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Is Audi missing the boat?

I just got this from one of my euro-contributors. apparently Hartge Tuning has done a full-house hotrod based on the BMW 135i. Eventually this car will square off against the new M3. I've always loved cars like the 135i, the highly tuned ones especially so. So why is it that BMW has become the darling of the turbo tuning scene? It used to be Audi's territory. I like to think of Audi as the leader in forced induction. At the moment however, the folks in Ingolstad seem to be in love with normally aspirated cars. The S5 and RS4 are gorgeous, no question. But I can't help think a highly tuned turbo setup would be more fitting. In any case, this Hartge 135i is making like 450hp and just as much torque. Talk about a giant-killer

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