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Audi's upcoming Q2 baby crossover grows ever-closer to its production debut due sometime in 2016. As a result, our spy photographer sources have caught a pair of what looks like finalized design yet disguised test mules out and about in the highly frigid environment where Audi conducts its cold weather testing.
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Neidfaktor has just elevated their game to an entirely different level. Before I launch into the nuts and bolts of their latest build, just take a look to
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Audi as a brand may not produce motorcycles, but the company itself is steeped in two-wheeled history. Be it current ownership of Ducati or the defunct two-wheeler historical offerings from NSU, DKW and Wanderer, it would seem the car manufacturer Audi and motorcycles go hand in hand. Perhaps that was thinking by Damien Vizcarra and his independent design firm 5:11am.
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Believe it or not, Neidfaktor has only recently completed their first full RS 7 interior project, and as such, the german tailoring firm has gone all-out.
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One of our favorite Find of the Day types is when we locate a car that isn't appreciated for what it is. While the Subaru dealer that's listing this 2015 A
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Assembly aid reduces strain on the hands by more than half Audi Board of Management Member for Production Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl: “We place great value on
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A rumor in the Italian press suggests we're about to see more executive transitions afoot at the Volkswagen Group. Specifically, this includes Audi-owned outposts quattro GmbH and Lamborghini. In short, the rumor suggests Lambo boss Stephan Winkelmann takes the helm at quattro GmbH and Stefano Domenicali will step in to replace him as chief of Lamborghini.
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It's no secret that Audi's been seriously considering drawing a direct line between the popularity of today's popular SUV/offroad inspired product populari
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APR is pleased to announce all previously known “locked” Simos 18 ECUs are now DirectPort Programmable with any current stage of APR software at all APR de
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Audi sales YTD through November up 11.7% to 181,803 vehicles Sales for the month rose 0.4% to 16,700 vehicles Demand for core Audi models remained strong f
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New hybrid race car for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours Unchanged driver line-up in the DTM High demand for new Audi R8 LMS GT3 sports car The brand with the fou
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CyberMonday seems about as good a day as any to kick off our annual Gift Guide for Audi enthusiasts. Each year Fourtitude endeavors to assemble a mix of co
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  • Gettysburg College
    Business, 1995
  • The Hill School
    1991
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    Editor-in-Chief, present
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A few months back I purchased my first Porsche, a 90s/964 era 911 Carrera 2. It had been extensively restored with rebuilt and modified engine. It was running a little rough and I could smell a strong fuel odor in the cabin when I'd start it up. I'd been looking to find a Porsche specialist shop and chose to check out Dougherty (a 1+ hour drive from my home in Hershey) partly because it'd be at least an overnight visit and they offer some courtesy cars. I was called the day before arrival and told my courtesy car was delayed in its return from being out with another customer, and also asked if I wanted to reschedule my appointment. I chose to get my own ride home as the Porsche is not my daily driver. The 911 was there for a few days, and I started to wonder why it was taking so long. The answer was that they were very thorough and kept parking it overnight to check and re-check for the fuel smell. I called every day and they signaled that they could hurry to have it done, but I let it go partly because I needed to wait for a convenient day to return in that I needed a ride. In the end, the car is running better than the day I bought it and better i.e. more smoothly than it has in the time that I have owned it. They realized it had a lightened flywheel when rebuilt, and that this wasn't programmed in, so they took care of that. They pressure tested the fuel system in order to assure it wasn't leaking, replaced some leaking ignition coils and gave me a highly detailed list of things to watch for in the future, like a "lazy" oxygen sensor that is currently working but described what to watch for if it starts to go bad, an assessment of one of the few cheap components installed by the previous owner, notice the the oil cooler is seeping oil a bit but certainly passable for now, and that one of the cylinder banks is also starting to seep. They told me the engine feels really strong for a 964 in their experience, and looked over the previous owner's spec list for the engine and gave their assessment of that as well. This was exactly the sort of detailed experienced assessment I was looking for after buying such a unique car, especially given I had no previous experience with air-cooled 911s. I highly recommend them. They weren't the cheapest independent option, but the premium was definitely worth it for the experience and my assessment now is much more thorough than what I was told by a Porsche dealer who I also had do an initial once over of the car (not a PPI).
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