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foto(s) of the day. R8 1-2 at t’Ring.

Audi celebrates another victory at this weekend’s 24 Hours At the Nurburgring with a 1-2 finish for the Audi R8 LMS ultra!  Superb.

Great photo taken by Dan Bathie from L’Endurance

Great picture at the finishing line by Frozenspeed!

The full line-up of R8s at the N24 race.  The winning car is the yellow Team Phoenix #3 car (front row, left, different number for the race!)

src: ausringers (bottom photo)

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foto of the day. R8 LMS Grand-am

Made its debut at the Rolex 24 hour race this past weekend—–debut for the great Audi/VW tuning company APR!  Great job to finish the race, fellas!

src: APR

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well that must be a good feeling!

It would be nice to purchase a car and then have the company post a billboard alerting the residents of the city that you have bought one! Even better if the company tells slow drivers to move over for you! This is exactly what has happened after an R8 GT was sold to a customer in Lake Grove, IL recently. Massive win.

source: Audi Exchange

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IEDEI’s 5 best looking cars on sale today.

Yes these are all expensive. Yes they are all on sale now in the US market.  Yes, most of them are german.  Yes, you could have probably predicted these a mile away if you know anything about me.  Yes, I think they’re all badass and I want them all!

Here is my current list (in no order, really).

Aston Martin AMV8/V8 Vantage: I still think it’s the best looking sports car around, perfectly proportioned, small in size, and just beautiful from any angle.  Just classic.

 

Audi A7: I used to think the Maserati Quattroporte was the best looking sedan in the world, until i saw an Audi A7 parked NEXT to a Quattroporte in California—-and the A7 trumped it in pretty much every way.  Amazing and just drop dead gorgeous.

 

Porsche 911 (997): After the bulbous 993 and the weird 996, Porsche really hit their stride with the 997.  Of course a brand new 991 is coming next year, which should show the 911 growing in size and stature—however i’m pretty sure the 997 will be valued for years to come, as most Porsches are after they stop production.

 

Audi R8: I have seen an R8 side by side with the Gallardo, and hand-over-heart-put-my-Audi-fanboy-tendencies-aside, it is a much cooler looking design than the Lambo ever was. The R8 has a much taller greenhouse, and somewhat of an awkward stance, but somehow it works very well with its bulgy curves, look-at-me sideblade, and big grinning mouth.  The car looks much more sinister, grounded, and menacing in real life than it does in any photograph

AND where the shit hits the fan…

Porsche Panamera:  I love the Panamera.  It is a stunning design which has grown on me consistently with every passing month.  I started off wondering how they could f*ck up the car so bad, and then suddenly found myself looking at it thinking “do i actually like it?” to now feeling that it is simply the most aggressive and creative interpretation of what a Porsche ‘sedan’ should be.  Yes it is awkward, yes it is not nearly as chiseled and pretty as an A7, yes it is a bit over the top, yes it is weird—but it’s so uncool that it is savagely cool!




 

 

 

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IEDEI @ the car wash.

I haven’t washed the TT in what feels like months.  It had started to look like a Jackson Pollock painting—-so today, after hours of work this weekend—i decided to take the car in for a wash.  I really don’t like washing my own car—it is a time consuming flush of an activity! So i’d much rather pay others to do it, which is exactly what I did at my local Brooklyn hand wash.  I was joined by some interesting company.

(today i realised my car is quite low…as the R8 was almost the same height)

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hello, Porsche 918 Spyder.

This looks very R8-ish, with more curves and Porsche-ness.  I’m not sure what to really think of it.  I’m not a fan of hybrids, although I understand they will be enhancing market share in the imminent future.  If they made this car with a petrol engine, i’d be far more likely to plop it down as my wallpaper.  Still pretty cool though, and somewhat of a diversion for Porsche designing.

Make sure you watch the 2 minute promo video at the bottom of the post:

CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS

VIDEO:

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a sinister Audi R8.

done up by AE Performance using ADV.1 Wheels.

thanks to Quattroholic for the tip!

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foto of the day.

 

Long before there was ever an Audi R8 or Audi TT, there were a series of interesting sports car concepts from Audi.  One of the most memorable was this 1991 Audi Quattro Spyder Concept. I still have no idea why they didn’t make it….it looked spectacularly cool.

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supercar FAIL? Lexus LF-A

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Who is gonna buy a  $200k+ Lexus?  I know most people who are shopping for a car with a $200k budget are certainly NOT going to.  So who is gonna buy it? The Japanese, probably…and maybe some arab and korean billionaires.  Who is gonna ditch a Lambo to buy this? or a GT3? or an F458 Italia?

Obviously, Lexus are making this car for image’s sake—however it certainly doesn’t have a classic shape in any way, in fact it reminds me (almost a little too much) of those awkward “sports cars’ they used to sell in the 80s and 90s—like the Dodge Stealth, Subaru SVX, and Nissan 300zx.  Cheesy, at best…

So congratulations Lexus, you’ve built one hell of an ugly supercar.  But what can it do?  Looks like pretty standard supercar stuff as you can read below.  Nothing a Porsche turbo can’t deal with…

LImited to 500 cars

560hp. 4.8L V10. 8500 rpm redline.

3265 pounds.

0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Top Speed 201 mph

Price: est. $200k

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Oh dear……BMW 850i R8?

The person who did this must have significant mental difficulties…..significant!  Unbelievable.

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foto of the day.

probably THE hottest looking car i’ve seen lately…….makes the R8 look like a Lada….all hail the best looking sports car in the world—- the Artega GT!

(click twice to get hi-res)

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Drivers Republic reviews the R8 V10

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Drivers Republic have come up roses with a full R8 V10 review, done within their beautiful ‘virtual’ magazine layout.

go check it out here! —– http://magazines.drivers-republic.com/driversrepublic/perfect10052/

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V10 R8 invades Maranello, home of Ferrari….

Audi sticks it to Ferrari.  

SOURCE: World Car Fans

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