Audi e-tron FE06 cars are on their way to Riyadh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37747"] source: Audi Sport Race cars, spare parts and racing suits: ten tons of precious Formula E freight Season opens in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler to race with Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi The season will soon begin in earnest: About two weeks before the first race of the new Formula E season, a total of ten containers and boxes from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team have ...

S1:E8 Unfair Advantage Podcast: Tom Kristensen Part 1: Space-Shuttle-Side Chat with Mr. Le Mans at Audi Club Nationals 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32673"] Yes, Virginia...we still have a podcast. George & I have been busy with traveling to Avantoberfest, meeting in Herndon (Audi HQ), getting the q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine to bed, and prepping/working the National Event in the D.C. are so we apologize for not airing more episodes. BUT during that time, we did record some podcast including a 800-mile roundtrip in an Audi e-tron and an in-depth interview with Tom Kristensen. In...

Audi R8 LMS GT4 Sporting A New Look

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37703"] source: Audi Sport After two successful years with a total of 17 title wins worldwide, Audi Sport customer racing updated the Audi R8 LMS GT4. From the 2020 season onward, customers will benefit from enhanced aerodynamics and setup options allowing for greater customization. A new look rounds out the car’s appearance. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is a winner: Whether in North America, Europe or Asia, in competition with the race cars of up to 14...

Confirmed: Audi RS Q8 Will Drop at 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

While we've known about the upcoming Audi RS Q8 for a few months now (reporting on it HERE, HERE and HERE), there's no doubt that it's gotten a lot more attention this morning with news its breaking a new Nürburgring lap record for SUVS (HERE). Seems about as good a time as any then to share news we learned during Audi Club Nationals 2019... that the RS Q8 will make its American debut (and maybe even world debut) at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. How do we know? News was dr...

Even Sharper And More Striking: The Audi R8 V10 RWD And The Audi R8 LMS GT4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37686"] source: Audi Sport The sports car with rear-wheel drive is now a fixed element of the portfolio New exterior design analog to the revised R8 quattro versions for the series production model and racing car 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine with 540 PS accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds From special series to standard range: The Audi R8 V10 with rear-wheel drive (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km...

Audi Club Board Election in Two Weeks

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37581"] Audi Club National Board of Director elections begin November 15. Keep an eye on your email inbox for your election ballot on Friday, November 15. Each year, three of the nine National Board of Director positions are up for election. Directors serve a three-year term and are eligible to run for a second three-year term. For the term 2017-2019 ending in December, director seats for Milton (Bud) Dannemiller, Roger Labas and Jay Morgenroth a...

Autocar: 2020 Audi RS Q8: first ride in ‘Ring record-breaking SUV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37613"] source: Autocar, video: Nürburgring   Editor's Note: We just ran across a YouTube video of the RS Q8 run so we've added it to the bottom of this post We ride shotgun in Audi's 592bhp super-SUV ahead of its official debut The Audi RS Q8 hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, but already it’s a record breaker. Packing 592bhp, the high-riding, high-performance flagship has smashed the SUV lap record at Germany’s fearsome Nürburgring...

A New Twist: The 2019 Audi Club Sweepstakes Offers Three Choices

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37531"] There is a new twist to an old Audi Club tradition. In the past, Audi Club has raffled off an A4 to an RS 3. Last year, we raffled off two cars for the 1st time n our history. This year? We've decided to mix things up a bit by giving away your choice of THREE vehicles...by sweepstakes. [gallery link="none" size="full" ids="37533,37534,37535"] Audi Club is giving away a brand-new Audi, your choice between three of the marque’s ...

Audi Adopts “Overspray-Free Painting” In Series Production

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37526"] source: Audi AG New method creates contrasting paint finish in a single process Audi A4 Sedan and A5 Coupé “edition one” versions with black roof Protecting the environment and cutting costs: Using the method known as overspray-free painting, Audi is now able to apply two different colors in the same painting process. The new technique is being adopted for the first time for the “edition one” limited-edition models of the A4...

Find of the Day: Former H&R Audi exclusive RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37510"] words: Bill, photos: H&R, George Achorn This particular Audi exclusive Orange Pearl Effect V3 may look familiar to some readers as it has graced both the pages of quattro Magazine and the website (featured in q1_2018 and in the SEMA Show photo gallery on the site). It was my instant favorite at SEMA not only because of its eye-grabbing color but also of the "ghost" Audi rings on its flanks...reminiscent of when I played Gran Turism...

