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Production Audi R8 e-tron headlines all-new R8 lineup

We took a quick look at the all-new Audi R8 in our Geneva Motor Show exotic car photo gallery, but the new supercar is definitely worth a deeper dive. That's because beyond the basic styling and engineering refresh, there's an all-new R8 model: the 455-hp (340-kW) e-tron. On paper, Audi's electric sports car bests Tesla with a claimed 279.6-mile (450-km) range and performance to match. Take a look at the world's latest high-performance EV, along with the new R8 V10 models. Read More

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Audi R8 LMS racecar focuses on safety

The brand new Audi R8 has only been out for a matter of weeks, but Ingolstadt’s engineers have already turned it into a GT3 racer. The R8 LMS R8 racer not only meets the new GT3 safety standards that are set to be introduced in 2016, but meets the crash test requirements for the much lighter Le Mans prototypes. To achieve this, Audi has modified the car’s front crash structure and used carbon fiber–reinforced polymer (CFRP) for the rear structure. Read More

Audi puts autonomous parking robots to work in the factory

As we all know, having lots of cars littering your workplace can be a hazard and a barrier to productivity. Conscious of this, Audi has enlisted some robots to tidy all their spare cars out of the way until they're needed. What's more, the "Ray" robots get on with it without bothering anyone.Read More

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Ears-on with Audi's 3D Sound system

The latest Audi Q7 will be going in to battle with some seriously tough competition in the luxury SUV market – as well as the usual suspects like BMW’s X5 and Mercedes’ ML-Class (soon to be GLE-Class), Volvo has thrown its hat into the ring with the new XC90. To set it apart from the crowd, Ingolstadt’s finest sound engineers have created the new 3D Sound system, which Gizmag tried out at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Read More

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Top 10 green concept cars of 2014

Not only was 2014 a great year for sports concepts, it was a great year for green cars. Environmentally friendly production cars like the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle and Volkswagen Golf GTE made their debuts and numerous concepts provided a window into a cleaner commuting future, showcasing technologies that will get us from point A to point B without so much impact on the rest of the alphabet. Here are our favorite green concept cars from the year. Read More

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Audi keeps the five-cylinder alive for new RS3

Audi has bucked the trend for downsizing engines with its new five-cylinder RS3 Sportback. Instead of moving to a four-cylinder engine for its hottest hatch, the German manufacturer has stuck with the bigger engine, working to reduce the fuel consumption figures and performance over the figures achieved in the outgoing RS3 by cutting the car's weight by over 50 kg (121 lb). Read More

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