Monday, September 30, 2013

2015 Audi R8 New Rendering

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Here is the latest artist illustration of the next R8. Taking cues once again from the Nanuk concept with other elements we see the split side blades, sleek front grill, LED headlights, and e-Tron/LMS style vented hood. However the exterior shapes up to be, it is believed that performance is built similar to the Lamborghini Gallardo. The new R8 will begin production in mid-2014 at the new Böllinger Höfe facility.

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Video: Porsche Cayenne S Diesel - Higher Authority

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Video: Audi Land of Quattro - Alpen Tour

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Video: The Porsche 911 - Something Special

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Video: Audi's Driving Force

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Recently some claimed Porsche inside information has leaked online (on jalopnik) from a dealer meeting. It's unclear if the intel is real or not, so take the upcoming information with a grain of salt.

First, the 911 Targa and Targa S will bring back the fishbowl rear window and removable hard top (nothing new here), but it appears that removable hard top will be fully automatic and folds out of the way with the touch of a button. The new Targa will debut in January 2014 at the Detroit Motor Show.
Second, the Macan will debut late November 2013 at the Los Angeles Motor Show (render shown). The Macan S is said to be powered by a 3.0L V6, and the Macan Turbo with a 3.6L V6 Turbo (no mention of the rumored 4-cylinder base model, or top end engine/model).
Lastly, Coming in 2014 for the Cayman and Boxster is the GTS model (current Boxster/Cayman shown). It will have 15 more horsepower, a sporty exterior body kit, and special interior. It will be revealed in April 2014 at the Beijing Motor Show.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Video: 2013 Porsche GT3 - Tach & Drift

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Volkswagen Shows a Ducati-powered XL1 Sport

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Previously dubbed the XR1, VW was believed to be preparing a sport based XL1.
Now, Ferdinand Piech has revealed unofficially (during a speech at University of Vienna) that Volkswagen is creating a Ducati-powered XL1 known as the XL Sport. Shown on a slide during the presentation, the XL Sport features an aggressive body kit with vented hood and extended fenders.
The 1200cc (1.2L) two-cylinder Ducati engine produces 190hp and 91 lb-ft of torque, while the curb weight of the model is less than 795 kg (1752 lbs).
There is no word if we will ever see it even in concept form, but chances are promising as Volkswagen appears to be moving ahead in the project.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Video: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - In Motion

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Return of the Volkswagen VR6?

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We originally reported back in May 2013 that VW was considering a VR6 return (read that story HERE), now however that idea is gaining speed.
A new report has surfaced that Volkswagen is preparing a new small displacement VR6. With the recent news that VW is transforming all their engines to forced induction, this new VR6 would be turbo or twin-turbo charged powerplant with a displacement around 3.0L
The project is being headed by VW's new head of engine development Fritz Eichler who previously was in charge at AMG.
It's believed that power would be anywhere from 350-400hp, and could be used in the Passat, Passat CC, new SUV/CUV, next gen Scirocco, and rumored Golf RS.
Volkswagen first showed this VR6 at Wörthersee in the Design Vision GTI concept.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2015 Audi R8 Rendering

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This latest rendering was brought to life from German artist Sebastian Kunz.
Taking inspiration from the new Nanuk concept; he gave his version of the next R8 with updated side blades, LED headlights, sculpted front end, and aggressive front spoiler. Many of these elements are believed to come with the next generation R8, and for that we tip our hat!
Great work Mr. Kunz
To view his other great artistic work follow the link HERE

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Video: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Video: Porsche Exclusive - Making your Porsche unique

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

VW preparing long-wheelbase Up! for North America?

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Volkswagen has seen great success with its Up! model throughout Europe. Now they would like to continue that in North America, but the Up! was never built for that market. A recent report has come out that Volkswagen is developing a longer-wheelbase version of the Up! for the US and Canada. No word on if or when it could reach the market, but it's likely soon.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2015 Porsche 918 Coupe Render

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Following the debut of the 918 Spyder, here we have rendering of a 918 Coupe version from artist Theophilus Chin. It's widely believed that Porsche will offer a fixed roof coupe 918. There is no official word on a possible gull-wing door 918, but judging on the renders (based on 918 RSR concept) it looks like a sure hit.

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2014 Porsche 991 GT2 Rendering

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Here is the latest artist rendition of the next GT2 expected to debut in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Power is said to come from the Turbo S 3.8L engine producing 560hp. With an updated 7-speed PDK, 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) is believed to take just under 3 seconds.

