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Audi of America to Show at SEMA for First Time
Audi of America has announced that they will be making their first ever appearance at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This will be the first time Audi will be present at the SEMA show where it will unveil a very special vehicle. Audi will present at SEMA 2010 the STaSIS Engineering Audi R8 Spyder which features a huge power increase over the standard model. The custom made STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder is powered by the standard 5.2 FSI V10 engine that has received a massive supercharger system that takes the output up to 710 hp.
The Audi TTS Autonomous Pikes Peak is a project Audi developed with Stanford University and Sun Microsystems to create a self-driving car to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The car features a drive-by-wire technology with an algorithmic process which can steer the car up the mountain on its own.
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Audi of America to Show at SEMA for First Time
  • New Audi After Sales products and technology to be unveiled
  • Audi Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak demo planned for Nov. 2
  • Audi vehicles, plus R8 Custom Spyder by STaSIS Engineering to be shown

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America today announced that it will exhibit -- for the first time ever -- at the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, Nov. 2-5, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"We're thrilled to be a part of the SEMA experience, and look forward to turning heads with our vehicles, demonstrations, and a sophisticated lineup of After Sales and electronics products that enhance connectivity and entertainment," said David Tait, Audi's lead After Sales executive and spokesman on the SEMA project.
"We think Audi owners will be delighted to learn about our new technologies that will enable them, in cooperation with Audi dealers, to personalize their Audi vehicles in exciting and interesting new ways. Our show cars will represent the pinnacle of what owners can do with an Audi, and unleash a variety of opportunities for our vendors, as well."
In addition to After Sales products, the six-vehicle display will feature the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak, and the Audi R8 Custom Spyder by STaSIS Engineering equipped with a supercharged engine (5.2 FSIV10 - 710 HP).
A demonstration of the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak is planned for Tues., Nov. 2, at 3:40 pm, just outside the North Hall. (More details to follow.)
The exhibit will also be equipped with special, extreme sports Audi gear.
"Let's just say we'll have a few distinctive, concept items on the stand that definitely won't disappoint the unique SEMA audience," he added.
A full complement of Audi of America / After Sales news and information will be distributed during the show, and posted on www.audiusanews.com
In addition to a record vehicles sales year, Audi After Sales has expanded its portfolio of Genuine Audi Accessories offerings leading to an all-time record sales year in both its parts and accessory business within the U.S.
September 2010 sales of Audi cars and SUVs marked the sixth record month of 2010, and also represented the best third quarter ever in Audi U.S. sales history. The September results keep the German luxury automaker on track to set a vehicle sales record in the U.S. by year end. The existing annual sales record for Audi in the U.S. is 93,506 vehicles sold in 2007.
The Audi of America SEMA exhibit will be located in the Mobile Electronics Area of the Las VegasConvention Center's North Hall, Booth 11245.
ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its 275 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
SOURCE Audi of America
CONTACT: Audi of America Communications: Jeff Kuhlman, Tel.: +1-703-364-7423, Mob.: +1-248-622-3703, jeff.kuhlman@audi.com, or Brad Stertz, Tel.: +1-703-364-7440, Mob.: +1-703-344-1320, brad.stertz@audi.com; Rohatynski-Harlow Public Relations: Tel.: +1-517-579-0789; Joe Rohatynski, Mob.: +1-313-378-6570, joe@joepr.com, or Marc Harlow, Mob.: +1-810-599-2558, marc@harlowpr.com
Web Site:Red Sea Distribution, the sole distributor for Zenvo Automotive’s ST1, confirmed that the supercar will be coming to the United States and will carry a starting price of $1,225,000. Zenvo will only produce 15 units of the ST1 annually.
The Zenvo ST1 is powered by a 7.0 liter V8 engine that develops an unbelievable 1104 hp and 1430 Nm of torque, With a top speed of 375 km/h, this supercar manages to get from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds. This extreme performance levels of the Zenvo ST1 are also possible thanks to its low weight and high power-to-weight ratio of 802 hp / ton.
The car makes the run to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds and 120 in under nine seconds. Zenvo plans to make 15 ST1s per year. A Red Sea Distribution representative had this to say:
“We are very proud to be appointed the official US distributor for ZENVO, as a specialist niche market distributor we offer a service to the exotic dealer that has never been seen in the US before. We look forward to appointing new dealers and giving them the status of new car dealer for the ZENVO brand.”2011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST12011 Zenvo ST1Press Release
Coming to America! ZENVO ST1
The ZENVO ST1 was presented to the public for the first time at Le Mans on 12th June 2009. The overwhelmingly positive response from media, customers, experts and business partners reflects the great interest of the public.
Due to the equally positive feedback from America, ZENVO has extended distribution of the ZENVO ST1 to North America this year appointing Red Sea Distribution www.redseadistribution.com as the sole distributor.
The current model is equipped with a V8 motor. With its 1104 hp, the 1376kg two-seater can accelerate to 0-100 kmh in just 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 375kmh (electronically limted).
The ZENVO ST1 offers supreme handling with comfort levels that make the car an everyday option and a generous choice of optional extras.
Red Sea Distribution www.redseadistribution.com are already in talks with select dealers and can look forward to new dealers being announced in due course. These dealers will service North America from the east to the west coast.
A Red Sea Distribution representative made the following comments"We are very proud to be appointed the official US distributor for ZENVO, as a specialist niche market distributor we offer a service to the exotic dealer that has never been seen in the US before. We look forward to appointing new dealers and Giving them the status of new car dealer for the ZENVO brand"
Numbers to be made 15 Per Year. Pricing $1,225,000.00 US Dollars