Audi TT Moving Closer to R8

cr 466d42d8790a9c39982bf46f566eb67b Audi Tt Next GenerationThe next TT will include the MQB Modular-Transversal architecture.  Audi is looking to its first generation car for its next generation.  It is anticipated that it will have a shorter front overhang and a longer wheelbase relative in relation to the car’s overall profile.  The overall footprint or vehicle size will remain relatively unchanged.

The TT's interior is flawless leaving no history to its VW Golf lineage.  A crafted interior is modern with a bit of flair with its faux suede and leather upholstery.  10 way power seats and navigation system bring the TT to full functionality.

The Audi was one of the pristine cars arriving in the late 90's with its dramatic front and rear profiles.  The Audi TT name is generated from a successful motor racing tradition of NSU Motorenwerke AG which later merged into the Audi Brand.  Both Technology and Tradition have been connected with the TT signature.

The TT was named after the Tourist Tropy race which is held on the British Isle of Man (Motorcycle Race).  The front or all wheel drive is a 2 seat tourer not fully fitting into a sports car or sport coupe or roadster classification.  Its heavy curb weight and soft suspension prevented the full sporty feel and perception.  There are sporty TTS and RS variants, however, if that is your cup of tea.

The TT is all about unique style and relaxing ride.  The optional magnetic ride suspension and all weather traction give the TT some additional offerings.

 

 

Vehicle Dynamics:

Manufacturer:  Audi AG

Production:  1998 – Current

Current Production Models include:  2 Door Coupe, 2 Door Roadster

Specific Models:  TT Coupe, TT Roadster, TTS Coupe, TT RS Coupe, TTS Roadster, TT RS Coupe, TT RS Roadster

Production Facility:  Ingolstadt, Germany (body shell); Gyor, Hungary(engines and final assy)

Platform:  Volkswagen Group A Series (original A4 (PQ34))

Engine:  Transverse Front

Architecture:  MQB Modular-Transversal

Manufacturing and Painting:  Ingolstadt Plant

Top End HP:  TT RS @ 400 horsepower

Audi subsidiary Audi Hungaria Motor Kft

 

Features:

23 cubic feet of cargo space

Bluetooth Technology

Satellite Radio

Bose Stereo

Leather Stitching

Coupe Rear Seating

Front and All Wheel (Quattro 4 Wheel Drive) Drive Platform

4/5 cylinder Engines

Front-Mounted Transversely Oriented Engine

Fully Independent Front Suspension

MacPherson Struts

R20 Audi 2017 Supercar

cr a29f043a3690c26b73855140def7832f 2017 Audi Supercar R20R20 Supercar! – Audi is looking for something new to reinvigorate its brand and may have just found its hybrid R20!

 

The R20 appears to be a legal street model variant to the German Automaker's LeMans Race Car (R18).  The premier feature of the R20 is its door design which seems to mirror the Mercedes SLS AMG with a pronounced wing like style.  The newest model designated the R20 will arrive with a full featured tail fin with its design extracted off an R18 LeMans race car.  It will encompass a single frame grille, LED headlights, ventilated front and rear wings and rear tail spoiler (adjustable and functioning as an airbrake). 

 

The interior is comprehensive including a functional black panel center display along with active contour seats and a boat load of other interior features.  The R20 will be above the current R8(The R8 E-Tron was dropped by Audi) which will top out its model lineup.  Experts suggest that the vehicle will surpass the McLaren P1 and will assume the role of a road worthy version of Audi's Le Mans winning LMP1 vehicle.

 

Audi's R20 will likely include a hybrid diesel electric powertrain.  A Twin Turbo V6 TDI engine and two 75 horsepower electric motors/generators will generate the power.  Each electric motor will drive the front wheels independently.  The V6 engine combined with the independent front wheel technology will boast a total output of a lofty 700 HP (515 KW). Torque Vectoring and Advanced  Aerodynamics Technologies provides the R20 impetus and additional down force to achieve a 150 -200 mph range.  Additional features include brake energy recuperation and high speed coasting.

 

The R20 could make its debut in Pebble Beach Beach at the Concours d'Elegance in 2015 prior to its start of production(SOP) the following year (2016).  It's anticipated that only 100 – 250 of the R20 will be produced.

 

Is Audi trying to steal the show from Porsche before it releases its 918 plug-in hybrid supercar? One never knows but if you like style, have a load of cash and don't mind about fuel economies then the R20 could be for you!

 

 

R20 Audi Supercar Features:

 

Canopy styled cockpit

 

Four Point / Built in Racing Harnesses

 

Active Contour Seats

 

Surround View System – Cameras (Car Exterior/Numerous)

 

Single windshield wiper

 

E-Quattro All Wheel Drive

 

Limited Version – Electric Only

Torque Vectoring (1000 Newton Meters)

Traction = Excellent

Zero Emissions Option

On Demand Boost Effect

 

 

R20 Audi 2017 Supercar

 

 

Audi – 2014 R8

AUDI R8 – RIMINI, ITALY

 

Audi has done it again for 2014 with its styling team in coming up with a new direction as the R8 continues to sizzle.