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Video: The new Panamera S E-Hybrid - The Race

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Video: 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 & Walter Röhrl

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Click below to skip ahead and watch Walter Röhrl behind the wheel of the new GT3.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Porsche 918 Spyder Configurator Now Online

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After its official debut in Frankfurt, the 918 configurator is now online. We built ours in Sapphire Blue Metallic. What will yours be?
Follow the link HERE to create your own version

Famed Porsche tuner TechArt displayed some great new kits at this years Frankfurt.
First up was the facelifted Panamera turbo version wearing the GrandGT kit. The package includes new aggressive wide bumpers, wide fenders, side skirts, and a vented carbon fiber hood. There are optional wheels from 20-22 inch alloys, and a sports exhaust along with an ECU tuning kit bumping the power to 580hp.
Next, the Cayenne is fitted with the Magnum body kit and riding on new special edition wheels named 'Gold Pillows'. They also introduced a tuning kit for the diesel engine that now produces 414hp.
Lastly, is the 911 Carrera 4 that has a new body kit consisting of a front bumper with spoiler, rear diffuser, deck-lid wing, and some subtle touches like headlamp bezels. There is a new sports exhaust with center exit, optional wheels in either 20 or 21 inch, and highlighted accent interior.

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Video: APR Tuned Golf R - Performance Without Compromise

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Audi A7 Sportback Tuned by Wald International

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Wald International from Japan has revealed their latest kit for the A7. The new package includes exterior upgrades including a front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips, and trunk lip. Performance adds a full sports exhaust system and suspension. Extras available are the alloy wheels, matte-black hood, blacked-out grill/rings, and tinted lights. Price is around €4,400 ($5,800 US) without the extras, and should be available soon.

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Video: Porsche 911 Turbo - World Premiere in Frankfurt

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Video: Porsche 918 Spyder - World Premiere in Frankfurt

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VW Confirms Twin-Turbo Diesel - Golf RD Coming?

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Volkswagen has confirmed they are developing a new twin-turbo 2.0L four-cylinder diesel. This brings more truth to the rumored Golf RD that is thought to be under current development. The Golf RD would be VW's first R diesel with around 220 - 250 hp. You can read the full story on the Golf RD HERE.

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Video: Volkswagen Golf R from Frankfurt

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Video: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Promo

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Porsche 911 Hybrid coming in 2018

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Porsche has confirmed via R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz that they are building a Hybrid 911.
With all the recent hybrid technology success, they are currently developing a similar formula for the 911 that will reach production on the next-generation model in 2018. The 991 was not intended for a Hybrid variation, and therein lies the challenge. With not a lot of extra space, engineers are faced with the task of squeezing in the flywheel technology and heavy batteries. They key is to keep the 2+2 layout and proportions as much as possible for production.
It is believed that the all in one unit (electric motor & PDK) currently being developed will be used. Its size just happens to fit into the 911 chassis even with both air and liquid cooling. It will produce more horsepower than currently, and be lighter in weight. There is even rumor of a wireless charging system that would work with proximity sensors placed in the garage.

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Video: Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan at Frankfurt

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Video: 2014 VW Golf R at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Video: 50 Years of Porsche & The Frankfurt Motor Show

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Video: Audi Quattro Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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2014 VW e-Golf Debuts with Video

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Volkswagen's new e-Golf was revealed in Frankfurt, and will launch in Europe next Spring and in Asia and North America late 2014.
The electric motor produces 114hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) takes 10.4 seconds and has a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). The transmission is a single speed gearbox that allows the motor to 'rev' to 12,000 rpm. The driving range is between 130-190 km (81-118 miles) on a single charge. Charging takes 13 hours from a conventional plug, 8 hours from a wall box unit, and when using a special charging station it takes just under an hour.
Pricing has not been released, but it expected to be around €30,878 ($41,000 US).

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Video: Porsche 918 Spyder from the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Video: Audi A8 - Matrix LED Headlights

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Video: Audi Nanuk & Sport Quattro concepts from Frankfurt

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The all-new Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar is the new lap record holder for a series production car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6:57

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder Officially Debuts with Video

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The Porsche 918 is finally here debuting in Frankfurt. Limited to just 918 units, the new Hypercar has a 4.6L V8 with 608hp and two electric motors (one on each axle) each producing 143hp for a grand total of 887hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. There is a 7-speed PDK allowing for a 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) time in just 2.8 seconds and top speed of 214mph. It can travel between 10-20 miles in pure electric mode and only takes 25 minutes to recharge with the optional Porsche Speed Charging Station. Fuel consumption is between 3.0-3.3 liters/100 km (71.3-78.4 mpg US).
There is also an optional Weissach package that includes special race inspired exterior graphics, lightweight magnesium wheels, six-point harness seat belts, and carbon fiber exterior aerodynamic add-on pieces. Overall weight savings are around 45 kg (99 lbs) keeping the total weight around 1,640 kg (3,616 pounds).

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