Automobile Magazine: We Followed Hurley Haywood at Le Mans: Racing Is What Racing Was

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37506"] source: Automobile Magazine, photo: Terry Renna/AP Images Editor's Note: While Hurley Haywood's time with Audi was short, his impact will last a lifetime in the annals of Audi lore. Catch up with what Hurley is doing lately courtesy of Automobile Magazine Hurley Haywood abhors being late. As a three-time champion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a five-time winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, arriving anywhere first is a tra...

Car & Driver: 2020 Audi R8 Remains A Loud If Reserved Supercar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37493"] source: Car & Driver, photo: Audi Sport Audi's mid-engined supercar gains some sharper edges from a mid-cycle refresh yet still is approachably docile as an everyday vehicle. At 120 mph, the bird bounced off the windshield header of the 2020 Audi R8 Performance with a sickening thud. Actually, it was more of a crunch. Miraculously, the impact, which likely pulverized the majority of the creature's tiny hollow bones, didn't lea...

Audi Sport Customers Celebrate Titles in FIA Motorsport Games and in New Zealand

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37425"] source: Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS wins decisive gold medal for Russia Second title in succession for Neil Foster on New Zealand’s South Island Endurance racing class wins for Audi RS 3 LMS in Brazil, China and New Zealand In the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games, a race car from Audi Sport customer racing contributed to Russia’s victory in the overall classification. The Audi RS 3 LMS won the decisive gold medal. ...

Audi Club Arizona Photo Contest

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="18917"] words/photos: Audi Club Arizona Our Arizona Chapter is always looking for ways to spread the word and continue our explosive membership growth. Knowing Audi owners are born with a dominant Audi gene that causes a need to show the world their “sunglasses before looking” automobiles, our Social Media Director Leanne Kopras thought a photo contest would be an ideal vehicle to create potential new members and have some fun. It was!  Rule...

quattro Magazine q4_2019: Enthusiasts In quattro Getting Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37338"] words/photos: Denis Podmarkov Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Long Beach, CA - Who doesn’t enjoy a good cup of coffee? I’m willing to drive a good distance for a good one; add in the mutual enjoyment of cars and there’s something undeniable. Meeting up with a fellow Audi owner and espresso enthusiast then...

Find of the Day: 1986 Treser Audi Quattro With RS 2 Engine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37276"] words: Bill, photos: Marcusbil AS For Audi fans, especially ones of a certain age, Treser evokes memories of wild and unusual cars but what some may not know is that the genius behind Treser is Walter Treser. I'll admit that my Treser knowledge is a bit...how do you say...lousy but if you want to learn more about him and his creations, check out this article from The Truth About Cars. So why am I bringing up Walter Treser in this Find of ...

Spy Photos of the Audi RS 3 at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37246"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America While photos of the new A3 and S3 testing have been seen, the new RS 3 has not (except for a mule based on the current body) until now. Our spy photographers shot the new RS 3 on the holiest grounds for a car nerd...the Nürburgring. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37245"] The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and a more aggressive front end. Set to debut in 2020, the new ...

AUDI AG: Robust Figures For The Third Quarter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="26689"] source: Audi AG Audi Group after nine months of the year: revenue of €41.3 billion; operating profit of €3.2 billion; operating return on sales of 7.8 percent CFO Alexander Seitz: “Steering the Audi Group solidly through a year of adverse factors.” Net cash flow of €3.3 billion demonstrates high self-financing power again Earnings forecast affirmed in a difficult environment In a challenging second...

Audi Brings The Audi Q3 Unicorn-Inspired Social Media Post To Life For Those Who ‘Hold Nothing Back’

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37205"] source: Audi of America Audi of America brings one of the most engaged social posts to life following remarkable fan response Audi Q3 “Qnicorn” celebrates Halloween by exploring the streets of Washington, D.C. Qnicorn solidified as fan favorite on Audi Instagram and Facebook accounts Audi of America has brought one of the most engaged social media posts to life: the mythical Audi Q3 Unicorn, dubbed by fans as the “Qnicorn.” ...