Spy Photo: Volkswagen MK8 Golf R Wagon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57444"] For those who don't know, the Mk7 and MK7.5 Golf R sits on the MQB platform as does the Audi S3/RS 3. In the States though, we did not get the Golf R Wagon and it looks like we may never get it as Volkswagen of America has dropped the Golf SportWagen/Alltrack (and the base Golf) from its lineup. That's too bad because the Golf R wagon seen here is a good looking vehicle. Did I mention that the Golf R is also AWD? We spotted a prototype fo...

Spy Photo: Audi Horch A8L

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57421"] Wait...did you just say Horch? The rumor that Audi will bring back the Horch name plate for an ultra-luxurious car to fight against the Mercedes Maybach has been swirling around for some years now and back in 2019, Audi confirmed the plans. Well to be honest, they did just confirm the car not the Horch name. But with Mercedes using Maybach for its luxury version of the S-Class, it makes sense for Audi to resurrect the Horch name for the b...

APR Brings an Audi S3 Sportback Over for Development

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57381"] words: Bill, photos: FCP Euro There have been photos of a stateside Euro-spec S3 Sportback (and a Euro-spec Volkswagen MK8 GTI) floating around and now we know the story. APR, the longtime tuner in the VW/Audi scene, imported both from Germany. Chatting with APR's Brand Manager, Arin Ahnell, he explained that they were bought in Germany and APR Deutschland and APR partner, Stoll Automotive, had begun development on both. [gallery link="no...

Chapter Leaders – MotorsportReg is offering free tech sessions

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31621"] Registration’s officially open for MotorsportReg Tech Sessions Chapter Leaders MotorsportReg is offering free tech sessions focusing on technology, operations, growth, and promotion; you'll learn how to simplify and streamline all your events. Join them for 21 virtual keynotes, how-tos, and discussions designed for motorsports event organizers and professionals. These seminars will help chapters who have not held big events or ev...

Free RS 6 Sticker for Next 100 Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes Participants

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57327"] Want to get an RS 6 Avant decal for your laptop, toolbox, roof box (okay, that one's kind of meta), forehead or other stickable location AND possibly win a 2022 Audi RS 6 Avant in the Audi exclusive color of your choice? Well, we'll send you one of these decals as  a way of saying thanks to the next 100 participants in our Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes. You probably already know that the focus of our current fundraising sweepstake...

034Motorsport ZTF-01 Forged Wheels

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57342"] 034Motorsport is excited to announce the new line of fully forged VW and Audi specific wheels! 034Motorsport ZTF Wheels are fully forged, designed with ultimate performance in mind. ZTF Wheels are sold with a lifetime structural warranty against defects. Rest assured that ZTF Wheels for your specific vehicle will fit perfectly without any guessing games or modifications to fenders or suspension components. When designing these wheels...

Find of the Day: 2006 Champion Racing Audi RS 4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57306"] words: Bill, photos: Hank Franczak I know I've used this before but do you know who Walter Mitty is? He was a meek man with a wildly vivid imagination in the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. With our Find of the Day, you can imagine yourself as a famous race car driver and you wouldn't be that far from the truth. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57310"] Built to SCCA Pro-Racing World Challenge ...

New Dual Leadership at Audi Sport GmbH

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57321"] source: Audi AG Dr. Sebastian Grams completes the management team for the subsidiary Strategic focus on electrification – in motorsport as well as in series production Dynamic team with more than 1,300 employees at two locations An important new addition at Audi Sport GmbH: Dr. Sebastian Grams will complete the management team at the Audi high-performance operation starting March 1. He is assuming the helm of th...

New Euro 6d Emission Standard: Audi Has Converted Its Model Range

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57317"] source: Audi AG Models in the sales program comply with the strict limits The Euro 6d standard focuses on RDE tests on the road The twin-dosing technology lowers NOx emissions effectively in the TDI models. As of the beginning of 2021, Audi has converted its vehicle range to the new level of the Euro 6d emission standard. All models included in the currently valid sales program comply with the strict limits of th...

Choice Gear Find of the Day: Brutal Beasts- Audi S1 E2 Prints by WeAreInk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57299"] words: Bill, photos: WeAreInk We run a column in quattro magazine called Choice Gear where we highlight Audi-centric items that we think our audience would love to have and we may have found another. WeAreInk is a London based company who makes limited edition digital prints like the Audi S1 E2 you see above...and below. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57291"] They've stripped the paint and livery to show the sinister ...

