Gallery: The Concept Lawn at Pebble Beach

Gallery: The Concept Lawn at Pebble Beach
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While the real stars of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are the vintage autos, the Concept Lawn is a special place where future show-stoppers are put on display. While some of the models are actually concepts, many are rare coachbuilt models and a few are full-production cars. In the concept category there was the luxury… Continue Reading...

Report: Audi R8 Convertible Spied During Iron Man II Shoot

Report: Audi R8 Convertible Spied During Iron Man II Shoot
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While Audi has made no secret that it will be releasing a convertible version of its V10-powered R8 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the German luxury car maker has kept the car under wraps. Even the test mules spotted lapping the Nürburgring were well-masked. Now, thanks to the intrepid reporters at U.K.’s AutoExpress we may… Continue Reading...

Audi R8 V10 Roadster Spied In Final Testing On Nürburgring

Audi R8 V10 Roadster Spied In Final Testing On Nürburgring
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Those waiting for a drop-top version of Audi’s R8 won’t have to wait much longer. The car is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September and it appears as though Audi is out doing some final testing – as these Nürburgring spy photos show.  In Frankfurt Audi is expected to debut the… Continue Reading...

Audi’s New R8 Gets Run Out of Maranello: Video

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This is the latest installment in Audi’s brilliant marketing campaign that mocks other car makers and positions the brand as an alternative to traditional luxury vehicles. For the new 525hp 5.2-liter V-10-powered R8, the setting is Maranello, Italy – the home of Ferrari. When positioning itself as a luxury brand, Audi takes on the Germans… Continue Reading...

First U.S.-Spec Audi R8 V10 Fetches $500,000 At Auction

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First U.S.-Spec Audi R8 V10 Fetches $500,000 At Auction
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The very first Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI was auctioned off at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance yesterday for a cool half a million dollars, with all of the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs. With a retail value of $180,000, the 535hp exotic fetched more than double its value. “This was an… Continue Reading...