 

R8 Audi 2014The Audi R8 exterior aesthetics have been improved for 2014 by stylists reworking the front shield and the rear bumper designs. The rear section remains very similar while the slightly redesigned front grille takes notice. The rims were also reinvigorated along with the side vents.  Exterior changes to the headlights and tailights are quickly more noticeable due to the inclusion of additional LEDs being intertwined for a more imposing appearance.  A "dynamic turn signal" function that runs an illuminated bar of 30+ LEDs in a sequential pattern captures immediate attention.

 

While the interior received minor changes including updated switch mechanisms and precision instrument needles, perhaps the most immediate change one will notice is the inclusion of "quilted leather" and matching "Alcantara" headliner material.

 

The R8 Audi  5.2 liter, V10, 550 HP engine package provides for a robust drive and an overall impressive performance.  The most significant change is the one made to the gear box which remains integral to the double clutch automatic transmission.  The design is both lighter and more compact which enhances the R8's performance. Audi will utilize the new "S-Tronic 7 Speed" twin-clutch transmission unit for this new 2014 generation Audi R8.  It provides for improved acceleration and enhanced fuel economy.  This replaces the old "R-Tronic" automated manual transmission which was known for slow shifting and somewhat shaky engagement.  The eight cylinder engine is dynamic and easily handles its aluminum/magnesium body structure which weighs in the neighborhood of 3,500 lbs.

 

The evolution of the Audi R8 is stunning made through its refined enhancements.  The revised styling combined with a new dual-clutch transmission and the addition of a V10 Plus model creates a 2014 Audi R8 certainly worthy of its $125K – $175K price tag.

 

 

Audi – 2014 R8 Stats

 

 

Engine/Motor:  5.2L V10, 550 HP

 

Transmission:  S-Tronic 7 Speed" twin-clutch transmission

 

Sprint Timing (0-60 Time):  3.5 Seconds

 

Drivetrain:  All-Wheel

 

Seating Capacity:  2

 

Max Speed:  200 MPH

 

Estimated MPG:  12 mpg/city

 

 

Audi – 2014 R8

Audi 2013 S6

Audi 2013 S6 Sedan Images

AUDI – The 2013 Audi lineup of V-8–powered S models is growing especially in its S segment. Of the four models with the new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, the 420-hp S7 is the attraction, and the 520-hp S8 is the big instigator with lots of extra bells and whistles.  But its the S6 gathering alot of the attention.

 

The Audi S6 Avant makes the four-door S6 as the serious performance sedan. Under its shell, it is virtually identical to the S7. But due to the lack of a hatch and its slightly more compact dimensions, the S6 weighs about 100 fewer pounds, and it has a slightly slimmer track. The chassis materials are identical, however, and so are the motor and the transmission.

The new Audi S6 has bulked up a bit compared to its ancestor, gaining about 128 pounds. But considering the additional electronics and driver aids onboard, that's not too shabby. A body includes approximately 22 percent aluminum lightens the load, while the new chassis which locates the motor farther rearward helps the latest S6 respond more crisply as it enters the cornersThe OEM claims the 2013 Audi S6 can dash from zero to 60 mph in less than 4.8 seconds, a full second quicker than the former V10-powered model. Yet even with its quicker acceleration, the 4.0-liter also delivers improved fuel economy to the tune of 20+ mpg in combined city/highway driving.

 

The S6 has a more balanced and stable feeling in its cornering ability even with its narrower frame. The slightly additional weight beyond the rear of the S7 may be an attributing factor.  For this particular exercise the S6 had Pirelli tires and the S7 had the Yokohama rubber although both equal in newness.

The Audi S6, S7, and S8 start at $71,900, $78,800, and $110,000, respectively.

The A6, A7, and A8 start at $42,200, $60,100, and $72,200, respectively.

 

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Audi 2013 S6

Audi Releases European Pricing for 2013 A8 Hybrid

2013 Audi A8 Hybrid

When the first time we lay eyes on the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid, we never thought that the Ingolstadt automaker is able to create the luxury saloon which also concerns about the environmental issue. Now, this vehicle is perfect to serve as company car because the luxury image is going to be a great additional point for you. Now, Audi is recently announced the official European pricing for the 2013 A8 Hybrid saloon.

The basic European price tag for the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid is €77,700 for the standard wheelbase and in case this is not long enough for you, you can get the longer wheelbase model for €85,400. Expensive? Umm… we don’t think so because we think it is the appropriate price tag for this kind of vehicle which also offers hybrid system so you won’t feel bad for spending that amount of money.

If we compare the 2013 A8 Hybrid saloon with the regular A8 saloon, we just could not find the difference between the two. According to autoevolution.com, you can differentiate the two from the smaller 18-inch of wheels which replacing the beefier 21-inch which once on the concept and the overall design on the production form doesn’t change that much.

In term of engine and performance, the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid saloon is powered by the combination of 2.0L turbocharged TFSI that contributes to the 211 horsepower. The hybrid system is an electric motor which offers 40kW and together, the total power output is 245 horsepower.