2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack vs 2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus! [Head 2 Head Episode 33]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago pits the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack against the 2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus.
Performance wise, both these all-wheel drive monsters represent the cream of the crop from their respective manufacturers. Nissan’s GT-R comes out of the gate swinging with it’s track pack, but the R8 packs a twin-clutch transmission as well as more power than previous R8’s.
In between some dynamic testing & canyon carving, Randy Pobst weighs in with his two cents as he joins Carlos at the Streets of Willow racetrack.
Does Audi’s V-10 goliath have what it takes to topple the legendary “Godzilla”?
Read the full story here: motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1307_2014_audi_r8_v10_plus_vs_nissan_gt_r_track_pack/
2013 Audi RS5 “Pissed-Off Stormtrooper” by OSS Designs and Vossen
Created with a little help from Vossen Wheels, which described the RS5 Coupe’s angry looks as a “pissed off stormtrooper” in a nod to the white-clad elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire from the Star Wars movies, the Audi features a makeover that starts with the front end and OSS Designs’ colorful LEDs that surround the factory lights.
The smoked headlamp lenses and the gloss-black finish between the lights and the grille, complete the front-end updates. The tune continues with custom side skirts, wider rear fenders with vents, rear diffuser and bumper, plus a ducktail rear spoiler integrated into the boot, which supposedly works with the RS5’s stock retractable rear spoiler. The 20-inch Vossen VVSCC5 concave alloy wheels complete the look.
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Nokian Tyres Breaks Own Ice Speed Record Reaching 209mph or 336km/h with an Audi RS6
The company that invented winter tyres used its test driver Janne Laitinen who reached 335.713 km/h (208.6 mph) on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather. The car chosen for the job was a previous-generation Audi RS6 owned by Nokian, that provides the necessary power and grip, thanks to its 580PS 5.0-liter V10 engine and the quattro all-wheel drive system.
Setting a Guinness world speed record on ice is not as easy as it looks, however. The time for the one-kilometer (0.62 miles) distance is measured in both directions, with the world record being an average of these two measurements.
Once the vehicle takes off, it has only one hour to achieve the record. Additionally, the tyres must be commercially available and approved for road use in the country where the record is made. In addition, the ice must be natural and not roughened or treated with chemicals.
Tony Stark Says Sayonara to NSX, Returns to Audi and its R8 e-tron for Iron Man 3
The man in the iron suite, played by Robert Downey Jr., will sit behind the wheel of the battery-powered R8 e-tron in the third installment of the Iron Man, which is due to hit theater screens on May 3.
Audi has just unwrapped the new RS7 Sportbackfor U.S. market.The 4.0-liter unit makes 516 lb-ft (700Nm) available constantly between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm and is connected to a standard eight-speed tiptronic and the brand’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
The 4.0-liter TFSI V8 features a cylinder on demand (COD) system, which at low to medium loads and engine speeds, can deactivate half the cylinders until the driver accelerates more strongly again, to improve fuel economy.
A specially tuned air suspension that can lower the body by 20 millimeters (0.79 in) and which features adaptive damping is offered as standard, with a tauter sport suspension featuring steel springs, three-stage adjustable dampers and dynamic ride control (DRC) being available as an alternative.
Visually, a new front grille treatment with honeycomb structure and a different bumper designs, two large oval tailpipes, and chunkier side skirts along with the standard 20-inch or optional 21-inch alloy wheels distinguish the RS7 from its lesser siblings. There’s also a carbon fiber package that can be seen on the white demonstrator car.
The interior of the RS7 is beefed up with a flat-bottom sports steering wheel, carbon inlays, body hugging sport seats, illuminated door entry sills and revised instrument panel graphics.