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Two Goodyear tyre models OE on new Audi A8

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Deliveries of the fourth-generation Audi A8 are expected to begin in January, and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments for the new saloon. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 summer tyre will be available in sizes 255/45R19 104Y XL – in both standard and Ultra-Low Rolling Resistance versions – as well as size 265/40R20 104Y XL. The UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 winter tyre will be available in sizes 235/55R18 104H XL and 265/40R20 104V XL.

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Audi expands e-diesel research

Friday 24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Audi has announced that it is expanding its research into synthetic diesel fuel with a new pilot facility in Switzerland. The automaker has been engaged in synthetic diesel research for four years. The company announced the expansion of this project earlier this month.

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Audi seals 9th Blancpain GT series title on Pirelli tyres

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a closely-fought one-hour race at the Nürburgring in Germany, Audi claimed both the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup drivers’ and team titles, as well as the race win. The overall Sprint Cup drivers’ title went to Stuart Leonard and Robin Frijns, who also won the race overall in the #17 Audi R8 LMS. However, it was another Audi of Belgian Audi Club Team WRT that clinched the overall Sprint Cup team title, with Marcel Fassler and Dries Vanthoor finishing the race 10th to secure the teams’ championship: adding up to a highly-successful weekend for the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer.

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Hankook UHP Ventus S1 evo² tyre selected for new Audi RS 5 Coupé

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s ultra-high performance flagship tyre, the Ventus S1 evo², will be fitted to the latest Audi RS5 Coupé as original equipment in 19 and 20-inch sizes. The tyre manufacturer has previously supplied the tyre to Audi’s TT RS in 2016. The RS 5 Coupé will use the newly developed V6 biturbo engine, which combines performance with greater efficiency. This suitability for everyday use is, Hankook states, reflected in the tyres, which are designed to provide sporty handling alongside driving comfort, and improved grip alongside durability.

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Audi triumphs from pole on P Zero DHD on Hungaroring

Audi triumphs from pole on P Zero DHD on Hungaroring

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest round of the Pirelli-supplied Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup was won by the WRT Audi crew of Marcel Fassler and Dries Vanthoor, who stamped their authority on the 60-minute main race, having started from pole following success in Saturday’s qualifying race. The main race was extremely closely-fought, with the top six cars covered […]

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Successful Nürburgring 24h for Dunlop as Land Motorsport Audi takes victory

Successful Nürburgring 24h for Dunlop as Land Motorsport Audi takes victory

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Nürburgring 24h Race saw Dunlop continue its good form in endurance racing, securing its 18th victory after a close battle between Land Motorsport Audi and WRT Audi. Aston Martin, with whom Dunlop has recently enjoyed a productive endurance partnership, took the SP8 class win with its Vantage GT8.

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Dunlop shod Audi R8 LMS take 1-2 in 6 hour Nürburgring endurance

Dunlop shod Audi R8 LMS take 1-2 in 6 hour Nürburgring endurance

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop celebrated a double podium on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in the last race before the 24h race at the end of May. The top two finishers were Dunlop equipped Audi R8 LMS cars; the local Phoenix-Racing team taking the chequered flag ahead of the similar car from the Audi Sport Team WRT team.

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AEZ’s Cliff rim designed to complement SUVs like the Audi Q2

AEZ’s Cliff rim designed to complement SUVs like the Audi Q2

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

While the Audi Q2 is not top-of-the-range as such, it does offer premium technology such as connectivity/infotainment and plenty of room for upgrades. Indeed, in keeping with the slogan “If it doesn’t match it will be matched”, the Q2 can be upgraded to taste, which also catapults it into the upper price segment of city SUVs.

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Hankook tyres OE on Audi Q7

Hankook tyres OE on Audi Q7

Thursday 1st December 2016 | 0 Comments

Audi has approved Hankook tyres as an original equipment option on its Q7 range, including the recently-launched Audi SQ7 TDI. Together with other Q7 models, the SQ7 TDI will be available with the Hankook Ventus S1 evo² SUV in size 285/35 R 22 106 Y XL, a tyre that contains Hankook Tire’s new ‘sound absorber’-technology.

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From Ferrari to Land Rover: Pirelli highlights new OE at Paris Motor Show

From Ferrari to Land Rover: Pirelli highlights new OE at Paris Motor Show

Thursday 6th October 2016 | 0 Comments

A number of the most eagerly-awaited cars debuting at the Paris Motor Show this month wear Pirelli rubber as original equipment, the Italian manufacturer reports. Pirelli tyres can be seen on two new Ferrari models and on the latest Audi Q5, Porsche Panamera and Land Rover Discovery. The latter three benefit from the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System, a sound-soaking sponge within the tyre that reduces tyre noise by two to three decibels – an amount equivalent to around half of all cabin noise.

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Carbon Revolution announces £15,000 set of bespoke CR-9 wheels for Audi R8

Carbon Revolution announces £15,000 set of bespoke CR-9 wheels for Audi R8

Wednesday 6th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Carbon Revolution has launched a new version of its one-piece carbon fibre CR-9 wheel for the first generation Type 48 Audi R8. The model was chosen for Carbon Revolution’s first batch of bespoke fitment options as a darling of the aftermarket tuning and motorsport world.

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Evolution in Le Mans cars matched by Michelin tyre development programme

Evolution in Le Mans cars matched by Michelin tyre development programme

Friday 17th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The developments of Michelin’s endurance racing tyres are on show at this year’s Le Mans 24 hours. The manufacturer said its winter programme, conducted between November 2015 and the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 2016 season-opener at Silverstone, comprised every class, while focusing on making its tyres more competitive against increasingly active competition. Nearly every car competing on Michelin tyres has evolved since last year, the tyre supplier explains.

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3 more years: DTM extends Hankook’s tyre supply deal

3 more years: DTM extends Hankook’s tyre supply deal

Monday 9th May 2016 | 0 Comments

The existing partnership between Hankook Tire and German touring car championship DTM has been extended for a further three years. The tyre maker signed a new contract with DTM promoter ITR e.V. last Friday following the press conference held for the opening of the current season; under the terms of this contract, Hankook will continue to deliver its Ventus Race DTM tyres to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz until the end of the 2019 season.

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German marques to recall 600,000 cars due to emissions

Friday 22nd April 2016 | 0 Comments

Several online sources are reporting that a number of German car manufacturers are planning to recall large numbers of vehicles as part of the ongoing vehicle emissions scandal. Sources suggest Mercedes, Opel and Porsche as well as Volkswagen and its Audi brand are to recall certain diesel vehicles. BBC news reports that over 600,000 cars are set to be recalled, citing German media reports.

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Remus releases Audi A3 convertible performance exhaust system

Remus releases Audi A3 convertible performance exhaust system

Wednesday 16th December 2015 | 0 Comments

Remus has expanded its range of exhaust systems with a fitment for the popular Audi A3 convertible 8V. The system’s features include a lightweight construction, options for both the 1.4 and 1.8 models and the ability to fit with the firm's Powerizer and Responder systems. The core of the system consists of a series of stainless steel tubes, fully EEC homologated centre sections and, for the lower capacity 1.4 engine, a stainless steel racing tube to replace the OE front silencer. Remus says its own internal testing has seen significantly increased power figures for both engine sizes.

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