Lamborghini’s Design DNA Originated with the Countach

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61115"] source: Automobili Lamborghini The distinctively contemporary lines of the Lamborghini Countach, a legendary model celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, shaped the design of all subsequent Lamborghinis even up to today’s models, including the Aventador, Huracán, Sián, as well as the Urus. “There are works of art that always remain relevant, and the form of the Countach is one of them.” These are the words that Mitja B...

“Hey Audi, What’s New for 2022?” – Audi Infotainment Platform Expands with Voice Assistant and Personalization Features

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61101"] source: Audi of America Native “Hey Audi” voice assistant and integrated Amazon Alexa allow customers to control in-vehicle and home functions with “wake up” words Personalization 2.0 enables drivers to save settings such as climate control, locking, lighting, and seat settings, and lets them transfer settings between Audi vehicles Integrated Apple Music allows drivers to log into account without phone The Audi M...

Go Behind the Rings with Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61097"] source: Audi UK Debut eight-part podcast series lifts veil on legendary car manufacturer A brand-new eight-part podcast series, Audi | Behind the Rings, launches this week, lifting the veil on one of the most famous and iconic brands in motoring. The eight 30-minute episodes tell the story of Audi through past, present and future via a series of lively, informal and entertaining conversations. Host Alex Goy, authority on all things ...

Video of the Day: Chris Harris Drives: Audi RS e-tron GT vs BMW M5 CS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61088"] words: Bill, photo: Top Gear The all electric RS e-tron GT and the petrol BMW M5 CS…a titanic clash between the new and the old. If you are not familiar with the M5 CS, it is a monster. Powered by a 4.4l twin-turbo V8, it cranks out 627hp and 553 lb-ft torque which moves it from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and is not only the fastest production BMW ever made, it’s the fastest BMW sedan around the Nürburgring. A very worthy opponent to ...

Progressive and Sporty Into the New Model Year: The Audi e-tron S line black edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61081"] source: Audi AG Wheels, Singleframe and side mirrors in black Sustainable microfiber material in the interior, stitching and seatbelts in orange Edition model 50 quattro available starting at 79,350 euros; presales have begun A progressive, profoundly sporty exterior look with a black Singleframe and black side mirror caps, an interior with orange accents – Audi presents its fully electric SUV models e-tron and e-tro...

Audi of America Appoints Emilie Cotter as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61077"] New Audi of America SVP and CCO appointed May 24, 2021 Cotter to lead Audi U.S. communications strategy across corporate, product and lifestyle segments as well as government affairs SVP and CCO role reports to Daniel Weissland, president, Audi of America Beginning today Audi of America has appointed Emilie Cotter as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer to lead U.S. public relations. Cotter will report to A...

Victorious Start For Audi Sport Italia

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61070"] source: Audi AG First place for the Audi R8 LMS in Italian endurance racing Class success for Audi RS 3 LMS in Belcar Endurance Championship Second place for Audi in the TCR class of the Hockenheim 12 Hours For Audi Sport Italia, the endurance season in its Italian homeland started extremely successfully. After two second-place finishes at the beginning of the sprint race series three weeks ago, the team clinched its first victory of...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi 20V-Powered Quattro 6-Speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61011"] words: Bill, photos: Chris S. via Bring A Trailer Chris isn't unfamiliar with restoring and older Audi. We had another one of his as a Find of the Day last year. I said this about his S2/RS2 Coupe quattro clone: First of all, I have to say this is how you do an ad for a car. Lots of details, lots of clear photos that are actually in focus. Well, he doesn't disappoint with this BAT ad. Here it is: This 1983 Audi Qu...

Charging Stations and E-Cars: Audi Electrifies FC Bayern

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61001"] source: Audi AG FC Bayern’s electrification initiative with Audi continues Charging infrastructure for electric cars at the Allianz Arena to be expanded Member of the Audi Board of Management for Sales and Marketing Wortmann: “Together with FC Bayern, we embody progress.” FC Bayern and its partner Audi have installed 21 charging points for electric vehicles at the Allianz Arena. As of this summer, the charging infrastructure wi...

Audi Pilots Concept for Quick Charging

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60994"] source: Audi AG Audi charging hub with quick-charging stations addresses future peak demands and the lack of charging opportunities at home Premium concept with lounge and exclusive reservations Pilot project aims to test operations and acceptance for a possible serial roll-out Audi is driving its transformation as a provider of sustainable premium mobility. The brand plans to ramp up its efforts by 2025 with a wi...

