Autoblog: Audi S8 Due This Year with 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8

[source: Autoblog, A8 photo: Audi AG] A 621-hp S8 E-Tron could follow Autobild reports that the next-generation Audi S8 will be introduced later this year, and we've pieced together intel from various reports for an idea of what we'll get. Autocar says the coming D5 sedan will get a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sourced from the Porsche Panamera Turbo, ditching the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that Audi developed with Bentley and put in the current D4 S8. According to the report, the V8 will make 535...

Audi With Electrifying Fightbacks in Paris

Audi drivers make up eleven positions in spectacular E-Prix Lucas di Grassi finishes in second place in Formula E for the third consecutive time Daniel Abt drives from 14th on the grid to seventh position Paris - In round eight of the Formula E electric racing series in Paris, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt again electrified the crowd with spectacular fightbacks. After a difficult qualifying, the two Audi drivers made up a total of eleven positions in the race. Di Grassi ...

Car & Driver: In-Depth Review 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

[source: Car & Driver] The A5 Sportback combines the features of several Audis: the sweeping lines of the A5 coupe, the four-door layout and cargo space of the A4 sedan, and the convenience of the Q5 SUV’s rear liftgate. Despite this Frankenstein formula, the A5 Sportback doesn’t look or feel cobbled together. Just the opposite. It’s rewarding to drive, with nimble sports-sedan handling and a spirited turbo four-cylinder. Its sheetmetal is Euro chic, and inside, its high-quality...

Audi Starts Challenging Year With Successful First Quarter

[source: Audi AG] Audi Group: €15.3 billion revenue, €1.3 billion operating profit, operating return on sales of 8.5 percent CFO Alexander Seitz: “A solid basis to meet growing challenges” High self-financing strength: Significant increase in net cash flow to €1.9 billion In the first quarter of 2018, the Audi Group surpassed its revenue and operating profit of the prior-year period. The operating return on sales of 8.5 percent was once again within the stra...

#TBT: Watch the Audi R8R First Race at 1999 12 Hours of Sebring

There's no doubt that Audi Sport's prototype racing era marks one of the greatest periods of sports car racing and racing dominance for the brand of the four rings. When you consider this portion of Audi Sport history, it all began at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1999 when Team Joest arrived to field the very earliest iteration of the R8R. While it's fascinating to look back at still photos of the time, it's even more fascinating to watch the car take to the track. Now, thanks to IMSA's agg...

ABT Builds Audi R8 Art Car for Worthersee

[source: ABT Sportsline] Tuning fans will have a tough decision to make in 2018: Not for the first time, the Tuning World Bodensee show at Lake Constance in Germany (10 - 13 May) and the legendary Wörthersee-Treffen at Lake Wörth in Austria (9 - 12 May) will overlap considerably. But you can only be in one place at a time! As a company, that is a little easier and ABT Sportslinewill be presenting interesting highlights at both events. At Lake Wörth, a very special masterpiece awaits...

Volkswagen Group of America Gives Hundreds of Kids Across the Country a Career Test Drive

[source: Volkswagen Group of America] Herndon – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced that locations across the U.S. celebrated the annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” inviting employees’ children to visit VWGoA offices for a glimpse into what their parents do each and every day. This marks the 5th year VWGoA has participated in the day. “VWGoA’s participation in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is important to not only the company,...

GMG Looks To Continue SprintX Championship Charge in Virginia

[source: GMG Racing] Just two weeks after the most recent round of Pirelli World Challenge competition on the streets of Long Beach, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) and the entire series will head to the scenic VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for the next round of “SprintX” competition. Arriving with the championship lead in the GTS category, the team will arrive with four cars in two different categories to bolster their efforts, with Alex Welch, James Sofronas, George Kurtz and ...

Different Takes on Audi RS 5 Wheels

  Okay, so we've seen some critique of the wheel design on the new RS 5 coupé. While we don't take issue, a recent thread on our Facebook group seems to find a consensus (at least of the most outspoken) that they look like something you'd find from another manufacturer. We disagree, and here's why. What you see above is an RS 5 currently in stock at Walter's Audi in Riverside, CA and shot by James Lee of Food4Audis. As you can see, the dealership has foregone the typical gloss black...

