• Jan 7, 2011
It seems like the pieces are beginning to come together for much-rumored Audi A9. Autocar is reporting that a company insider has said that the project is moving along nicely, with both engineering and accounting hard at work on ways to make the super sedan a reality. That's all fine and good, but we're more interested in another little piece of news that's cropped up. It would seem that in order to make the vehicle more cost effective, Audi engineers are currently looking at ways to allow the four-door's architecture to be used for a production version of the Lamborghini Estoque.

How's about them apples.

There's even some indication that the car's bones could be at least loosely based on the same modular longitudinal architecture as the A8. If this proves to be true, the suits at Audi should have an easier time rubber-stamping the A9 into production. From there, we would guess that it wouldn't be too long before a production version of the Estoque supersaloon bowed as well.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I truly despise alpha-numeric names for cars. Nice lookin ride nonetheless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd prefer for the cars to have "real" names. I didn't say Infiniti is exempt, if that's what you're implying. And for the record, it's M56
        • 4 Years Ago
        Does that inlcude G37, M57, etc? What would you rather call them?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. It looks like every other Audi front end. WTF! Why do they get away with making the front ends look almost identical on everything from the A4 to this and nooone says anything...they all look the same.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Shut up... already becomes boring your theory.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its the same reason most Aston Martins and Mercedes look similar from the front: brand recognition.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, please. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it just me or is Audis getting a bit generic? Well, within the brand. It's getting hard to tell one Audi from another, at least on pictures.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So much for exclusivity...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this going to be following audis odd number 4 door sports coupe/ sportsback tradition that is currently going on? If so, where is this car supposed to fit? I saw the A7 just a few days ago and it is massive, even when next to the A8. Is this thing going to be even bigger? And why not just a S7 instead?

      Sorry for all the quesitons, I guess I just havent heard much of this A9
        • 4 Years Ago
        isn't that a good thing

        I love (car)news like this being sprung on me last min.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I had the same questions.

        Between A7, A8, and A9, what is supposed to be the differentiation?

        And if there is a business case for all of those... Why can't I buy an A5 Sportback or S5 Sportback?
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