The autonomous Audi Aicon comes equipped with an SAE Level 3 system that lets the driver leave steering, braking, following distance, and speed maintenance functions to the built-in AI computer systems. You read that right, its Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is designed to adapt and refine decision-making so that it can anticipate about 10 seconds ahead. Under the hood, it boasts an all-electric drive system, with one electric motor for the front wheels and two for the rear wheels, that delivers 429 horsepower, good for a 62-mph dash in 4.5-seconds. The battery capacity is rated at 95 kWh, and the vehicle has both inductive charging and 150-kW fast charging capabilities. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an essential phone drop test.
Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, Audi's new E-Tron Sportback Concept is an all-electric vehicle that takes on the Tesla Model X. Powered by one electric motor on the front axle, two in the rear, and a low-mounted battery pack, it produces the equivalent of 500-horsepower, enabling it to go from 0-62mph in just 4.5-seconds, with a range of over 300-miles. Outside, you'll find sleek 23-inch wheels and digitally-controlled Matrix LED headlights. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Let's face it, any car commercial requires a decent budget, that is unless...you hire Felix Hernandez. Audi Middle East teamed up with the photographer to create these surreal scenes set in the desert and other parts of Dubai. "Where I normally work with 1/18 scale models, for the Q2 launch I was commissioned to do a series of photographies using a 1/43 scale model. This was my first time doing this kind of photography with such a small model," said Hernandez. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Audi R8 is considered an everyday supercar, while the Bugatti Chiron is more of a drive when the weather is good hypercar. Combine the two? You would get a paint scheme that probably looks similar to this wrap. This mashup belongs to a plumber named Ken who lives in Glen Cove on the north shore of New York's Long Island, Nassau County. More specifically, the wrap consists of a glossy 3M sky blue vinyl, with a custom black roof by AD Graphics. Continue reading for more pictures.
If nothing but the most luxurious will do, industrial designer Jarim Koo's Audi Layer computer keyboard should be added to your shortlist. Featuring an integrated track pad that doubles as a tablet when used with the included stylus, users can simply slide the track pad to reveal a sleek laser-cut keyboard. You won't need an external mouse, as there's also a pop-out wireless computer mouse that can be activated in seconds. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an extreme low pass by a MiG-29 fighter jet.
Audi has partnered with PT Scientists, a Google Lunar X Prize team, to develop a vehicle specifically to examine the Apollo 17 moon rover left on the surface. What does the winning team get? How does $20-million sound? The team hopes to launch two rovers by late 2017, sending live HD pictures to Earth as they travel to within 656-feet of the Apollo rover, left on the lunar surface in 1972, and inspect it remotely. The launch is set to take place on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Continue reading for another video and more information.
For those who don't mind spending $470,000 for a limited edition supercar, you'll soon be able buy "The Audi R8 Star of Lucis," a vehicle that appeared in Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV and is a collaboration between the Final Fantasy XV team and the German car maker. Not much information has been released on what you'll actually get, aside from themed wheels, seats and carbon fiber pieces, but rest assured, this will model will greatly appreciate in value. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Inspired by the 1930s Silver Arrows, the Audi Union is literally a street legal go-kart, powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine. While not much has been revealed for about the vehicle, rest assured that it will provide plenty of creature comforts, including a booming sound system (if wanted), touchscreen infotainment system, and more. Continue reading for additional pictures, and to see it in gray.
At first glance, this appears to be the new 2017 Audi R8 at a beach, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize it's just a clever play on perspective. Felix Hernandez is a photographer who specializes in creating realistic scenes using miniature models, along with a few camera tricks, and his latest work is definitely no slouch, as you can see above. Continue reading for more pictures, including behind-the-scenes.
Soon, you'll be able to rent the Rondolino Residence, situated on a dry 80-acre lakebed near Scotty's Junction in the Nevada desert, on Airbnb. Unlike other botique rentals, this one includes the use of an Audi R8 with a full tank of gas and no mileage restructions, during your stay. Other VIP amenities include: chauffeured transportation from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, a personal chef, and evening entertainment. One caveat: only 7 three-day slots will be available in October, when the listings go live on September 18-24. Continue reading for a full video review of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus. Click here for bonus images of the Audi R8 V10 Plus "Selection 24h" edition.