Audi Confirms Joint China-Specific Platform with SAIC

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101742"] “Vorsprung durch Technik” recharged: Audi and SAIC further strengthen partnership Joint development of new models built on China-specific platform named “Advanced Digitized Platform” for the next generations of premium intelligent, connected vehicles (ICV) will extend and complement Audi’s current product portfolio. Cooperation starts with three BEV models to tap into new customer and market segments in the fastest g...

Hagerty Launches Partnership with SUSTAIN Classic Fuel

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101527"] Hagerty partners with SUSTAIN fuels to help classic car owners better understand the benefits of using sustainable fuels SUSTAIN launched in 2021, with a commitment to preserving the beauty and legacy of classic vehicles SUSTAIN Classic fuel is safe to use on any car able to run on pump fuel and can even be mixed with traditional fossil petrol  Partnership launches at the 2024 Hagerty Hill Climb event and continues at the ...

New Bentley Continental GT is Coming

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101672"] New fourth-generation Continental GT to be revealed in June First Bentley to use the new Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain 782 PS and 1,000 Nm from new V8 engine and electric motor Latest generation chassis technology for exceptional dynamics 50 miles (80 km) of electric-only range WLTP CO2 figure of under 50 g/km The next step on a 20-year journey of Continental success, with almost 100,000 examples handcrafted...

Audi Future Models Roadmap: Next-Gen e-tron GT

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101737"] Just where the return of an R8-like model or like offering from Audi leaves the e-tron GT is another question entirely. As learned with the Avus Evo project earlier in this series, SSP 61 is the name for the architecture set to underpin the Taycan replacement and any associated Audi including Avus Evo and/or e-tron GT. Porsche recently introduced its updated Taycan, and though still based on the current J1 architecture, the accessi...

Premium Platform Electric (PPE): A Technological Leap for Next Generation of Fully Electric Premium Mobility from Audi

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="98421"] PPE makes optimal use of the advantages of an all-electric drive architecture to improve interior space, efficiency and performance Powerful and highly efficient electric motors and newly developed high-voltage battery for an impressive range suitable for everyday use The new E3 1.2 electronics architecture brings vehicle digitalization to a new level [source: Audi of America] INGOLSTADT, May 15, 2024 – The Premium Pla...

Unitronic JDC-Miller Go Three for Three at Laguna Seca

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101677"] In what can only be described as a textbook start to the season, the Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports team came away with yet another victory, this time at Laguna Seca, after a tough weekend of heated TCR racing. This result bolsters the team’s overall championship lead which is now extended to a commanding 180 points after just three races. [source: Unitronic] NEW TRACK SURFACE Spotlight over the weekend was on the freshly...

UK Pricing and Specs Confirmed for Audi Q6 & SQ6

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="98528"] New fully-electric Q6 SUV e-tron quattro available to order now priced from £68,975 MDP (manufacturer direct price) New PPE platform, new interior design philosophy, and many technological advances Twin-motor Q6 SUV e-tron quattro and SQ6 SUV e-tron quattro available from launch Rear-wheel drive Q6 SUV e-tron and Q6 SUV e-tron performance to launch later in the year priced from £59,975 and £63,475 (MDP) respectively Mo...

Audi Future Models Roadmap: The Next Q3

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="90076"] Audi’s smallest crossover is also getting a serious overhaul with a planned updated Q3. According to some sources of the website CarScoops, it’s now been effectively paired with the Terramar offering from Spanish brand sibling Cupra (also formerly known as SEAT). Effectively, it’ll share some key hard points and body components to keep costs in line. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="90070"] Such sharing is relati...

Lockton Motorsports Partners with Audi Club North America 

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101666"] [source: Lockton Motorsports] Lockton Motorsports is excited to announce a new exclusive HPDE partnership with Audi Club North America. Developed by Lockton Affinity, the Lockton Motorsports Insurance Program is specially designed to protect Audi Club members and their motorsports investments on and off the track. Christopher May, Executive Director of Audi Club North America, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Lockto...

Photographed: Audi RS 6 GT in Nardo Grey Keno Zache Photography

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101450"] There's no doubt that there's plenty of anticipation around the RS 6 GT launch, yet few images of the car exist beyond the launch photos with the heritage livery pack. And while we've seen the Nardo Grey version (barely) in Audi Germany's configurator program, we haven't yet had a chance to see it from other angles. Enter Keno Zache Photography. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101453"] It seems Keno Zache was a...

