Porsche Macan EV Prototype Spied

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54389"] The next generation Porsche Macan will go all electric and we spied the very first prototypes. This prototype was out testing on a test track in bad weather conditions such as rain and fog and the distance didn’t help either but never the less, we are happy to be able to show you the very first photos. The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE, Premium Platform Electric, that is co-developed with Audi. While the platform...

The Very First North American ABT RS6-R is a Californian

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54403"] source: ABT America For the first time ever the legendary five-door Avant is available in North America in limited quantities, presenting ABT Sportsline with the opportunity to extend its famous ABT RS6-R to this important market as well. The very first completed RS6-R in North America was built by ABT’s longtime partner Pacific German in Laguna Hills, California. Of course, the ABT RS6-R demands exceptional visual enhancements. The Ger...

Video of the Day: On Board with The Stig and the Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54371"] words: Bill, video: Top Gear In yesterday's Video of the Day, we watched Jay Leno drive an Audi RS 6 Avant rather sedately through the streets. While it's always great to see an RS 6 Avant, Jay didn't exactly thrill us. Enter The Stig...remember him? He takes us on a Stig's eye view of the famous Top Gear track and he doesn't disappoint. Take a nostalgia trip across the line as you watch the video below. Enjoy and don't forget to tu...

Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS e-tron GT prototype: Today Meets Tomorrow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54367"] source: Audi AG Joint appearance at the world’s largest GT3 race in Belgium GTX World Tour as pioneer of electric drives in GT racing Audi’s electric Gran Turismo leads the field at the Spa 24 Hours on Saturday into formation lap They both originate from Neckarsulm, they embody the fascination of sports cars of today and tomorrow, and they reflect the whole passion with which Audi develops and builds cars: The successful GT3 raci...

Readers’ Choice for Best New Design Features: Audi Victorious in Five Out of Ten Categories

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54351"] source: Audi AG A1 citycarver, A3, A5, RS 6 and Q3 Sportback honored with “Autonis” Award Audi models impress in readers’ choice voting with some 16,000 participants Head of Design Marc Lichte: “At Audi, design is the number 1 reason for buying.” Audi won half the trophies awarded today at the “Autonis” Awards ceremony. In the readers’ choice by auto motor and sport, the premium brand took home the...

Video of the Day: Audi 80 Twin-Turbo V8 vs Lamborghini Gallardo…in Rallycross

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54342"] words: Bill, video: TH-Motorsport What is one of the last things you would think you'd see at a rallycross? Audi aplenty but how about a Lamborghini? A Gallardo to be exact. There is no description to this YouTube video except for the 80 being a twin-turbo V8. It readily handles the AWD Gallardo. You have to give it the Lambo driver for having fun with his Gallardo...I mean if you could, wouldn't you? Enjoy the video below. [embe...

Find of the Day: 17k-Mile 2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54333"] words: Bill, photos: UDrive Automobiles You read that right...17K miles. If you think that's stunning, wait until you see the price. This Phantom Black beauty has been slowly popping up on Facebook and Instagram and rightfully so. Here's the ad: !!2008 AUDI RS4!! !!INCREDIBLY LOW -17k MILES!!!!PHANTOM BLACK PEARL EFFECT OVER BLACK LEATHER!! !!DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY!!!!2 KEYS, BOOKS/MANUALS, ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER!! !!TITANIUM PACKAGE...

Video of the Day: Jay Leno Compares the Audi RS 6 Avant to the 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe Station Wagon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54290"] words: Bill, video: Audrain Automobile Museum Ok so it not a direct comparison; no drag race, no rolling race, etc. In fact, it's not much of a comparison between two vehicles but rather a highlight of what the Audi RS 6 Avant is. Jay Leno and Donald Osborne take a ride in this Nogaro Blue Tribute edition and talk wagons. What's a better conversation than wagons? Ride along with Jay and Donald in the video below. [embed]https://y...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi S8 V10…Cannonballer

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54281"] words: Bill, photos: Cars & Bids The Cannonball Run is not just legend or a funny movie from the 80s, it's still running to the day. We have a story on the COVID Cannonball Run coming up in our Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. That one involves an Audi S6. This Audi S8 is also a Cannonballer...it held the 2nd fastest record time of 30:43 in 2018. Here's the ad: Well, this isn't your typical Audi S8. On the contrary, this is a specia...

Audi R8 LMS on Course for More Titles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54238"] source: Audi Sport Riccardo Agostini GT3 championship leader before sprint finale in Italy Club racing success for Uwe Alzen in Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy Audi R8 LMS GT4 leads in four classifications in France and one European class and takes first wins in DTM Trophy Another two excellent races and best chances for Audi Sport Italia to win the title, a title in club racing in Germany, a victory in New Zealand and two podiums in Chin...

