Canceled: Audi Club Nationals 2021 Hosted by Audi Club Lone Star

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64078"] IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and out of an abundance of caution for our members, The Audi Club National Meet has been cancelled. Members who have already paid the $35 National Event Registration will be contacted individually to discuss options: honorary credit to next year’s event, donation to Audi Club Lone Star, or refund (less fees). Track Day Event is still planned by the event organizer and regist...

Find of the Day: 2009 Audi R8 6sp…RWD

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64068"] words: Bill, photos: Jay Dub I love the MK1 R8 especially the V8 model. I know the V10 is the lustful one to get but the V8 will always have a spot in my heart especially with that gated manual. But one thing both the V8 and V10 has is quattro. For years and into the 2nd gen, quattro was always standard until the RWS model was revealed in 2017. Some though looked at other RWD supercars and wished their MK1 R8 were the same. Take this 2009...

Audi Opens a Brand Exhibition at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64057"] source: Audi AG “Experience Progress”: this is the title of the second brand exhibition by Audi at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum on Unter den Linden in Berlin. Until 17 January 2022 visitors and everyone who is interested can experience the brand with the four rings in the German capital. The exhibition includes more than Audi’s latest electric models. At a number of exhibits, some of them interactive, focusing on performan...

Video of the Day: C7 RS 6 Avant vs C8 RS 6 Avant Drag Race with Daniel Abt

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64046"] words: Bill, video: Daniel Abt If you've ever wondered how the older C7 stacked up to the new C8 RS 6 Avant, wonder no more. In Daniel Abt's (yes, that Daniel Abt) latest YouTube video, he pits the two super wagons against each other. Thankfully, there are English subtitles for those who don't speak German. While the C7 has a lot of miles on it, it's been upgraded with ABT power as has its younger sibling, the C8. Both put out about 700...

Reviewed: Audi Accessories Roof Box

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63984"] words/photos: Ryan Compton Having recently purchased an Audi Q8 as a tow vehicle, we knew immediately that we wanted to start looking at roof boxes. While the Q8 isn’t an Avant or allroad, when you get the right roof box, it looks just right. Also important, of course, we needed the storage space for long trips. Thankfully, Audi of America has recently been including roof bars with new crossovers equipped with stability adaptation ...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi 20V Turbo quattro Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64018"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer I've seen this Avant before...well, I'm 91% certain I've seen it before. Many moons ago in a different life, I was volunteering at a United Way Day of Caring and our assignment was in a park in Nazareth, PA. It was hot, we were moving rocks the size of Beetles from one pile to another, and out of a crew of 7, there were only 3 of us moving those rocks. Needless to say, I was not in the best of moods. W...

Volkswagen Credit and Audi Financial Services Extend Assistance to Customers Facing Hardship from Hurricane Ida

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63274"] Volkswagen Credit and Audi Financial Services will offer several ways for eligible existing U.S. customers to get financial assistance 60-day payment deferrals without fees (Volkswagen Credit and Audi Financial Services will not charge any fees, but finance charges will still accrue for non-lease accounts) Waiving past maturity fees in certain circumstances As the impact of Hurricane Ida continues to be felt across parts of the U....

Video of the Day: A Family Affair – Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TT RS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63927"] words: Bill, video: carwow The lyrics to Sly and The Family's Family Affair was going through my wind when I saw the lineup to this peculiar drag race: Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and Volkswagen Golf R. It is a family affair with all these brands under the Volkswagen tent and Mat brings them all together. An unusual lineup when you think of the V8 SUV, a 6 cylinder RWD sports car, a 5 cylinder AWD, and a 4 cylinder...

Audi customer racing Team Wins and Takes the Lead in the ADAC GT Masters Standings

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63914"] source: Audi AG Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller win at the Lausitzring Success for the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in China Audi RS 3 LMS with class wins in China and Poland At the ADAC GT Masters race weekend at the Lausitzring, Audi drivers Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller took the lead in the drivers’ standings with a victory in the Audi R8 LMS, while their team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport also leads the teams’ standings. Audi cu...

Automobili Lamborghini and Composite Materials. More Than 35 Years of History Told in 12 Chapters

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63864"] source: Automobili Lamborghini One strength of Automobili Lamborghini’s product design is the development and application of lightweight carbon fiber materials. Continuous research and an innovative approach have helped put Lamborghini at the forefront of this sector over more than 35 years. Here are 12 milestones in this extraordinary history: 1983: Lamborghini launches the development and use of carbon fiber for the first time. Th...

