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

Promotional Video for Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition

Audi R8 V8

Promoting the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition doesn’t sound necessary, right? Well, not for Audi because they know that their German supercar will be sold in minutes and giving the right marketing means they are increasing the possible potential customers. The creation of the R8 V8 Limited Edition is intended to celebrate the Audi’s rich racing history and bring the same sporty styling to the more powerful GT Coupe with V8 as its basic model.

The Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition already available since July in coupe model. Carrying the “limited edition” phrase means this supercar has more to offer, right? You are right folks. Audi equips the R8 V8 Limited Edition with a set of titanium finish 19-inch of “5-arm double-spoke Y design” alloy wheels. These wheels inspired from the R8 GT Coupe and the sporty look is complete with the presence of the red brake calipers which is the unique signature of ever R8 supercars.

What makes the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition supercar different from other R8 is the exterior. This supercar has satellite navigation, Audi Music Interface (AMI), and interior light package, a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, and Bluetooth interface with integrated seat-belt microphones. These exclusive features will not be found on the regular R8 V8 Coupe. You can watch the video here.

2014 Audi R8 Brings the Supercar to the Next Level

Audi R8 Concept

You probably think that we are imagining way too far; but we already know what the 2012 model year of Audi R8 looks like. With the battle between pure-blood supercars with hybrid –oriented supercar, we just can’t help it that we afraid that the next generation of R8 will be ended up like Evo with its plug-in hybrid project rumor. Come on… we don’t another sacrifice here folks, although we pretty much aware that we can’t hold on to the fossil fuel forever.

As much as we curious about the facelifted Audi R8 which already scheduled for debut next year, we want to know where Audi will take the future of our one favorite supercar, or should we refer is as pure-blood supercar? Just so you know, the upcoming R8 will not only offer facelifted style, but also more powerful engine and a double-clutch gearbox.

You see, those specs are already giving us the thrill, then what can Audi offer us for the 2014 model year of R8? According to autoevolution.com, the next generation for Audi R8 will be not carrying too much fuss, but it will be simple and the most important is, it will be arrive as a pure and all-out supercar. Yeah, competing with the Porsche 911 seems like no longer Audi R8’s main goal because the supercar could be coming to after the Lamborghini.

To give you a bit of early description, the 2012 model year Audi R8 constructed from aluminum to save more weight as for the upcoming R8 could be brought to the next level by selecting carbon fiber as it main material. Well, the 2014 edition of R8 could be still at Audi’s R&D department right now as the German carmaker might be testing the selection of powerplant options which means that we can only rely on the current V8 and V10 although we hope that Audi will develop new engine range as well.