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Is This Gold Chromed Audi R8 Just Right Or Too Much?

By   July 12, 2016

Chrome Gold Audi R8

Gold Chrome Wrapped Audi R8

One of the great things about the Audi R8 is that you get a supercar that is somewhat understated. While an R8 will still get plenty of attention it just isn’t that – grab your face and force you to look at me – that you get with something like a Lamborghini Huracan.

The Audi often takes people a second to realize exactly what it is as it can easily be confused for a lower performance car from the German luxury car maker. That is of course until its owner flies past all but the fastest traffic.

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Audi Returns To The Marvel Universe In Captain America: Civil War

By   April 18, 2016

Robert Downey Jr. Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark driving an Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe

Based on recent movies set in the Marvel universe Audi is one of the most popular brands among superheroes. Versions of the R8 have been a favorite of Tony Stark and automobiles from the manufacture are just about everywhere else.

The relationship continues with Captain America: Civil War. While the heroes are busy fighting each other they will have plenty of Audis to help them get from point to point (for those that don’t fly).

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The Rolex 24 Puts New GT Cars To The Test

By   February 1, 2016

Ford GT at the Rolex 24

Ford GT Competing in the GTLM Class

This past weekend was the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Plenty can happen in a 24 hour endurance race and quite a bit did happened. Many machines in the GT classes looked like they had the race well in hand when many fans headed to bed. However, by the morning most of these cars were either out of the race or well back in the pack.

The GTLM and GTD classes featured new race cars from Audi, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari and Ford. Some showed promise, but many suffered from accidents or mechanical failure.

Warning: the following contains spoilers and if you recorded the race you may want to read this at a later date.

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Comparing The New Audi R8 Against Its Porsche And McLaren Competition

By   January 25, 2016

Audi R8

Audi R8

The new Audi R8 is powered by the same V10 engine found in the R8 LMS race car. This is a German supercar that is ready for the track, although many owners will never take it on one. With the Rolex 24 just days away it is fitting that the pricing of the mid-engined performance car has been announced.

Both the R8 V10 and V10 Plus are now priced in the same range as the McLaren 570S and 540C. It also has the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Turbo S to contend with. That is some pretty stiff competition, so how does the R8 stack up?

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New Audi R8, S8 Plus And RS 7 Performance To Make North American Debut At LA Auto Show

By   November 11, 2015

Audi R8

Audi R8

In just over a week the LA Auto Show will begin. For the largest automotive show on the west coast Audi will be bringing some new versions of their performance vehicles. The cars will be making their North American debut at the show.

“The Audi Sport and performance models have always been an essential part of our brand’s character,” said Filip Brabec, Director of Product Management for Audi of America. “The Audi R8, RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus represent the maximum of Audi performance, premium design and technology for our customers.”

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