Spy Photo: 2022 Audi S8 Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57283"] Yesterday, we showed spy photos of both the facelifted 2022 Audi A8 and A8 hybrid. Today, we bring you their brawnier sibling, the 2022 Audi S8 and this time in the cold winter of northern Sweden. Just like on the first sighting, we can see the new headlights reminiscent of the A3 headlights. The new grille is also visible, a new shape and new inserts is the deal there. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57270"] The fr...

Audi Anniversary Dates 2021

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57254"] source: Audi AG Audi Tradition is releasing its latest "Anniversary Dates 2021" digital booklet which provides you with the most important dates concerning Audi's company and product history. Outstanding this year: the Audi core message "Vorsprung durch Technik" ("progress through technology" or "the technical edge") which first appeared in an Audi commercial fifty years ago. In August 1969, Auto Union GmbH, I...

Spy Photo: Cupra Formentor VZ

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57229"] Wait...what is a Cupra doing on an Audi-centric website? Cupra is the high performance subsidiary of the Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group (which owns Audi). So once again, what is a Cupra doing on an Audi-centric website? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57243"] 5-cylinders...that's why this Cupra Formentor VZ in on our site. Cupra is winter testing the 400hp Forme...

Spy Photo: 2022 Audi A8 Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57202"] It's the New Year and that means it's time for some new spy shots again. We start off with the first photos of the upcoming Audi A8 facelift. And we spied not one but two prototypes out testing and even if they look pretty much the same, there are some small differences. The facelifted Audi A8 will get some new head lights in “A3” style as we can see and also a new designed grille. The grille just doesn't have new inserts but also has...

Global Program 2021 for Audi Sport customer racing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57195"] source: Audi Sport Intercontinental GT Challenge and Nürburgring 24 Hours on the calendar Support for customer programs in global GT3 racing series DTM drivers and two young newcomers in the driver squad Audi Sport customer racing will continue its international program in 2021 to complement its customers’ commitments. For the sixth year in succession, Audi will contest the Intercontinental GT Challenge, which ...

Win Another Audi RS 6 Avant? Yes, but We’re Not Affiliated.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57188"] It's a moment that sort of feels like seeing someone else at the prom wearing the same dress. Yes, we've found another RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes. No, it's not ours. Even still, we bet our readers will want to know about it. As you may recall, Audi Club is giving away an Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant in the color of your choice later this summer (MORE DETAILS AND ENTER HERE). We're pretty excited about that. It's the most expensive car we've ev...

Video of the Day: MKI Audi R8 V8 vs MKII Audi R8 V10 performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57169"] words: Bill, video: Carfection New versus old, youth versus elder...what's better? Vicki Butler-Henderson and Henry Catchpole from Carfection try to answer this question by pitting a MKI R8 V8 against a MKII R8 V10 performance. They both agree that the original is still a great looking vehicle and drives well but what of the next generation? Which one would either want to go home with? Watch below and let's all agree...the MKI R8 wa...

Best-Selling Audi Receives Sportback Treatment: 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57174"] source: Audi of America Audi Q5 Sportback captivates with powerful and progressive, coupe-like design Tailored offering brings elevated design and increased sportiness over the SUV model New generation of lighting technology with available digital OLED taillights Audi today announced two all-new variants for its best-selling, recently refreshed Audi Q5 model line, the 2021 Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback. The arrival of these new variant...

Spied: Audi RS 3 Sedan Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57157"] With the regular Audi A3 sedan out and official, there is no need for Audi to hide the upcoming RS 3 in full camo anymore except for the RS parts. Just like the RS 3 Sportback, we can see that this prototype also has the wide production fenders behind that camouflage. We also notice that there is an air outlet hidden under camouflage at the area behind the front wheel. Wider fenders need wider side sills and they are also present on this ...

Ken Block and the Audi Sport quattro S1?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57123"] words: Bill, photos: Ken Block, Audi AG Who is Ken Block? Unless you've lived under a rock for the last decade or so, he's been all over YouTube with his wildly popular Gymkhana videos, he's a co-founder of DC Shoes, and now is the 'Head Hoonigan In Charge' at Hoonigan amongst his many activities. Just a couple of days ago, he announced that his 10+ year relationship with Ford was coming to an end. "It’s simply been a dream come true...