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The 2021 Audi E-Tron FE07 Formula E race car is sleeker and more efficient than ever, thanks to a new MGU05 motor-generator. This all-electric powertrain generates 335 horsepower that can be boosted to 382 horsepower in “attack mode,” which enables it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.88 seconds, while topping out at 149 mph. The engineering team achieved an overall efficiency of over 95 percent for the powertrain and the new MGU inverter unit has an efficiency of even more than 97 percent in all relevant driving conditions. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Straight from the factory, the Audi R8 is a fast supercar in its own right, but this one takes speed to a whole new level. Put simply, it managed to complete the quarter mile in a mere 7.695 seconds at 196.76 mph. The street tires were replaced with drag radials for improved traction, but it still managed to pop a wheelie at the start. How much would the X Version Turbo System upgrade cost for an Audi R8? No price is listed on their website, though their package right beneath (Race Version) sets you back $109,000 installed, not including the car. Read more for the video and additional information.
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The original Audi TT, first introduced in 1998, is a compact sports car available as a 2+2 coupé and as a two-seater roadster employing consecutive generations of the Volkswagen Group A platform, starting with the A4 (PQ34). In other words, it has a front-mounted transversely oriented engine, front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive system, and fully independent front suspension using MacPherson struts. Automotive designer Jordan Gendler decided to up-size this two-door vehicle and give it a futuristic makeover. Read more for additional pictures of the Audi GT.
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The Aztec Barchetta Giugiaro is an ultra rare sports car introduced by Italdesign at the 1988 Turin Motor Show, paying tribute to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the company. This two-seater is unique because the driver and passenger are separated, requiring the two parties to communicate electronically. Its speedster body style boasts partial removable visor sections that are removable and open in a gull-wing arrangement. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Sure, a used Bugatti Veyron may be affordable to some at just under $1-million USD, but let’s face it, most don’t have that kind of money to spare, especially on a car. However, one thing you shouldn’t try is turning a 2002 Audi TT into a bizarre replica and then try to flip it for a profit. That’s exactly what this person is trying to do, and this monstrosity will set you back a cool $23,014 USD. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Audi RS Q3 Sportback has been officially unveiled, and the company touts coupe-like performance in an SUV form factor. Powered by Audi’s 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder generating 394 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed gearbox sending power to an all-wheel-drive system, it’s capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds, while topping out at 155 mph, or if you’re willing to pay a bit extra, have it upped to 174 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
We have seen the future of off-road vehicles, and it’s the four-seater Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, which aims to combine the capacity for automated driving with superb rugged terrain capabilities. For maximum visibility, the glass surrounding the cabin extends all the way to ground level, wrapping around the front of the vehicle like the cockpit of a helicopte, while its ample battery capacity ensures sufficient range even away from charging stations. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Toyota Supra has already shown to be a tuner’s dream since a new ECU program for the car’s turbocharged 3.0-liter straight six engine generating 340 horsepower and 369 foot-pound of torque, down to the 10s in the quarter mile, but the Tesla Model 3 Performance is no slouch either. At 3,600-pounds, the all-wheel drive, dual-motor Model 3 Performance sports a 75kWh battery producing 450 horsepower and 472 foot-pound of torque. Read more to see how both fared and more.
Set to launch next year, the Audi E-Tron Scooter merges electric skateboard and scooter into one, and can easily be transported by car, bus, or train. Weighing just 26-pounds, the electric scooter can be folded up quickly and then conveniently stored in the back of a car, or pulled like a trolley. The riding stance is similar to when surfing waves, as the rider has one hand free, making it easy to look around and give hand signals. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The problem with most armored cars is that they just aren’t practical, nor aesthetically pleasing, that is unless…you’re talking about AddArmor’s Audi APR RS7, which is touted as the “world’s fastest armored car”. An APR Stage II system has been installed, boosting the twin-turbo 4.0 L V8 engine to 760 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and top out at 202 mph. Protection wise, it’s been equipped with a polycarbonate weave cocooning that weighs 60% less than ballistic steel but is 10 times stronger, offering European B4 levels of protection, including rounds from a .44 Magnum. Read more for additional pictures and information.