Video of the Day: 500+Hp Audi 80 Quattro 1.7 Turbo | HillClimb Monsters

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35015"] words: Bill, video: HillClimb Monsters If you've never been to a hill climb before, you should. Check the area around you and if there's one within a couple of hours, go. There are three within an hour from my house and I try to attend as many as possible. This particular one is the Retro Rides Gathering 2019 and it hosted a special Audi: Keith Murray's Audi 80 quattro with a 500hp 1.7hp engine that weighs only 1,895lbs. That's g...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Mars Red Ur-quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34991"] words: Bill, photos: Hemmings.com With the RADwood and Youngtimer movements, cars from my youth are climbing higher and higher in price. The silver lining though is that examples of these cars are popping up everywhere and in fantastic condition but...the price reflects this. Here's a fantastic example of an Audi Quattro for the low price of $85,000. Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's look at this time capsule. Here's th...

Fourth Title For Audi Sport in ADAC GT Masters

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34960"] source: Audi Sport Kelvin van der Linde/Patric Niederhauser with uncontestable lead in ADAC GT Masters Audi R8 LMS defends lead of the standings in the United States and France Racing premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 in Spain from September 27 to 29 Title decision in the ADAC GT Masters: Kelvin van der Linde/Patric Niederhauser in an Audi R8 LMS from HCB-Rutronik Racing, on scoring a victory at Hockenheim on the race weekend before th...

Reuters: BMW Engine Development Expert Duesmann Set To Become Audi Chief In April

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34945"] source: Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) - BMW’s (BMWG.DE) engine development and purchasing expert, Markus Duesmann, is set to become the CEO of Volkswagen’s (VOWG.DE) Audi premium brand, after BMW dropped its opposition to his early departure, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung cited a person with knowledge of the appointment as saying Duesmann will start as Audi chief on April 1... Rest ...

Gallery: 2019 Frankfurt IAA

Not only is the Frankfurt Motor Show (a.k.a. IAA) the largest car industry show in the world, it was also an considerably active one for the Audi brand. Maybe e performance does it for you in the form of cars like the new RS 6, RS 7, SQ8, S5 and more. Maybe you prefer the new world of electro mobility, in which case you may have found the new AI:TRAIL concept, the new FE06 Formula E car or the teased e-tron Sportback more your speed. Whatever the case, we've got nearly 100 shots from Frankfurt t...

Tom Kristensen – The Story Of My Life (Video) And Special Guest Of Audi Club North America

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34152"] words: Bill, video stills: Goodwood Road & Racing , photos: George Achorn, Audi AG Mention Tom Kristensen to the average person and they may know the name but not the significance. Mention Tom to an Audi fan? How much time do you have? Tom is the most successful race car driver in sports car history. We all know he won Le Mans ninetime, six of them consecutively but did you know he also won races in every single series he's ever rac...

“What A Year!” René Rast DTM Champion Ahead Of Time

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34146"] source: Audi Sport Drivers’ championship decided even before the finale Teams’ championship goes to Audi, too First victory for Jamie Green in the DTM since 2017 The triple has been perfected: Following the win of the DTM manufacturers’ championship, Audi also secured early title wins in the drivers’ and teams’ championships at the Nürburgring. The first DTM Champion in the new turbo era is René Rast, ...

Difficult Weekend For Audi Sport In China

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34134"] source: Audi Sport High price for poor qualifying results in FIA WTCR All four drivers in the points on the circuit at Ningbo Accidents not of its own doing deprive Audi Sport of better positions several times   Unfavorable positions in both qualifying sessions deprived Audi Sport customer racing of better results on the seventh race weekend of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in China. In the end, seventh place clinched by...

Rast Unstoppable: Audi Driver On Course For Title After Perfect Saturday

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34123"] source: Audi Sport   Maximum points score for DTM leader on SaturdayClosest rival Nico Müller without points in race after jump-startingJonathan Aberdein from customer team WRT Team Audi Sport in fourth position With a dominant victory in Saturday’s race at the Nürburgring, Audi driver René Rast has come a lot closer to winning his second DTM title. Before the last three rounds, the German has an advantage of 47 points over...

Video of the Day: Volkswagen ID. R Sets First Official Record For 99-Turn Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33698"] source: Volkswagen Romain Dumas covers the 6.78-mile mountain course in 7 minutes, 38.585 seconds Fifth major accomplishment for ID. R electric race car In a first, the all-electric Volkswagen ID. R has established a new record for the stunning Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road, a 99-turn route that had never before been used as a performance car benchmark. With a time of 7 minutes, 38.585 seconds, Volkswagen ID. R driver Romain...

