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erzhik
03-19-2005, 06:15 PM
just some pics of this beauty on the road test at night... It was being tested for the cameras at night in France. <br><IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/audi_nuvolari_quattro_road_03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/DSC09557.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/DSC09576.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/DSC09579.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/audi_nuvolari_quattro_road_05.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/DSC09584.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by somebody..lol at 5:02 PM 3/31/2005</i>

Hornbag
03-19-2005, 06:53 PM
The car looks so sexy on the road, its like a Audi fans wet dream! OMG, its so bloddy sexy! But whats happnin with it, will it make production...

erzhik
03-19-2005, 07:01 PM
It might make it into production. But it will probably lose its master piece - the headlights, which are made from LED, and also are featured on the new Allroad Quattro... But the headlights rule..Looks like Audi is thinking of going over Mercedes and BMW...

against the wall
03-19-2005, 07:13 PM
this would be awesome 4 the rumored le mans they r plannin to build

erzhik
03-19-2005, 07:28 PM
there are alot more pics of this baby on audipassion.com.. was too lazy to post them all...

PlatForm
03-19-2005, 09:22 PM
wowwww... cool..!!!<p>this car totally the best car i ever see from Audi...the headlight and the grill combination totally great and the aggressive look rear light matchs the car body design..<p>great..when this car will be available??..

erzhik
03-19-2005, 09:55 PM
well nobody knows if it will be out.. it might be out somewhere 2006/2007 but probably a little diff from this one.. headlights won't be the same..they will be just normal.. No LED's,...

Hornbag
03-19-2005, 11:38 PM
Well...if it does come out i hope they at least keep the shame of the headlights, even if the leads are lost :(

Seller Automotive
03-20-2005, 01:50 AM
This car(idea/size.. large coupe) will reach production as the Audi A7. its atleast 2-3 years out.<p>A5 and A7 will happen eventually... Coupes based on the A4 and A6, totally different cars though.

Guy
03-24-2005, 08:11 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I love everything about this car!!it looks so sexy and is amazing...cant wait to see it in production....<br>lights looks mad...if it does go into production it wont be long before thse light sare transplanted to another car by a boy racer...will look sweet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

erzhik
03-24-2005, 10:51 PM
I ve actually seen these lights on Allroad Concept in Detroit this year...THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!! I FELL IN LOVE WID THEM...lol

Gromit
03-26-2005, 04:15 AM
That first shot really captures the essence of the car. Trim but powerful and oh-so elegant.<p>Love it.

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 10:45 PM
that is beautiful

erzhik
03-26-2005, 10:48 PM
MAN i love this car so much..I just hope that they will launch this car AS IT IS..with the LED headlights..<p>They will steal the sales from MB and BMW

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 11:08 PM
Can't sell it in the U.S. with those LED's up front.

erzhik
03-26-2005, 11:19 PM
why not? are they illegal?... by the way.. i've seen so many BMW's here without Angel Eyes... what's up with that?

Top Secret
03-26-2005, 11:54 PM
So? Some BMW models don't come with Angel Eye's standard.

CARSRTHEWORLD
03-27-2005, 02:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So? Some BMW models don't come with Angel Eye's standard.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wat are Angel Eye's????

Top Secret
03-27-2005, 04:01 AM
Angle eyes are these:<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.srsauto.com/Dsc03684s.jpg" BORDER="0">

BMW rulez
03-27-2005, 08:36 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.audipassion.com/univers_audi/actualites/2003/nuvolari_quattro_paris/road_show/audi_nuvolari_quattro_road_05.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Beautiful!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I hope they keep the leds.....looks really nice....

erzhik
03-27-2005, 09:51 AM
I meant new BMW's like 2004 X5, or 5 series... I've seen so many of them without angel eyes<p>don't know why, maybe they are not allowed in US?

knicks125
03-27-2005, 09:58 AM
I don't think they are legal here in the US

Santeno
03-28-2005, 07:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't think they are legal here in the US</TD></TR></TABLE><br>And you would be wrong to think that. The halo lights are not illegal but as it was stated before, they are options on manny BMW's, which people don't always choose to purchase.

knicks125
03-28-2005, 07:49 AM
well then i stand corrected, i thought they weren't legal...happy?<p>I was under the impression that these HID upgrade kits are not legal for the streets, I thought they were for show and track use...but I guess I was wrong <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

erzhik
03-28-2005, 10:39 AM
why would people choose not to purchase them..BMW is not a BMW without angel eyes... that's what i think..

knicks125
03-28-2005, 11:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why would people choose not to purchase them..BMW is not a BMW without angel eyes... that's what i think.. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>because it's optional equipment and I can say for sure it's optional being the most US roads are designed and can be driven under regular headlights...<p>"BMW is not a BMW without angel eyes"...what? Even if I stripp out the BMW emblems in the front and the back, it's still a BMW. It's just a part, without it, it's still a BMW...

Fcuke
03-30-2005, 08:28 AM
This car looks great! My favourite Audi. I've heard some rumours that the car is cancelled tho. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> is this correct?<p>Love the lights! :D

erzhik
03-30-2005, 08:54 AM
Well I also heard that it will go on sale but in a different version.. Some changes will be made to it, LED lights will be changed to normal lights, exterior design will face a change too, minor interior design, probably the engine. But it may go on sale in 2007/2008, and it may never go on sale. I don't know exactly.. Will tell you, if find out more.

