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Old 03-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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***APR news***

Not sure if this has already been posted, if so, please feel free to delete...





The APR distributor conference was a few weeks ago and there's some new things in the works that some of you may be interested in. This is a small article that was posted on Vortex, hope to finally make it next year.



Motorsport. It is not just a fun thing to watch on TV, it is APR’s entire philosophy behind their brand and their constantly expanding product line. The Alabama-based firm's newfound success at the track translates directly and sometimes indirectly into the consumer market. 2012 was no exception as APR used their annual distributor conference to roll out any number new developments that they have been working hard on over the last several months and years.




One of the more significant announcements was that of upcoming Turbo Diesel software availability, something that many TDI owners have been eagerly awaiting. In addition to the TDI upgrades, APR also officially announced a partnering with the Volkswagen R division as they displayed a variety of motorsport driven accessories.



While not official, APR’s iPhone app was circulating rapidly and we're told it is in the final stages of development. From what we can tell this is going to be an extremely robust piece of software that will usher in a whole host of benefits and upgrades- not just for those with APR tunes- but anyone wanting to closely monitor the inner workings of their Volkswagen Group vehicle. It will operate via a wireless dongle that the user can leave plugged into the vehicle indefinitely. Additional real-time gauges can be viewed on the phone’s screen during vehicle operation. As you can see, switching programs through the cruise control stalk will be made obsolete as well.



Of course the real reason everyone made the trip to Auburn- the Audi R8 GRAND-AM.



And let’s not forget the little brothers of the race program.



Volkswagen's CC SEMA design study was also at the APR facility.



APR has also quietly begun a project based on the ur S4 known as “Project Reunion”. The car represents a quest to demonstrate just how much power can be extracted from the original Audi 5-cylinder as a tie-in to their current Audi 2.5 TFSI development. Word is that they have been able to squeeze over 500hp out of their TT RS development car with stock fueling and intercooler.



Brembo was also on hand as usual to show off a few of their more impressive pieces of kit. While the normally pricey parts were around, Brembo has acknowledged the demand for a more affordable upgrade and they have put something together to fit that bill.



Last but not least, APR was eager to show off their 5 axis CNC machine. The Alabama-based confirms that its addition will allow them to offer head porting services among many other things. It is an impressive piece of hardware to say the least.



And that’s Angry Panda Racing for you.
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Volkswagen's CC SEMA design study was also at the APR facility.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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I'm waiting to see what this "more affordable upgrade" from Brembo will be...and that iPhone app... .. .
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Bring the iPhone app now! Can't wait!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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Yeah someone posted this, pretty good stuff!

and there is a thread specifically for the iPhone app, check it out
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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Yeah someone posted this, pretty good stuff!

and there is a thread specifically for the iPhone app, check it out
I've seen the iPhone app thread. Just nice to see that it actually is moving along...
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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Guess I'll have to buy a iphone just to control my car.... booo hisssss

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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i have an android phone as well, if APR is going to take forever with an android version, then I'll probably just pick up a cheap, used ipod touch.
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I want the angry panda emblem.
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APR iPhone app! Yesssss!
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So looking forward to that app! Would make logging a hell of a lot easier and more efficient, especially since it probably has the built in graphs instead of using vcds to get data and populate our own graphs.
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Sooo, does anyone know if/when APR is going to make the Angry Panda Racing stickers available? I want that on my car...so badass.
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