It’s Good For The Environment and Employees: Audi Trials New Sealing Process At The Paint Shop

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33692"] source: Audi AG Innovation makes it easier to apply sealing material Precise metering reduces material consumption and saves weight Improved ergonomics for employees At its paint shop in Győr, Hungary, Audi is testing a new method of body sealing. Before a car is given its paint finish, a paste-like sealing material is applied to areas such as the weld seams. This improves vehicle acoustics, guards against corrosion and seals off the...

Fourtitude: 2001 Audi TT Open Sky Concept by Magna Steyr

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33688"] source: Fourtitude Editor's note: This is an article from 2014. At that time, quattro Magazine's editor-in-chief was the editor-in-chief of Fourtitude.  If you’ve been to the IAA, you know it’s gigantic. Likely the biggest auto industry show in the world, the event is spread across a massive complex of show halls. The Volkswagen Group less Audi takes up an entire show floor. Audi builds its own makeshift structure in ...

Dieter Gass: “Audi RS 5 DTM is the car to be beaten”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33678"] source: Audi Sport Interview with the Head of Audi Motorsport following the early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the DTM Audi has secured an early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the DTM. Before the two races at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1), Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass talks about the strengths of the Audi RS 5 DTM and of the title candidate...

Electrify America’s Open Network Of Ultra-Fast DC Chargers: First To Charge An 800-Volt EV Battery At 270 Kilowatts

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33674"] source: Electrify America Electrify America, LLC and Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) celebrated the first time the Electrify America DC fast charging network was used nearly to its full potential. On September 4, the day of the global launch event, a Porsche Taycan, with its 800-volt architecture, charged at Electrify America’s Bloomsburg, PA charging station. The vehicle charged at a maximum power level of 270 kilowatts, ...

2019 Audi A8 Flagship Sedan Named A Wards 10 Best User Experience Award Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33657"] source: Audi of America New-for-2019 MMI touch response infotainment system delivers robust, intuitive experience for driver and passengers Natural voice controls, as well as handwriting recognition and haptic feedback, provide multiple touchpoints that enrich experience The Wards 10 Best UX award evaluates vehicles based on user experience behind the wheel, including connectivity, infotainment, advanced driver-assistance sy...

Victorious Weekend for Audi Sport at Brno

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33643"] source: Audi Sport Customer teams dominate FIA CEZ in the Czech Republic with the Audi R8 LMS First podium finish for Baporo Motorsport in GT Cup Open Europe Brink Motorsport leads teams’ classification with Audi RS 3 LMS in Scandinavia Audi Sport customer racing delivered a strong performance on the race track at Brno thanks to its customer team Olimp Racing. In the FIA CEZ, the GT3 sports cars of the Polish te...

The Off-Roader of the Future – the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33621"] source: Audi AG Emissions-free driving in the great outdoors Four electric motors and a quattro drive Aicon and friends: Audi bringing all four visionary vehicles to the IAA Audi is completing its quartet of visionary vehicles and will be at IAA 2019 to showcase an electric off-roader for the future of road transport: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track....

Heading For DTM At The Nürburgring Neck And Neck

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33581"] source: Audi Sport Championship leader René Rast last year scored the maximum number of points Immediate rival Nico Müller to contest 100th DTM race Home round for Mike Rockenfeller and Audi Sport Team Phoenix Who will be the 2019 DTM Champion? This question may be answered as early as on this weekend (September 14/15) at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live starting at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1). “Following the ea...

High Performance and Innovative Design: The All-New Audi RS 7 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33522"] source: Audi AG New high-performance Sportback the first to feature a wide body Good-looking and suitable for everyday use: coupé-like grand tourer design V8 twin turbo: 4.0 TFSI producing 441 kW (600 metric hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) The new Audi RS 7 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.6 – 11.4 (20.3 – 20.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 265 – 261 (426.5 – 420.0 g/mi)) marks the mo...

Video of the Day: CarWow – Tesla Model 3 vs Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs…Toyota Supra?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33480"] words: Bill, photos: CarWow The electric age is coming...in fact, the groundwork is been laid by Tesla. OEMs have followed suit and will eventually catch up and pass Tesla. But what about the section of the driving public who wants to cling onto the present? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33470"] CarWow has put the new guard against the old guard in their latest drag race, rolling drag, and brake test. Lined up agai...