LEXUS FAN!
03-31-2005, 03:44 PM
this car looks so much better here than in official pictures...it's so sexy here

JBlair
03-31-2005, 03:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well I also heard that it will go on sale but in a different version.. Some changes will be made to it, LED lights will be changed to normal lights, exterior design will face a change too, minor interior design, probably the engine. But it may go on sale in 2007/2008, and it may never go on sale. I don't know exactly.. Will tell you, if find out more.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are two Audi coupes slated to go in sale in the next few years; a Smaller A5, and the A7, which is a production version of the Nuvolari. (The LeMans concept could very possibly get the A9 designation). It should look similar to the Nuvolari, but there will be obvious changes to make it more production feasible.

Santeno
03-31-2005, 03:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well then i stand corrected, i thought they weren't legal...happy?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>No need to be rude. You made an incorrect blanket statement That's all.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was under the impression that these HID upgrade kits are not legal for the streets, I thought they were for show and track use...but I guess I was wrong <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>AFTERMARKET HID upgrade kits have recently become illegal in many states. Dealer installed factory upgrades are not illegal. Those lights where designed by whoever the supplier is, to be used and installed specifically in particular BMW models. I'm sure that ventilation, heat disipation and crash characteresitics for the car with this light was tested by BMW and the NHTSA.

Santeno
03-31-2005, 03:55 PM
so what's the deal with LED headlights in the US. who said they were illegal? Can somone point us to a source that explains why that's the case? or is it that they simply have not been approved for that use yet?<p>IMO it makes sense to use LED's. they are smaller, use less power, are longer lived, allow for better fehicle front crash design. why not use them?

erzhik
03-31-2005, 05:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so what's the deal with LED headlights in the US. who said they were illegal? Can somone point us to a source that explains why that's the case? or is it that they simply have not been approved for that use yet?<p>IMO it makes sense to use LED's. they are smaller, use less power, are longer lived, allow for better fehicle front crash design. why not use them?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the were probably are not yet approved.. Obviously LED are a lot brighter than the bi-xenon, xenon, or normal lights.. <p>But I think they will be seen on the road soon, as more and more car manufacturers are installing LED on their concepts.

VexedandGlorious
04-01-2005, 04:02 PM
LEDS are used on tail lamps, so im guess ing in the next few years, LEDS will sit next to xenons then by themselves

Comrade
04-04-2005, 06:48 PM
The A8 W12 has LEDs (5 litttle bulbs) and xenons sitting next to each other. The LED uses 10 Watts while other uses <B>30 </B>times more. I'm not sure the US version has them, but it probably does...

Uberwagon
04-05-2005, 12:35 AM
LED's are coming but there are some regulatory concerns still (especially here in the States)<p>LED's burn very bright, putting out a white almost blue-ish color that illuminates everything CLOSE-UP very well. However, the longer the distance, the less effective traditional LED's have been (generally). For example, try one of those LED headlamps (flashlight/torch you strap to your head): They're great up close but you can't see much beyond 20 feet. That's changed with some newer designs and manufacturers are planning to use different LED's (long distance, short distance, corners, etc.) for each different lighting condition. They can do this because they last a loooong time and don't use much power at all.<p>Here's a little something on it (and yes, the Audi A8 was the first to put them into production!)<p><A HREF="http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Article4455.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Article4455.htm</A><p>

erzhik
04-05-2005, 03:26 PM
I think that Audi also was the first one to introduce the LED on the cars...

erzhik
04-05-2005, 03:37 PM
is that what you are talkin about? <p>this is Audi A8 W12 headlight<p><IMG SRC="http://www.motormobiles.de/autoberichte/led_hella_nov03_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autokiste.de/psg/0311/grossbild/2580_6.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by somebody..lol at 3:43 PM 4/5/2005</i>

erzhik
04-05-2005, 03:47 PM
I took this pic at on of the car shows lately. This is a close up pic of the LED light from Allroad Quattro Concept, the same LED design that is used on Nuvolari..This is what I wanna see in the next Audi car, these headlights look much better in real life that on the picture.<p><IMG SRC="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/erzhik/DSC00035.jpg" BORDER="0">

Andre
04-18-2005, 11:37 PM
I'm not sure exactly what the regulation is, but I know the NHTSA has a limit on the number of Bulbs which can be used in a car's headlamps for various purposes. This regulation I believe is set at something like 4 bulbs for forward lamps, two for fog lamps, three for turn signals, five for high beams, and 8 total bulbs maximum. Don't quote me on it seing as the Kia Amanti has 10 LED bulbs for its turn signal in front, and the Infiniti Q45 has 7 Projector lenses for its standard headlights. I believe there may be a fee paid by the company on a per-car-sold percentage for any car which does not adhere to the rule.<p>A lot if that is speculative, but basically, yes, there is regulation making it hard for LEDs to be efficient in regular use as everyday headlamps.

RallyCat909
04-26-2005, 03:21 AM
So I wonder what the WRC machine will look like. :]