René “quattro” Rast Wins All Four DTM Races at Zolder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54218"] source: Audi Sport Defending champion scores 109 of 112 possible points in Belgium Nico Müller still within striking distance after finishing in second place New DTM record: 15 pole positions in one season for Audi After his fourth consecutive victory, title defender René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg will travel as the leader of the standings to the DTM finale at the Hockenheimring, which will take place on...

Eight Audi R8 LMS Cars Fight for Victory, Points and Titles at the Spa 24 Hours

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54199"] source: Audi Sport 26 drivers in eight Audi R8 LMS cars at the start Ardennes event again part of two different racing series Audi since 2011 with four overall victories and three victories in Coupe du Roi The 71st edition of the Spa 24 Hours will take place for the first time in autumn. From 22 to 25 October, the three Audi Sport customer racing teams will compete in the world’s biggest GT3 race to clinch their fifth victory after...

Audi and Chef Edward Lee Bring the Spark Back To Communities in Need

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54204"] source: Audi of America Audi of America committed to more sustainable, optimitistic future with launch of all-new Audi e-tron Sportback In the spirit of the fully electric Audi e-tron Sportback, Audi of America is bringing a recharged spark back by feeding communities in need Audi of America has extended its contribution with an additional $500,000 donation to The LEE Initiative to provide hunger relief and restaurant assistance nationwi...

Audi Club North America Board of Directors Election is Now Open!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37581"] Audi Club National Board of Director elections begins today, Thursday, October 15 and closes at 11:59 PM (CST), November 15, 2020. Please check your email and click the "VOTE HERE" button at the top or bottom of the message to cast your vote. It will take you to Survey Hero. The Audi Club North America Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee has confirmed seven candidates running for the three open positions. Here are the candi...

Limited-Edition Special Model Marks Anniversary: The New Audi TT RS 40 Years of quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54169"] source: Audi AG Limited to 40 units: special edition for the German market Exclusive exterior design: Aero kit and special heritage decal Upgraded details: consistently sporty interior Audi celebrates 40 years of quattro and presents a special edition of its top-of-the-line model in the TT model line. The Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro2 is celebrating the success story of quattro drive in impressive style. “For 40 years,...

Video of the Day: Underground Racing World Record 7 Second Audi R8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54162"] words: Bill, video: Underground Racing Wow...I've never seen an R8 do a wheelie before and unless you've seen this video, I'm going to reckon you haven't either. It took me longer to type that out than it did for Underground Racing's twin-turbo Audi R8 V10 to make it down the strip: 7.659 seconds at 196.76mph. Strap in and hang on as you watch the video below and prepare to say 'Wow'. [embed]https://youtu.be/ShHAO0ET3qU[/embed]

Audi Offers First Production Animated Digital Matrix LED Headlights in 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback and e-tron SUV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54150"] source: Audi of America Audi demonstrates leadership role with next-generation lighting technology Comprised of 1.3 million micromirrors per headlight, Digital Matrix LED headlights operate like movie projectors on the road At introduction, headlights offer five unique welcome and exit lighting signatures with motion graphics As lighting technology advances, Audi continues leading the way, now offering Digital Matrix LED (DML) headlight...

This Is What the Sound of an Electric Car Sounds Like

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54136"] source: Audi AG Since summer 2019, all newly registered electric and hybrid cars in the EU must have an artificial external sound. High time to ask the Audi sound designers how they mix the sound. Just this much: Didgeridoo sounds can be heard through the office. Three laptops, three screens and three boxes each. Controllers, amplifiers and cables in all colors. This is what Audi sound designer Rudi Halbmeir’s desk looks like....

Audi and FAW Establish New Company To Produce Electric Vehicles in China

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54124"] source: Audi AG Audi expands its presence in China together with its partner FAW Memorandum of understanding signed on the establishment of a company for the production of all-electric Audi models on the PPE platform Audi CEO Markus Duesmann: “This decision emphasizes the strategic importance of the Chinese market” Audi is expanding its presence in China. As an important milestone on the way to becoming a provider of sustainable ...

Find of the Day: 2017 Audi R8 Coupe V10 Gintani Twin Turbo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54115"] words: Bill, photos: AutoPark Dallas There are people who want to go through life unnoticed and then there's this for those who want to be noticed...and heard. This is a 2017 Audi R8 V10 that has had 'some' work done to it. I'll let the ad do the describing: AutoPark Dallas is thrilled to offer you this Gintani Twin Turbo Custom Wrapped 2017 Audi R8 V10 with MANY Upgrades for sale! Picture it: Sitting behind the wheel of your beautiful...