Posts tagged ‘Audi’

April 4, 2011

Audi’s Hardwood Bike

Audi-Renovo hardwood bike 01.04.2011

Seems like more car manufacturers are building bikes. Are they cornering the urban market? Maybe. But a bike that runs $6,530 isn’t cornering anybody.

The Duo is made of a monocoque hardwood frame that is stiff, durable and able to absorb shocks and vibrations while weighing about one-fourth of what an equivalent aluminum frame would.

Audi-Renovo hardwood bike 01.04.2011

Audi-Renovo hardwood bike 01.04.2011

Audi will offer the Duo in three variants too.

The Duo City is an 8-speeder for urban dwellers and comes with an upright rider position for short distances and 32 mm tires. Price is $6,530.

The Duo Sport is an 11-speed long distance rider with 28 mm tires for less roll resistance and is priced at $7,350.

The Duo Road has is a performance road-going bike with thin tires and 20 speeds and a price tag of $7,460.

Spotted: WCF

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February 24, 2011

KTM X-Bow Is Awesome


Autoblog:

The X-Bow is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Audi four-cylinder with direct injection, good for 240 horsepower. While 240 hp isn’t exactly astronomical by anyone’s standards, the X-Bow’s Formula 1-style carbon fiber monocoque chassis means it’ll shoot to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. This lightweight chassis also helps the X-Bow pull 1.5g on a skidpad if you’re running track tires. When you finally manage to terrify yourself and your passenger, as you inevitably will, huge Brembo brakes will bring you to a halt from 60 mph in just 99 feet.

To get the car legal for stateside use, KTM has to import the X-Bow as a kit car, which means supplying the Audi powerplant is up to you. To get your hands on one, contact British Racing Group, where you’ll get an estimated purchase price proposal from one of the customer relations specialists.

I guess we can say goodbye to the T-Rex.

More pics under the cut.

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January 25, 2011

Video: 2012 Audi RS 3


Drifting in the snow? Nice. Seen at Freshness.

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