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Texas Mile – March 2011 – Photos [updated]

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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Audi breaks U.S. sales record; on pace to exceed 100,000 vehicles sold in America for the first time

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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HERNDON, Va., Dec 14, 2010 – Audi broke its annual vehicle sales record in the U.S. Monday evening when it recorded its 93,507th transaction of 2010. The sale eclipsed the old U.S. record of 93,506 vehicles sold in 2007.

“This is truly an historic moment for Audi as the brand continues on its established course to become the most successful premium brand in the U.S. and globally,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “Setting a new sales record reflects on the exceptional work done by the Audi team and our dealer partners. But credit for this achievement also belongs to the American premium car consumer who is choosing the advantages of Audi engineering innovations.”

Tom Brady’s Audi S8 Got Sacked

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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A 21 year old driver of a Mercury Villager minivan just became one of the most hated people in Boston, not to mention the people he ticked off by crashing into an Audi S8.

A 21-year-old Brockton man has been cited by police for failure to stop for a red light after his minivan allegedly crashed this morning in Boston into a sedan driven by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Police said Ludgero Rodrigues was cited based on witness statements, despite his claim that he had the green light as he drove into the intersection where his vehicle collided with Brady’s.

One man riding in the back of the Mercury Villager minivan was hospitalized after the crash in Boston’s Back Bay section, which was reported at about 6:34 a.m. today. Brady, who was driving an Audi sedan, appeared shaken after the accident, witnesses said, but he participated in a walk-through and practice later in the day as the team prepared for its season opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Patriots said in an official tweet and on their Facebook page today that Brady “reports that he’s OK.”

Police said in a statement that the driver of an Audi S8 said he was driving on Gloucester Street through the intersection towards Commonwealth when the minivan “crossed into his path” from Commonealth. The driver, who was not named in the statement but has been identified by law enforcement officials as Brady, said that he, rather than Rodrigues, had the green light.

Brady told police that “he attempted to swerve, but was unable to,” and his vehicle struck the passenger side of the minivan. …

source: Boston.com

Houston Cars & Coffee — September 2010

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Maybe it was the weather? Maybe it was the long Labor Day weekend? Maybe it was because I deemed Dallas the King of Texas Cars & Coffee last month? Whatever the reason, there was an impressive turnout in Houston this month.


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MSN Picks The 10 Hottest Tuner Cars

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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MSN Autos did a pretty good job of picking 10 hot tuner cars.

TechArt Panamera Concept One

Novitec Rosso California

ABT Sportline R8 5.2 V10

Lingenfelter Camaro SS L28

Roush 427R Mustang

Hennessey Challenger HPE600 Turbo

Brabus E V12

Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS

Dinan S3-R M3

Heffner Performance Ford GT 1000GT

source: MSN

2011 Audi R8 GT

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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2011 Audi R8 GT.

So what does the extra money and the extra letters get you?

Thankfully no giant aluminum erector set wing, like another German manufacturer has done with their GT edition car recently.

You will get 220 fewer pounds via thinner glass and some aluminum body panels have been swapped for carbon fiber. You will also get about 35 more horsepower and a reported top speed of 198.8 mph.

About time the R8 became more of a Gallardo. Too bad, for now, the R8 GT only comes with an automatic.

2011 Audi A8 L 500hp W12

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2010 by AutoSpotters

Now the real question: will there be a S8?
Rumor has it there will be another S8 – powered by a Gallardo V10 twin turbo.

S please…