Drag Race: RS 6 vs Ariel Atom

[video: Carfection] We've featured some oddball drag races like SQ7 vs Ford Focus RS and allroad vs Porsche Boxster but this has to take the cake. Carfection pitted the 552-hp 4,299lb Audi RS6 against the 350-hp 1,213lb Ariel Atom. While the result may be a forgone conclusion, it's entertaining nonetheless. [gallery size="large" ids="14106,14107,14108,14109,14110,14111,14112,14113"] Enjoy! [embed]https://youtu.be/j0pRBA7SXr8[/embed]

Challenge Accepted! Can 305 HP Still Impress Racing Driver Daniel Abt?

[source: ABT Sportsline] At the same time as the Tuning World show at Lake Constance, Germany, and the legendary Wörthersee Meeting at Lake Wörth, Austria, ABT Sportsline participated in another exciting event. For this, racing driver Daniel Abt, son of CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt, led a powerful trio to the airfield at the small municipality of Tannheim in the German state of Baden-Württemberg: the ABT Audi SQ5 (425 HP/313 kW), the ABT Audi RS3 (500 HP/368 kW) and the ABT Audi RS5-R (530 HP/...

Find of the Day: NOS Minichamps 1:43 Audi Sport quattro Pike’s Peak

Today's Find of the Day goes out to the scale model collectors amongst us. Rare and out of production models tend to pull a serious premium on auction sites like Ebay, and that's if you can find them at all. Take for example the Minichamps' 1:43 iteration of Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi Sport quattro Pike's Peak racer. Minichamps did a limited edition run (6687 units) back in 2006, complete with cool display box featuring a map of the Pike's Peak hillclimb. It seems at least one of those un...

Audi exclusive S5 Sportback in Nogaro Blue at Audi North Houston

Nogaro Blue has been a mainstay amongst Audi enthusiasts since it first dropped in Europe on the RS2 Avant (then later in the USA on the B5-era S4). Not surprisingly, it's also a popular choice amongst those opting for Audi exclusive special order paint. Case in point is this S5 Sportback that just landed at Audi North Houston. Word from AJ Brivic of Audi North Houston is that the car is not only live and in the metal at their Texan dealership, it's also not currently spoken for. Rega...

Audi Sport Customers Win in Asia and Australia

[source: Audi Sport] Winners’ trophies in the Australian GT Championship GT3 successes of the Audi R8 LMS in China Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup at the Nürburgring with prominent appearance The Audi Sport customer racing teams again scored successes in international GT racing. At the same time, the first appearance of the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup at the Nürburgring met with great interest. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Victories in Australian GT racing: Tony Bates and G...

Formula E, DTM and DFB-Pokal: A Weekend of Sports Superlatives for Audi

[source: Audi Sport] Formula E race on home soil for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Berlin Electric racing series live on ARD before DFB-Pokal Final DTM at the Lausitzring on SAT.1 DFB-Pokal Final, Formula E in Berlin and the DTM at the Lausitzring: The Pentecost weekend this year will be one of superlatives for sports enthusiasts and fans of the Audi brand. For Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, the Berlin E-Prix is on the agenda on Saturday, May 19. It will be ...

Disappointment for Audi in Nürburgring 24 Hours

[source: Audi Sport] Audi Sport Team Land in sixth position best Audi team Harsh conditions in 46th running of the iconic race in the Eifel Podium result in TCR class for Bonk Motorsport Nürburg - In the 46th running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the Eifel region revealed itself at its worst: Audi Sport customer racing had traveled to the world’s biggest automobile race as title defenders, but together with its customer teams suffered some bitter setba...

New ‘Q8 Unleashed’ Series by Four Rings Studios

Audi appears to be making like Netflix with one key element in the upcoming Q8 reveal. As part of the Q8.Audi microsite just launched, it shared a trailer and episodic outline of a series dubbed Q8 Unleashed. At this point, most Audi enthusiasts know what to expect from the Q8. It'll take over the reigns (from the Q7) as the Audi brand's crossover Q-ship. What it may give up on interior volume of the Q7, it will make back in luxury, performance and sex appeal... the latter as measured in...

Audi Readies Q8 for Reveal

One need only to look at Audi's monthly sales charts to have no doubt that crossovers are the hottest thing going in the automotive segment. And, while Audi isn't ready as Ford is to give in on the value of cars, it is prepared to stake its claim at the top of the crossover segment. Enter the Q8. It's not like the Q8 was a secret. Audi has hinted at its Q-ship style, performance and luxury-minded entry meant to slot in above the Q7, more crossover on par with its flagship A8 than comforta...

Test of Courage for Audi Drivers at Rallycross in Belgium

[source: Audi Sport] Round three of twelve on rallycross calendar Race track one of the most unusual and difficult ones Circuit Jules Tacheny at Mettet, Belgium - Tight turns, tire walls as track barriers and a spectacular jump into the valley: Circuit Jules Tacheny at Mettet, Belgium, some 80 kilometers southeast of Brussels will host round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) this weekend (May 12/13) – and test the drivers’ courage. ...

