taken the honors in the race through the ‘Green Hell’ with Audi’s GT3 sports car in 2012. With 159 laps the R8 LMS ultra set a new distance record this year. For the first time ever, a Nürburgring winner covered more than 4,000 kilometers – the successful Audi squad completing exactly 4,035.102 kilometers.

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Audi USA: All-New 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI Sedan, S3 Sedan Pricing Announced

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Following the successful A3 Sedan launch, Audi of America is preparing for the next cadence of A3 family members to join the market. Today, AoA is excited to announce pricing for the all-new MY15 Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI Sedan, and S3 Sedan models. These new models offer consumers in the premium compact vehicle segment an additional body style and unique engines, further distinguishing Audi from the rest of the entry-level luxury segment.

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Step it up a notch! ABT lends the Audi S3 Saloon 370 hp and 460 Nm

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Despite the success of SUVs, crossover vehicles and minivans, a sporty saloon has never been a bad choice. The new ABT Sportsline-tuned Audi S3 tells you why! With its 370 hp / 272 kW (standard version: 300 hp / 221 kW), this notchback has a top speed of 265 km/h. Rather refreshing, don’t you think?

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Video: What would you do with two APR Supercharged R8s?

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After months of additional testing, APR is pleased to announce the Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System is fully compatible with the R-Tronic transmission. So, to honor this occasion, we made a video of a couple R8′s doing ridiculous burnouts, drifts, and racing side by side, 6MT vs R-Tronic.

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2014 24 Hours of Le Mans: Triumph at Le Mans: Audi defeats Porsche and Toyota!!

 

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  • Audi takes one-two win in world’s most important endurance race
  • 13th success for Audi in 16 runs at Le Mans
  • Rupert Stadler: “A fantastic achievement by the whole squad”

In front of nearly 300,000 spectators, Audi continued its unique string of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. In the 82nd running of the world’s most important endurance race, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) and Lucas di Grassi/Marc Gené/Tom Kristensen (BR/E/DK) made for a one-two Audi victory. 

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2014 24 Hours of Le Mans: 21 Hours Elapsed

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During hour 21 the #1 Audi was forced to the pits for a turbocharger replacement temporarily giving the #20 Porsche 1st place.

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