Audi Discusses Social Aspect of Autonomous Driving with Experts at the IAA

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63858"] source: Audi AG Central Munich plays host to expert panel discussion at the IAA on the legal, ethical and political issues related to autonomous driving Christoph Lütge, Director Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich: “We need to take care not to view autonomous driving solely as a technical challenge. The only way for us to fully harness the opportunities of this technology is by engagi...

Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs AMG E63 S Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63850"] words: Bill, video: carwow.com ICE versus Electric Mat Watson and Carwow are back and this time he is bringing the heat. In this corner, the AMG E63 S and the opposite (in more ways than one), our hero, the Audi RS e-tron GT. Mat always tries to be in the car that he thinks will win and boasted that no Audi RS vehicle has won against the E63 S. Does this bode well for the RS e-tron GT? Watch below and find out. [embed]https:...

Find of the Day: 2009 Audi R15 V10 TDI Chassis T 101

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63825"] words: Bill, photos: Canepa Want to be the King/Queen of your next Audi Club High Performance Driver Education event? Heck, want to be King/Queen at the next historics race? Here's your chance. This R15 V10 TDI is for sale from Canepa. We've featured another FOTD from Canepa and it was a 1986 Audi Sport quattro possibly owned by Frank Beddor (founder of the Club). Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63823"] Af...

Audi A6 e-tron concept at Milan Design Week

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63756"] source: Audi AG Audi City Lab as platform for talks about the future Brand with four rings presenting Audi A6 e-tron concept: high-tech all-electric sedan Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron making Italian debut Emotional design, spectacular lighting technology, and perfect harmony – that’s what both the Audi brand and Dutch product designer Marcel Wanders are renowned for. In the Audi City Lab showroom designed by Wande...

And the Winner of the Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes is…

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59867"] Over a year ago (it seems like a lifetime), we were talking about our next sweepstakes. Our previous one had ended and the prize was a choice between an RS 5 Coupe, an RS 5 Sportback, or an e-tron SUV. At that time, it was the most expensive prize Audi Club had ever offered. "Why not think bigger?" The newest and hottest Audi had just been announced for North America and we had to get our hands on one. The Audi RS 6 Avant was finally co...

Audi Hungaria: 40 Million Engines – from Győr to the World

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63804"] source: Audi AG The 40 millionth engine from Győr was an electric drive Peter Kössler, Board Member for Production and Logistics, AUDI AG: “Audi Hungaria has become the electric drive manufacturing centre of the Audi Group, and continues to make steady progress along the path of electromobility” Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria: “Our highly trained team is ready for the challenges of the future...

Audi at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63792"] source: Audi AG Audi exhibiting with new event concept at IAA Mobility The Audi grandsphere concept: autonomous driving and maximum comfort “House of Progress” brand pavilion showcases future direction of the brand Audi Brand Talks on interesting topics with exciting guests “Let’s Talk about Progress”: Audi is putting the spotlight on e-mobility at the IAA motor show, which is being held in Munich for the first time this ye...

Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor Overall GT World Challenge Europe Champions with Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63769"] source: Audi AG Another early title for Audi Sport drivers Weerts and Vanthoor Victories for the Audi R8 LMS in Italy and China Class titles for the Audi R8 LMS GT4 The latest GT World Challenge Europe weekend saw more celebration for Team WRT as Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor clinched another early title. The Audi R8 LMS proved to be the car to beat in Italy and China, while the latest evolution version of the GT3 sports car made...

Find of the Day: 670WHP 1995 Audi S6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63708"] words: Bill, photos: Dan Gray via collectingcars.com With great power comes great responsibility and the urS6 Avant can be called a great vehicle. This one I've seen in person and it looks as good as it does in these pics. Dan Gray is the owner of this beauty. He's also the one who built the green B7 RS 4 Avant we featured in a past issue of quattro Magazine so you know this one is built right...awesome. Here's the ad: [gallery link="n...

Easily Create The Audi of Your Dreams

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63676"] source: Audi AG Technology from the video games industry sets new standards on the Audi Configurator Thanks to game engine, customers can virtually take a seat in their configured vehicle in real time Collaboration between Audi, markets, and development partners such as Audi Business Innovation taking place in an agile setting Which model will it be? With an internal combustion engine or electric drive system? And what about the exte...