Summer Travel Awaits:  Silvercar Adds Audi A5 Cabriolet to its Fleet

[source: Silvercar] Silvercar expands to a three-model offering with the addition of the summer-ready Audi A5 Cabriolet Silver Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles will be available at select locations starting in late June with additional roll outs through the year Silvercar is now available in 23 locations across the United States and continues its rapid U.S. expansion strategy AUSTIN – Silvercar is celebrating summer with new travel possibilities for customers. Today, the company ...

The Q8 Has Broken Cover At The Audi Brand Summit in China- Here Are The Official Photos

[source: Audi AG] This morning, photos were leaked online of the new undisguised Q8. Shortly afterwards, the Q8 was officially revealed at Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen. Read the press release below. The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8 Expressive design with new Singleframe and features from the original Audi quattro Generous, elegant interior, touch operating concept and high-tech navigation All-wheel steering and quattro drive for agile handling and best traction ...

Formula E: Audi With A Lot of Tailwind To Zurich

[source: Audi Sport] Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi aim to continue series of success in Zurich After 64 years international circuit racing returns to Switzerland Champion di Grassi: “Want to win everything there is to win” With six podiums in the last five races Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has returned to the battle for the Formula E teams’ title. In Zurich this coming Sunday (June 10), the team around Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi is aiming to go for another stro...

DTM Budapest: Nico Müller Clinches Podium For Audi

[source: Audi Sport] Position three for the Swiss at the Hungaroring Title defender René Rast fourth in comeback Five of the six Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the points Budapest - Five Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the top ten and 41 points in total: Audi has achieved its best result this season to date in Saturday’s race of the DTM’s visit to Hungary at Budapest. The Swiss Nico Müller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) in third position clinched his first podium this season. ...

Silver Summer Sweepstakes: Silvercar Is Giving Away A 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet Premium Plus

[words: Bill Cho, photo: Silvercar] Images of summer- beaches, picnics, road trips in a convertible. You can make the last one possible by entering the Silvercar Silver Summer Sweepstakes. That's right, the Audi only rental company is giving away a 2018 A5 Cabriolet Premium Plus...in silver, of course. Silvercar has been renting A4s since 2012 and recently added the Q5 to their fleet. They've also recently added Washington, DC (Dulles) and a 2nd Manhattan location to make it a total ...

HELLA Equips A7 Sportback With Intelligent Lighting Functions

[source: HELLA] A single control unit takes care of all headlamp functions Customizable interior lighting concept creates pleasant atmosphere Lippstadt - Together with the automobile manufacturer Audi, HELLA has developed a striking lighting technology for the new Audi A7 Sportback. The headlamps of the four-door coupé are available as LED, Matrix LED and HD Matrix LED with laser high beam variants. The system uses a new control unit, which takes care of all lighting functions....

Streamline: Audi e-tron prototype with Decisive Aerodynamics

[source: Audi AG] Electric car with sophisticated aerodynamics concept: drag coefficient of 0.28 Important factor particularly on long journeys: drag For the first time in a volume-production car: virtual exterior mirrors as a high-end option The better an electric car’s aerodynamics, the further it travels: With a drag coefficient of 0.28, the Audi e-tron prototype achieves a top result in the SUV segment. This figure is a decisive factor in the everyday range of m...

Car and Driver: Going for a Spin in Audi’s New Flagship SUV

[source: Car and Driver] It is extremely bold, with a gaping front grille, a wide body, sculpted fenders, a crisp coupelike profile, and a slim horizontal taillight strip: We are standing in front of a prototype of the 2019 Audi Q8, which is poised to lead the growing SUV portfolio of the Volkswagen Group’s premium luxury brand. Read the rest of the story HERE

Schaeffler Builds 1200 hp Electric quattro RS 3 LMS Because They Can

What do you do if you're an OE supplier and development partner to both Audi Sport's Formula E squad and also Audi itself and you want to show off your electrical drivetrain chops? Well, if you're Schaeffler you take a usually front-wheel drive RS 3 LMS chassis and bolt in no less than four Formula E electric motors with one at each wheel. The net result is 1200 hp, and what Scheffler calls the 4ePerformance concept. To those counting, 4x Formula E electric motors add up to about 1200...

