Audi Aims For Fifth Victory in Spa 24 Hours

[source: Audi Sport] This year’s running of the Spa 24 Hours will be a race of superlatives: Audi Sport customer racing will meet with the sport cars from twelve other marques at the anniversary event of the iconic endurance race. 67 race cars in total will be on the grid in the Ardennes from July 26 to 29. In the world’s major GT3 competition, Audi Sport will be battling for its fifth overall victory after 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017. No other brand has been more successful since...

“Edelweiss” With 500 HP And The NEW 20-Inch GR Rims: The ABT Audi RS 3 Sportback

[source: ABT Sportsline] The edelweiss is probably the most famous Alpine flower. It is said to have many positive properties – even as an anti-aging remedy. But this strictly protected white plant is not the only fountain of youth to be found in Bavaria: ABT Sportsline, for example, offers its interpretation of the Audi RS 3 – and there is no law against picking this precious flower from the company lot, as long as the purchase price has been paid. Just pretty and white?...

Heading to Waterfest This Weekend?

America's largest Audi and Volkswagen tuning event goes down this weekend, for the first time in a new venue. For 2018, Waterfest relocates from Raceway Park to Atco Dragway. That's some exciting news that'll see a staple in the Audi tuning show scene back again with some fresh changes. Audi Club will again be at Waterfest. From the Audi Club tent in the vendor area to gatherings of members out on the field, there are sure to be some incredible modified four-ringers in very high numbe...

Audi Convertibles by ABT – The Perfect Summer Drives

[source: ABT] It is the season for sun-seeking car enthusiasts and ABT offers many ways to dress up the Convertibles from Audi. The Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet not only let’s you feel the wind in your hair but also gives pure driving enjoyment. Time to treat the sporty two-door with some aerodynamic parts from ABT like a new front spoiler and rear skirt set. The latter also comes with a new rear muffler that kicks up the sound performance yet another notch. Height adjustable suspe...

The New Audi TT – An Update For The Design Icon

[source: Audi AG] Sporty design elements underline its dynamic appearance New seven-speed S tronic delivers sporty performance Comprehensive range of standard equipment improves the driving experience Twenty years after the series premiere of the original TT, the third generation of the Audi TT is receiving a comprehensive update. The design icon takes the stage with a sporty and refined exterior design, higher-powered engines and an extended scope of standard equipment...

Volkswagen Group of America Employees Across The Country Volunteer With Generosity Feeds To Pack Over 35,000 Meals For Children In Need

[source: Volkswagen Group of America] Herndon, VA (July 16, 2018) – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced that hundreds of employees from across the country recently volunteered with Generosity Feeds as part of the organization’s 2018 VWGoA Get Involved Summer of Service. Employees packed over 35,000 meals for American children in need in local VWGoA communities. The Get Involved Summer of Service is an annual initiative, from May to early September, designated ...

First Win for Audi customer team in Pirelli World Challenge

[source: Audi Sport] TruSpeed AutoSport won SprintX round in Portland with Audi R8 LMS First trophies for Audi R8 LMS GT4 in France Audi RS 3 LMS unbeatable in Portuguese hill climbing With an win and a third place, Team TruSpeed AutoSport showed its strongest performance so far in North America while Audi Sport Italia claimed a fourth podium finish in its local championship with the Audi R8 LMS. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Win and one more podium: The fourth Spr...

Audi AG: North American Government Agencies Approve Technical Solutions for Diesel Automobiles

[source: Audi AG] Plan of action now also given clearance for the last of five engine generations Measures for already-approved models with 3.0 TDI already around 62 percent implemented in the United States and around 42 percent in Canada Almost three years on from the start of the diesel crisis, Audi can offer a specific solution for all its diesel engines in the United States and Canada. The responsible approval authorities have now cleared the proposed package of measur...

Watch Hans J Stuck Run Goodwood in Auto Union Type C

A highlight for Audi enthusiasts at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed must surely be Hans Joachim Stuck taking to the hill in an Auto Union Type C. That particular Auto Union silver arrow configuration with quad rear wheels is the very same his father Hans Stuck dominated many hillclimbs back when the Silver Arrows represented the latest in racing future tech. https://www.facebook.com/StrietzelStuck/videos/1799509666782928/UzpfSTE0NzcyNjY3ODg6MTAyMTY5MDQwNTg0NjE4NjU/?notif_id=1531...

