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Audi R4 Pictures Sneak Peek Shows Similarities with e-tron 20
Posted by Alex Ion in audi, Audi e-Tron, Audi R4, Automotive News, paris show, Spyder, Upcoming Events on 09 20th, 2010

A set of photos has surfaced on a blog dedicated to the Audi R4. The blog has claimed that these are pictures of the unreleased car, taken just before the car was covered up following a stunt in the Austrian Alps. The stunt had the car being airlifted by a helicopter around the mountain range.

The car in the photos shows several similarities to the Audi e-tron, which it is supposedly based on, and also some new developments.

The pictures reveal that the lenses that have been installed look more traditional that the e-tron, with the shape of the headlights staying almost the same.

This change results in the cluster of front lights looking like a mix of the lamps on the A1 and those on the e-tron.  The front lip spoiler is much less obvious, as is the rear, which has been restyled.

Adding to the superb visual are the seven double-spoke alloy wheels, which are se over large, drilled discs and big red brake calipers – a marked change from the usual concept car wheels.

Insiders say that the Audi R4 will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show in a near-production state. Some reports say it is likely that Audi may show it off as a Spyder as well as a coupe.

(Via R4um)

Audi R8 Spyder Pictures Shown; To Come Cleaner & Powerful 16
Posted by Alex Ion in audi, Audi R8, Automotive News, emissions, EU5, S tronic, Spyder, Super car news, v8 on 09 16th, 2010

Here we are, poring into some awesome looking pictures of the Audi R8 Spyder. As we go looking for more details of this sexy, mean machine, we stumble upon info that tells us the German car maker has taken into consideration conservation of energy and has incorporated a newer version of the V8 that has been designed to comply with EU5 emission norms. A fresh recuperation system makes possible energy saving measures while the Spyder is coasting and braking,.

To debut as a fresh air breathing vehicle, the Spyder will also be endowed with a powerful outlook.

Delivering 430-horsepower (+10HP) with a maximum torque of 430Nm (317.2 lb-ft) arriving at 4,500 rpm and sustained through to 6,000 rpm, the car will combine both the standard six-speed manual transmission and the optional six-speed S tronic automated manual.


The Audi R8 Spyder is foreseen as capable of racing from0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 4.8 seconds, and attain a top speed of 186mph or 299 km/h. The car is most likely to see the first deliveries happen by January next.

For Audi R8 Spyder or any new Audi sales queries contact –

Grant Pienaar
Audi New Sales Manager
Audi Centre Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 409 2900
Mobile: +27 82 464 3018