‘Audi Q8 Unleashed’ Series Drops Initial Episodes

So it appears the Audi Q8 Unleashed video series hosted over on the Q8.audi microsite have been... well... unleashed. As we mentioned when the microsite first dropped, it appears Audi is tapping its inner Netflix with this particular marketing effort. It's got all of the feel of a Netflix series with high production value backdrops, credits to Four Rings Studios, quick flashbacks to let you know what you missed in the last three minute episode should you not be binge watching them. ...

Victories for Audi Sport in Australia and Portugal

[source: Audi Sport] Daniel Gaunt in Audi R8 LMS successful at Wakefield Positive opener for Francisco Carvalho in TCR Portugal Neuburg a. d. Donau - In Australia and Portugal, Audi Sport customers clinched a total of three trophies. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Audi customers continue string of success: In the Australian CAMS NSW Production Sports Car Championship club sport series, the Audi R8 LMS has remained unbeaten this season to date. Following three successes in t...

More Audi Q8 Drawings Revealed

The rollout for the new Audi Q8 crossover continues, this week with two new drawings from the Audi design team dropped on the model's current microsite at q8.audi. As is known thus far, the Q8 will be a new more sporting crossover that slots above the Q7. In as much, it'll be the Audi brand's crossover q-ship. Figure more luxury and more performance. While the Q8 is all that's being promoted right now, we know from press rumors and spy photography that hotter versions are expected. Li...

Important Awards for Audi

[source: Audi AG] Ingolstadt - “Auto Zeitung”: Audi A7 Sportback wins Design Trophy More than 13,000 readers of “Auto Zeitung” cast their votes for the best new car designs in five classes in the Design Trophy competition. The new Audi A7 Sportback won in the “Sedans/ Station wagons/Minivans” category with 13.5 percent of the votes cast. The large four-door coupé also took third place in the overall “Champion of All Classes" standings. With this victory, ...

Champion René Rast Back in Audi RS 5 DTM

[source: Audi Sport] Title defender returns to grid in Hungary after serious accident Driver unharmed, monocoque intact and in use again Hungaroring like a home round for Audi Sport Only two weeks after his serious racing accident reigning DTM Champion René Rast will be back on the grid at Budapest on the first weekend in June – driving the same Audi RS 5 DTM in which he had his accident in the DTM round at the Lausitzring. Motorsport fans around the world held their...

Huge Celebrations in Silverstone: First Podium for Audi Driver Andreas Bakkerud

[source: Audi Sport] Norwegian second on World Rallycross Championship premiere in Silverstone Mattias Ekström completes string result for EKS Audi Sport with fourth place Silverstone -  Huge celebrations in Silverstone (Great Britain): in his fourth event for EKS Audi Sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), Andreas Bakkerud made the step onto the winners’ podium for the first time after finishing second. Mattias Ekström completed the strong showin...

Motor1.com: 2019 Audi A6 allroad And RS 6 Sedan Rendered

[source: Motor1.com, render: Tobias Buttner] The new A6 is out and people are excited about the potential it offers. Artist Tobias Buttner has rendered what he imagines the C8 RS 6 sedan and allroad would look like and we approve. Read the Motor1.com allroad article HERE and the RS 6 article HERE

GMG Ready for Monday Doubleheader at Lime Rock Park

[source: GMG Racing] Just a few days after the most recent round of Pirelli World Challenge competition at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) will arrive at this weekend’s SprintX round of the GTS category ready to continue their championship fight in to the historic Lime Rock Park, located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Following two wins in as many weekends of the series, the combination of Alex Welch and James Sofronas will once again be joined by George Kurtz ...

Car and Driver: 2020 SQ3 Spied At The Ring

[source: Car and Driver] Ah the Nurburgring...a great place to watch professionals and amateurs fling their cars around with reckless abandon (check out all the YouTube videos). Also a great place to spot manufacturers testing new vehicles like this SQ3 which is likely to come to the States as a 2020 model. See the article and many more pictures at Car and Driver