Published on 11-14-2012 10:12 PM
This is somewhat similar to what Audi did with the TT-RS. Build up hype and see if the public in the United States wants the car. The difference is that this is an RS wagon something which Audi has consistently said would not sell in the United States. We did not get the B5 RS4 and Audi did not announce it would bring the B8 RS4 to the United States. Well, they are at least open to the idea showing off the car and taking notice of the Facebook page Bring The Audi RS4 Avant to America. ...Published on 11-14-2012 12:49 AM
The APR Audi RS5 software is pretty mild offering only 9 horsepower at the wheels with 93 octane pump gas. That really isn't much but this is not an easy motor to squeeze power out of in naturally aspirated form especially when it is sending power to all four wheels through a dual clutch trans. That said APR was able to take the car and with software only go from a baseline of email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org. ...Published on 11-09-2012 11:30 PM
Congratulations to USP Motorsports who just continues to raise the bar with the VR6 swapped and turbo'd B5 S4. Just a couple weeks ago USP Motorsports showed a dyno of the car hitting 915 horsepower to all four wheels. Yes, that's a ton of power. This allowed them to improve upon their best time considerably. Previously, the car with less power hit 9.5@152. An improvement of 6 MPH of trap speed is pretty significant. ...Published on 11-09-2012 03:59 AM
As reported a few months ago the Audi R8 received a facelift for 2013 including styling changes as well as a new dual clutch transmission to replace the sequential manual gearbox on both the V8 and V10 models. One grip on the R8 is that for the money it was not quite as fast as it should be the dual clutch improves its performance a bit. Audi estimates 0-60 on the V8 at 4.3 seconds (4.6 for the manual) and 3.6 seconds for the V10 (3.9 for the manual). ...