Ten Years of Audi Sport customer racing

[source: Audi Sport] Six models for top-class customer motorsport More than 50 championship titles worldwide Numerous synergies due to close affiliation within the Group Neuburg a. d. Donau - Audi Sport customer racing is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Following the presentation of the first generation of the Audi R8 LMS in 2008, the first customers relied on the GT3 sports car the following season – and immediately clinched three driver championship titles. To d...

Audi Fleshes Out Its Corporate Strategy And Plans To Sell 800,000 Electrified Cars in 2025

[source: Audi AG] CEO Rupert Stadler: “We are taking the initiative. We are lifting electric mobility to the next level.” CFO Alexander Seitz: “We are accelerating the implementation of new and profitable business models worldwide” Sustainability: sales of approximately 800,000 new energy vehicles in 2025 with more than 20 electrified models – Audi production plants to be CO2 neutral by end of the next decade Digitization: €1 billion of operating profit from new bus...

Audi Expands Traffic Light Information – Now Available in 10 US Cities

Traffic Light Information (TLI) allows select Audi models to communicate with traffic signals With Phoenix and Kansas City, Kansas, more than 2,250 intersections across U.S. now activated “Time-to-green” feature shows the driver how many seconds until a red light will turn green Herndon - Audi of America announced today the expansion of Traffic Light Information to two more cities across the U.S. – Phoenix and areas of Kansas City, Kansas. In 2016, Audi, in collabora...

Volkswagen Group of America Hosts Casino Night To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

[source: Volkswagen Group of America] Herndon – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) recently welcomed the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington to their Headquarters in Herndon, VA as host for their 5th Annual Casino Night Charity Event. The proceeds from Casino Night provide funding for the Boys & Girls Clubs programs in the Fairfax County Region. “We were thrilled to host the Casino Night fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington,” said...

Audi Starts Second Quarter With Sales Growth

[source: Audi AG] Around 160,900 deliveries worldwide, up 3.1 percent China and North America provide important sales momentum Sales chief Bram Schot: “Set to more than double our local model range in China” AUDI AG delivered around 160,900 premium cars in April. Global sales increased by 3.1 percent. Customers took delivery of around 624,650 units across all models since January, an increase of 8.0 percent. As such, the Four Rings once again beat its previous reco...

Audi Driver Rockenfeller Runner-Up in DTM Thriller at Hockenheim

[source: Audi Sport] 2013 DTM Champion storms to second place from ninth on the grid Spectators witness one of the most gripping DTM races of all time Fans celebrate Mattias Ekström’s DTM farewell What a DTM opener at Hockenheim! In Sunday’s spectacular second race, Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix stormed forward to second position after starting from ninth on the grid. His teammate, Loïc Duval, and René Rast (Audi Spo...

Victory For All Three Audi Sport customer racing Models

[source: Audi Sport] Audi R8 LMS achieves next GT3 success in Blancpain GT Series Audi R8 LMS GT4 wins in the United Kingdom Audi RS 3 LMS at the very front in America and Russia The customer teams of Audi Sport customer racing came out on top and clinched further podium places in some of the world’s most challenging series again last weekend. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Perfect showing in the United Kingdom: The second race weekend in the Blancpain GT Series...

This One Time… at Rally Galicia…

Given it's Monday, and that's the appropriate time for everyone to share what they did over the weekend, we found ourselves highly entertained by a video we found posted over on Facebook. Our stage is Rally Galicia, and our star is a box-flared Audi 80 sedan blasting down a gravel road. Air ensues. Think he lands it? Watch below. https://www.facebook.com/Golovachuk.Vitalii/videos/1801798886546395/UzpfSTExNTg4Mjk2NjI6MTE4MDc0MDM5ODczNDgwNQ/

All-Electric Combination: Audi e-tron prototype at Wörthersee Meet

[source: Audi AG] Audi e-tron prototype tows trailer with Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car Long range and trailer hitch demonstrate suitability for everyday use The popular GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee will be held from May 9 to 12. In on the action: the Audi e-tron prototype. As a towing vehicle for the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, the sporty electric SUV proves its excellent suitability for everyday use. This year’s GTI Meet ...

#TBT Video: 2008 ALMS Long Beach Grand Prix

There is no doubt that more than a fair share of Audi Sport fans look back on the LMP1 era in the American Le Mans series as a halcyon time for the four rings. The now defunct ALMS series was a favorite to be certain, as was the highly dominant Audi R10. Some of the greatest races by Audi Sport in ALMS racing came when the R10 and its crews faced off with the LMP2 class Porsche RS Spyder fielded by Penske Racing. Here, as a special treat, IMSA has posted the entire 2008 Grand Prix of Long...