Audi shows off its rear-view AMOLED display in the R8 e-Tron

Audi is taking another leap towards the future, Audi has announced that the Audi R8 e-Tron will feature a 7.7 inch color AMOLED display that will take place of the old fashioned rear-view mirror. The AMOLED display will be provided by Samsung and will be self illuminating at low voltage and not require a back light. The rear-view display will receive a video feed from a very small wide angle camera in the rear, the camera will be able to provide a wider viewing angle than a normal rear-view mirror.  Continue reading »

Electric Audi R8 E-Tron Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

To many devoted petrol heads, powering a car with electricity is boring, and it can lead to that newly-coined disorder; Range Anxiety. While Pfizer scientists are probably hard at work, developing a pill for the disorder, we can think of another, more entertaining cure. How ‘bout electrifying a supercar, then using it to set a new lap record at the Green Monster? Such a car would certainly turn heads at the Friday night cruise. Continue reading »

Meet Alex’s Mate, The R8

Meet Alex's Mate, The R8

By request from a valued and dedicated reader, here is a tribute to a fan favorite (thanks for the input Alex Gregg). The Audi R8 Coupe. Introduced as a concept car in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show and Frankfurt International Auto Show, it uses the Audi trademark quattro all-wheel-drive system. Jacky Ickx has been quoted saying the R8 is “the best handling road car today”. The 4.2 liter v8 puts out 420 horsepower, while the 5.2 v10 provides 525 horses. Considering Volkswagen owns Audi and Lamborghini, it’s no surprise that the only two options for the transmission are the Lambo 6-speed transmission and the semi-automatic R tronic no-clutch transmission from Audi. Much of the design is also borrowed from Lamborghini.