2019 Audi A7: Design Philosophy Video

words: Bill Cho, video & photo: Audi AG Audi of America recently released this short video of the design philosophy of the new A7. Andreas Koglin and Sebastiano Russo, the two exterior designers tell their story of the new lines and the inspiration for them. With the North American debut of the A7 happening at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, this is a timely video.  Enjoy. [embed]https://youtu.be/SJL0rOiwCgo[/embed]

Leena Gade Joins SPM as Indy Car Lead Engineer

words & photo: George Achorn Though she left Audi Sport several years ago, Audi Sport's three-time Le Mans winning lead engineer Leena Gade remains a favorite amongst Audi enthusiasts. Gade was the first ever female to win Le Mans as lead engineer, and now she'll be the first woman to take the same role at an Indy Car team. Ms. Gade's first win with Audi Sport in 2011 was a memorable one. Her driver team's two teammate cars had gone out in spectacular crashes, leaving just Gade and...

Event Report: Audi Sport Brand Launch in New York + The Full Photo Gallery

words and photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Summer 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. This time around, we’ve added the entire collection of photography shot on site at the Audi Sport launch. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. New York, NY – Highline Studios isn’t just a boastful moniker for a Manhattan-based video production company....

Find of the Day: 2003 Mugello Blue RS 6

words: Bill Cho, photos: Craigslist There are executive cars and then there are executive muscle cars. The C5 RS 6 falls into the second category. The first RS model (and only RS 6) to hit the shores of the States, it made quite an impact. Motor Trend said: "The RS 6 spools up with so little drama, it doesn’t feel as quick as it is. Until you look down and realize you’re going 20 mph faster than you thought you were–and 50 mph faster than your mother would want you to." This part...

BILSTEIN Brilliantly Keeps the NSU Ro 80 on the Road

source: Bilstein When the NSU Ro 80 first hit the roads back in 1967, it made a futuristic impression with its streamlined bodywork and exotic 115-hp rotary engine. Even so, the not entirely deserved reputation to be technically unreliable ensured that the car was by no means a bestseller until the production finally stopped in 1977. Consequently, demand for the remaining vehicles is particularly high among fans of classic cars. As spare parts are scarce, the "Ro 80 Club International", b...

Tough Day for Audi in Marrakesh

source: Audi Sport Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler without fortune in Formula E in Marrakesh Daniel Abt still scores one point after drive-through penalty Title defender Lucas di Grassi retired Marrakesh - In round three of the Formula E electric racing series in Marrakesh (Morocco), following a strong beginning, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler only went home with a single point. Daniel Abt, after a drive-through penalty and a full course yellow which came at an unfavor...

One-Two Victory for GT4 Version of the Audi R8 LMS at Premiere in Dubai

source: Audi Sport Customer team Phoenix Racing celebrates one-two class win in season opener Three podium places in total for Audi Sport customer racing All three race cars on the grid in Dubai for the first time Dubai - Jubilation at the beginning of the year: Team Phoenix Racing with Audi Sport customer racing celebrated the first 24-hour victory of the new Audi R8 LMS in the GT4 class. The career of Audi Sport customer racing’s most recent new p...

Best of Audi quattro on Hillclimb Racing – 5 Cylinder Pure Sound Compilation

words: Bill Cho, video: HillClimb Monsters If you had to use one word to describe the Audi 5 cylinder, it would be legendary or unforgettable or storied or...you get what I'm saying. Full of snarls, pops, chirps, whoosh and roar, this compilation video by HillClimb Monsters is 11 minutes of pure joy. There's nothing like hearing an approaching beast and just knowing it's an Audi. From European hillclimbs to Pikes Peak, you will be at the edge of your seat as you watch these Audis tak...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi ur-quattro

words: Bill Cho, photos: Gooding & Company To find a clean Ur-quattro in the States these days is getting harder and harder so I normally look at the European sites to get my fix. These cars were a fantasy of mine since middle school ever since I read about Rally Group B. On a whim, I decided to look Stateside and I ran across this 1985 beauty on the Gooding & Company website. Distinguished Provenance and Likely One of the Most Significant Examples Extant Extremely Origina...

1,878,100 Automobiles Sold: Audi Closes 2017 with New Record-Breaking Sale

source: Audi AG Following a difficult start, successful year-end closing with sales up 0.6 percent Sales chief Bram Schot: “Demonstrated strength and brand attraction” Q models take off with over 685,000 deliveries Ingolstadt - AUDI AG has increased its global sales for the eighth year in a row. Despite a turbulent first half of the year, the company achieved a new record-breaking figure: Around 1,878,100 deliveries represent an increase of 0.6 percent. The Four Rings so...