Huracán (R)evolution: a Story of Technology and Innovation

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101406"] The evolution of Huracán, the most versatile super sports car in the history of Automobili Lamborghini, from the first LP 610-4 to the STJ [source: Automobili Lamborghini] Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy – Presented at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Huracán has represented consistent evolution for Automobili Lamborghini, pushing the envelope of the driving experience for customers across the years. The Huracán, na...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 05.16.2024

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="101608"] Words: Steve Johnson Hello again Audi aficionados!  Thank you for clicking on another edition of Auction Watch where we’ve done the internet searching for you.  We’ve checked multiple car auction sites looking for Audi models worthy of your bids.  Each Thursday we post those listings calling out a car’s highlights, and include a few pictures and a link to the listing.  Our goal is to help you find the Audi that you’re l...

Audi Future Models Roadmap: Avus Evo vs. AU634/0, an R8 Replacement. ICE or EV

  [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101550"] Like the TT, Audi is mulling several concepts for an R8 replacement. Most favored currently is a concept gestating under the codename “Avus Evo”. CAR reports that harkening the 1991 Audi Avus concept car has been an influence for the design proposals so far… which explains the project name. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101549"] CAR believes its architecture will also be SSP derived, and a ...

Ultra Performance V8 Hybrid Succeeds W12 as Bentley’s Pinnacle Powertrain

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101398"] Bentley’s future to be led by new Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain Combines new, incredibly powerful combustion engine with advanced hybrid technology A seamless fusion of electric luxury with supercar performance More than 750 PS combined output, with 50 mile (80 km) electric range Engine sound released, previewing new character [source: Bentley] Crewe, England - Bentley’s future is being brought another s...

Carlos Sainz, Marc Márquez and José Miguel Aparicio Highlight Importance of Teamwork to Achieve Best Results

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101394"] Carlos Sainz, champion of the Dakar 2024 Rally with Audi Sport: "In a race like the Dakar, each member of the team is vital and necessary" Marc Márquez, MotoGP rider: "The union is strength, no matter how much you want to pull the boat by yourself, you can't" José Miguel Aparicio, General Director of Audi Spain: "At Audi we are clear that our history of innovation and progress cannot be built without a team spirit" The vi...

Audi Future Models Roadmap: Will TT Replacement Be TT, quattro or Something Different?

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101545"] Information coming out of Ingolstadt suggests Audi is in the conceptualization phase of hatching a replacement to its TT under the project name TT Evo. Even more interesting, it’s said to be one of a four car development project that will span the Audi, Porsche, Cupra and Volkswagen marques. In other words, the upcoming electric Porsche Boxster/Cayman will be followed by a TT replacement, production version of the Cupra Dark Rebe...

Unitronic JDC-Miller Look to Complete Hat Trick in California with RS 3 LMS

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101598"] [source: Unitronic] With nearly eight weeks since Chris Miller and Mikey Taylor took the top step at Sebring International Raceway, the Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports team is eager to kick off round three of the 2024 IMPC championship at the infamous, Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. Thanks to skillful driving and great work in the pits, the experienced Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports team currently sits at the top of the Mic...

Challenging Time: Audi do Brasil Reveals Teaser of the Project with Senna Brand

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101389"] São Paulo, Brazil - On the day that marks the legacy of Ayrton Senna to the world, Audi do Brasil and Senna Brands start an unprecedented partnership to celebrate the 30 years of operation of the four-ring brand in Brazil and the history of the three-time world champion driver. Since the beginning of the month, Audi do Brasil and the Senna brand have come together to present the campaign of an institutional project involving companie...

Audi Future Models Roadmap: Q9, a Large Internal Combustion SUV

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101524"] Another further development expected to spawn from PPC is a newer and larger SUV offering believed to be called Q9. Test mules of the SUV have already been seen testing, and nearly a year ago now outgoing design boss Marc Lichte began commenting on such a car to the press. [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="98318"] “I’m a big fan of really rugged SUVs. There’s potential for us because there are only two prem...

Audi Q6 e-tron: Focus on Charging Performance

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="98541"] Maximum charging power of 270 kilowatts for a large part of the charging time – energy for up to 255 kilometers recharged in only ten minutes Standardized communication between charging station and vehicle  The Europe-wide Audi charging network and Audi charging hub terminals in urban environments offer a dense network of charging points Ingolstadt, GERMANY – When designing and developing the high-voltage (HV) battery f...