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20 years later: Audi Avus Concept.

Quattroholic has put up some fantastic scans from an Audi AG book about the 1991 Audi Avus Concept.   Hard to believe this was 20 years ago.  A lot of the design cues from this car directly influenced future products like the Bugatti Veyron, Audi TT, and Audi R8.  The Avus was heavily influenced by the legendary Auto Union race cars of the 20s and 30s—and represented a turning point in modern Audi design.

check out the full scans at:

http://www.quattroholic.com/2011/04/hi-res-scans-of-original-1991-audi-avus.html

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Forget $200k, the new Lexus LF-A is $375k!

FAIL.

that is all.

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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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hello killer. Lotus Exige Scura.

45000 Euros

Limited Edition: 35 cars

257hp

0-60: 4.1 seconds

TO BE UNVEILED AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

SINISTER.

(click on photos 2 times to get hi-res versions)

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