Autoblog: Audi R8 Spyder Spied With Updated Look

[source: Autoblog] With spy photos of the updated R8 coupe out, it was only a matter of time before the Spyder was...well...spied. Today is that day. Autoblog has published several photos of the drop-top super car and if you've seen the updated coupe then there aren't a lot of surprises. See the photos and read Autoblog's story HERE

Romain Dumas Unintentionally Rallies in Pike’s Peak Record Car at Goodwood

This past weekend was the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and there's one particular run up the famous hillclimb that grabbed our attention. No, the car's not an Audi, but it's built by the Volkswagen Group, re-set the bar at Pike's Peak and was being by former Audi Le Mans driver (and 2009 winner) Romain Dumas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDsAQ2Q4fm0 At one point, Dumas takes the car off the paved circuit and into the grass. From what the driver said, the motor running the front ...

Audi at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

It may not be an American event, but like Le Mans, Monaco and more... the Goodwood Festival of Speed is most certainly a bucket list event. It's also a happening unto itself - part vintage, part future tech, part hillclimb competition and more. If you missed it, well... we've got a photo gallery and some videos below that'll help give you a quick recap and ample reasons why you should consider making the transatlantic jump next year in order to attend. Now in its 25th year, the Goodwo...

Two Podium Finishes for Audi Sport at the Slovakiaring

[source: Audi Sport] Trophies for Jean-Karl Vernay and Frédéric Vervisch Five Audi drivers in the points Audi Sport customer racing celebrated two more podium finishes at the sixth round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup at the Slovakiaring. Jean-Karl Vernay from Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team took the best result of the weekend with second place in race one. Frédéric Vervisch from Audi Sport Team Comtoyou finished third place in race three after a great battle...

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is Formula E Champion

[source: Audi Sport] Title victory in Audi’s premiere year Lucas di Grassi takes second in season finale and is championship runner-up Daniel Abt sets fastest race lap on the way to finishing third on the podium Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler secured the title in the teams’ classification with impressive comeback drives in the season finale. Four podium positons during the weekend, including a one-two finish and 78 of a maximum of 94 possible points, turned a near unassa...

DTM Zandvoort: René Rast Takes First Win of Season for Audi RS 5 DTM

[source: Audi Sport] Defending Champion wins Sunday’s race using risky strategy Tire change after only one lap The defending Champion is back: in the tenth race of the year, René Rast gave the Audi RS 5 DTM its first victory of the season in the sand dunes at Zandvoort (Netherlands). What a story! In 2016, René Rast made an unexpected debut quite literally overnight in the DTM at Zandvoort. At that time he replaced Adrien Tambay, who had been injured...

Audi Starts Formula E Finale Weekend With One-Two Finish

[source: Audi Sport]  Lucas di Grassi wins first race of the weekend in the US metropolis The second one-two finish of the season for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Points difference in the hunt for the teams’ title reduced from 33 to 5 points Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler put itself in a significantly better position in the battle for the title in the teams’ classification of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with a commanding one-two finish. The championship will be deci...

Up and Away: All 50 ABT RS4-R with 530 HP Already Sold Out

[source: ABT Sportsline] With 530 HP (390 kW) and an impressive 690 Nm torque, the ABT RS4-R leaves almost everyone in its wake. And now this limited edition of 50 vehicles has also escaped the grasp of any further potential buyers, as CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt confirms: “The feedback on the car was simply amazing. Thus, the maximum number of production units was reached very quickly. I am very glad that our car struck the right note with our customers.” The potent stationwagon, whic...

Audi Club Wisconsin HPDE August 12-14, 2018 at Road America

AUDI CLUB WISCONSIN High Performance Driving School (HPDE) August 12-14, 2018 at the World Famous ROAD AMERICA in Elkhart Lake, WI **You Don’t Need an AUDI to Participate, All Brands are Welcome** Our Driver School and Safety Seminar begins on Sunday, afternoon August 12th at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. We’ll have registration, car tech, a light buffet dinner, and driver meetings. You will also have the opportunity to meet the other drivers and your instructor. On...

Magnus Racing Lands Best Result for Audi in 2018

[source: Magnus Racing] Running their most competitive race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, Magnus Racing and Audi Sport customer racing would enjoy their best result of the year, taking third during yesterday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at the historic Candian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport. Gaining eight positions in treacherous heat throughout the race, the two-hour, forty-five minute sprint race would generate the first podium for any Audi ve...