Refined Details: Audi Gives the A1, A4, A5, Q7 and Q8 a Sporty New Look For the New Model Year

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60932"] source: Audi AG Attractive equipment packages and enhanced performance for the Audi A1 Sportback New S line competition and S line competition plus packages for Audi A4 and A5 Audi Q7 and Q8 head into the 2022 model year with new edition models Audi is launching sales on May 20 of attractive equipment packages for the Audi A1 and stylish appearance packages for the Audi A4 and A5 – the new Audi Q7 and Q8 edition models will follow ...

640 HP and 626 LB-FT of Torque for the Audi SQ8, Thanks to the ABT Power Upgrade

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60914"] source: ABT America If it were not for the RS Q8, the Audi SQ8 would offer the perfect mix of SUV practicality and performance. But thanks to ABT Sportsline the new Audi SQ8 no longer has to settle for the second place in the power race. From the factory a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 is powering the SQ8, already providing 500 HP and 568 lb-ft of torque. With the ABT Engine Control installed an exceptional gain of up to 640 hp and...

FCP Euro and Lime Rock Park Announce a 10-Year Strategic Partnership

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60911"] source: FCP Euro by Michael Roselli Connecticut-based European auto parts retailer, FCP Euro, enters into a long-term strategic partnership with Lime Rock Park Lime Rock Park has entered into a long-term partnership with European car parts online retailer, FCP Euro. The partnership will create in-person and digital opportunities for both organizations to increase brand awareness and customer reach. As the “Official Auto Parts...

Audi R8 LMS GT2 Celebrates Second Double Victory

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60906"] source: Audi AG High Class Racing extends lead in GT2 European Series standings Audi customer teams score class wins in Latvia and South Africa Audi R8 LMS on the podium in the ADAC GT Masters Four weeks after its two victories at the season opener in Monza, the Audi R8 LMS GT2 continued its winning streak in the new GT2 European Series at the second round at Hockenheim. Audi R8 LMS GT2 Two victories at Hockenheim: The Aud...

United Under the Flag of Diversity: Audi Employees Celebrate European Diversity Month

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60895"] source: Audi AG Various diversity campaigns at international production locations Audi Board of Management Member for Human Resources Sabine Maassen: “A common understanding of diversity and inclusion makes us fit for the future and ensures our company’s success” International diversity rollout in the Audi Group continues in 2021 The month of May is devoted to diversity at the Audi Group. Employees have com...

Promising Line-up from Audi at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60879"] source: Audi AG Proven winners and teams at the Nürburgring 24 Hours Three Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport customer racing on the grid Customer teams plan to field up to four additional Audi R8 LMS cars At the Nürburgring 24 Hours from June 3 to 6, Audi Sport customer racing sets its sights on its sixth overall victory. In addition, the chances of equaling or even surpassing the distance record set by Audi in 2014 are good this year. T...

Function on Demand Navigation Subscription Now Available in 2021 Audi Q5, A4 and A5 Models; Light Function Package for 2021 e-tron Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60874"] source: Audi of America Function on Demand subscription allows drivers to purchase MMI® Navigation plus via the myAudi app for vehicles not optioned from factory Audi connect® adds key enhancements including satellite mapping, natural speech recognition, traffic light information and unlimited Wi-Fi™ 2021 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback models offer Light Function Package on Premium trim level; features continue as stan...

We’ve Got the Hang of It

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60839"] source: Audi AG Effortless, precise, controlled – the steering philosophy at Audi New generation of steering wheels with touch screens and capacitive grip recognition Steering assistance functions for added safety and increased comfort Focus on sportiness and manageability – in the technology as well as the design The steering wheel is almost as old as the automobile itself. And it is a given that a vehicle will drive in the dire...

Chiron habillé par Hermès: The Pinnacle of Luxury Created Upon Request by a Bugatti Customer

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60793"] source: Bugatti A passionate Bugatti collector comes to Molsheim with his personal vision: to create for him a truly unique Chiron that epitomizes luxury. Enter the ‘Chiron habillé par Hermès’, the hyper sports car inspired by artisan craftmanship that is one of a kind. For any Bugatti connoisseur, to own a hyper sports car hand-crafted in the French luxury marque’s Molsheim Atelier is a lifelong wish. For some, this is not enough...

Volkswagen ID.4 Is First Production-Based EV To Complete NORRA Mexican 1000 Off-Road Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60783"] source: Volkswagen of America ID.4 performed amazingly over a total of 840 miles of off-road racing Production ID.4 1st Edition RWD was modified by Tanner Foust and Rhys Millen Racing for off-road use Volkswagen EV technology proves super capable in challenging terrain A specially prepared Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV completed the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 race on April 29 in the Baja peninsula of Mexic...