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Audi Plan B Truck

The problem with most big rigs is that they really aren't aesthetically pleasing, but Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko aim to change that with the Audi Project Plan B. Rather than a normal cabin, both driver and passenger sit up top with fighter jet masks. This may not be practical (or safe), but it will definitely make you look twice on the road. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of The Night King carved entirely from a watermelon.

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Fenyr SuperSport

When Aventador meets R8, you get the Fenry SuperSport from Dubai-based W Motors. ike its predecessor, the Fenyr Supersport features aggressively styled bodywork. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0L flat-six from legendary Porsche tuner Ruf, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and bolted to a lightweight tubular aluminum chassis, it can go from 0-62mph in a mere 2.7-seconds. while topping out at 248mph. Click here to view more pictures.

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Audi Hover Car

Staying with the "Back to the Future" theme, this Audi Hover Car by designer Kevin Clarridge shows us what might fill future roads. Instead of traditional wheels, this concept's axles and wheels were removed for a MagLev-powered system that enables the vehicle to hover in place or travel at potentially high-speeds. Since it is magnetic levitation we're talking about, stopping on a dime won't be a problem. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Audi Transforming Steering Wheel

We have seen the future of steering wheels, and it includes the "Audi James 2025". Touted as a "virtual cockpit of the future," this prototype features an auto-pilot, also known as "jet-fighter mode", is activated, the steering wheel, seating position and light coding system automatically change. The display shows the car's planned driving maneuvers while a secondary screen provides access to infotainment functions. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Audi R8 Destroyed

This woman discovered that her husband was cheating and decided to take revenge by destroying his beloved Audi R8. As you can see in the images, some type of hammer or handheld device was used to smash all of the windows, the dashboard, speedometer, taillights, engine cover, radio console, and more. In other words, this car is now a total loss and will need to be salvaged by the insurance company. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 10-year-old girl who beats NBA superstar Stephen Curry in a 3-point shootout.

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Just about everyone has seen the Audi R8 in the Iron Man movies, but what about the Audi Sport Quattro Concept? This supercar boasts a twin turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 engine that generates 650hp. Expect to shell out $150,000+ for this beauty once it's released. Continue reading to see ten more fun and creative gadgets, products that geeks would love.

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When Audi meets Ducati, you get the sleek and futuristic motorcycle. Designers Thibault Devauze and Marc Devauze from France, along with modeler Clement Couvreur came up with the stunning piece above, and called it the Audi Motorrad. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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That's right, Audi's automatic parking systems operate by means of either ultrasound or cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. One particularly convenient solution is park assist. When backing into a parking space, it performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel parking and parking perpendicular to the street. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Audi has released their share of futuristic concepts over the years, but this Quattro may top them all. While no technical specifications have been released, it does seem to boast video game-like gauges, complete with "Challenge" and "Scores". Click here to view the first image in this gallery. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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02/08/2012

2015 Audi R8 Details Revealed

Weighing in at under 3300-pounds, the 2015 Audi R8 will pack "a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the monocoque will be a lighter, aluminum and carbon affair." Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. Click here for more pictures. In similar news, continue reading for a review of the 2012 Audi R8 GT.

The evolution or disappearance of the sideblades on the "clean-sheet design" also wasn't broached, but the trademark signifiers don't appear in Autocar's rendering. The report states that it will take cues from the R8 e-tron (pictured), but they see intakes at the door shut-line, which feature very MP4-12C-like dual strakes.
[via Autoblog]

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