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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.