Find of the Day: 1962 DKW Munga

For those hoping to build an esoteric collection of vintage Audi models, we have just the thing. A 1963 DKW Munga Jeep has popped up as a lot in the Lucky Collector Car Auctions Spring Classic. While not exceptionally rare in Europe, few of these Jeep-like 4x4s ever made it to the USA and so they're a treat when encountered. Like many post war pre-turbocharger Audi models, the Munga isn't the fastest option in this segment. It sports a 2-stroke 3-cylinder engine with 900cc displacement. A...

Teaser Video of the Q8…in Glowing Tape

[source: Audi AG] Editor's note: Audi has released both a teaser video and a longer video of their new flagship SUV. We ran spy photos of the Q8 from Motor1.com and the SQ8 from Motor Trend  earlier this year. The Q8 is expected to launched this summer and is positioned above the Q7. The new Audi Q8 is still top secret - a challenge for the Audi design team, to give a little first glimpse of the first and largest SUV luxury coupe. In order not to reveal too much, the designers tu...

First SUV With A Long Wheelbase From The Four Rings: Audi Q5L At The Beijing Motor Show

[source: Audi AG] New model especially for the Chinese market Extra 88 millimeters (3.5 in) in length for opulent space in back seat 2.0 TFSI in two performance options, S tronic and quattro drive are standard Five equipment lines with generous offerings Beijing - It stretches 4.77 meters (15.6 ft) long and offers plenty of space for five people and loads of luggage: Audi is presenting the new Q5L at the Beijing Motor Show from April 25 to May 4. The long version of...

Audi City Paris Celebrates Formula E

[source: Audi France, translation by Audi Club North America] On the occasion of the E-Prix de Paris, which will be held on April 28th at the Invalides, Audi City Paris will take on the colors of the Formula E: showcars ​​exhibition, animations and live broadcast. Audi is the first German car manufacturer to be involved in Formula E. In this respect, and on the occasion of the E-Prix at the heart of the city of lights, its Parisian digital showroom, Audi City Paris - Audi Sport's s...

Head Hoonigan Has Coupe quattro Affliction

If you're a fan of the car hobby and spend any time on YouTube, then you've probably already come across Brian Scotto. As a partner in Ken Block's businesses including the Hoonigan brand and YouTube channel, Brian gets around the car scene just fine. He's also got a serious car affliction that seems to have begun with a B3 quattro. Scotto's car interest ranges. From one of the first RWB 911s built in the USA, to a matte Chevy Nova big in the Hot Rod world, to many, many more... Brian's go...

Video: Watch Ashley Freiburg and Gosia Rdest at Daytona [Full Race]

One of the best parts of watching the 2018 Audi Sport season thus far must certainly be seeing Ashley Freiburg and Gosia Rdest take on Daytona in their #DriveProgress GMG Audi R8 GT4. While the pair didn't get a full season ride (for now, we're hoping), they certainly put in a strong showing in Daytona. If you're a subscriber of our print magazine quattro quarterly, you may have caught an in-depth interview with each of these up-and-coming drivers, part of two conversations that happened...

Video: H&R 2018 Audi RS 3 Component Overview

[source: H&R] Editor's Note: We featured H&R's RS 3 in our Winter 2018 issue of quattro quarterly. Now H&R has released a video of the components that went into this Orange Pearl beauty. Click and view our latest H&R YouTube video. We feature our components available for the awesome Audi RS 3.  From H&R Sport springs, Street Performance Coil Over’s and Sport Sways Bars, including TRAK+® wheel spacers they are all here. Check it out and enjoy the show. [emb...

Pirelli Parks 40+ GT3 Cars at Monza Just for Fun

[source: Pirelli] Milan, April 23, 2018 – At Monza, 41 cars, 12 prestige manufacturers, over 150 people and 22,000 horsepower all combined to recreate a historic portrayal of the Pirelli logo from 1978: 80 meters long and 18 meters tall. As was the case 40 years ago, the modern cars participating in this Pirelli logo recreation were diverse, featuring different makes, models, engines, architectures and styles – yet all with the same Pirelli tires. The iconic 1978 Pirelli logo was r...

Audi R8 LMS Wins Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Opener

[source: Audi Sport] Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in front at Monza Car Collection Motorsport with Elmar Grimm leads 24H Series standings Preview of second race weekend in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup  With podium results clinched at Monza and at Navarra two Audi Sport customer racing teams and their drivers are in the top spots of the tables in two international racing series. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Victory in season opener: The Blancpain GT Series Endurance...

Ultra-High Voltage: The Audi e-tron prototype in a Faraday Cage

Fast charging with up to 150 kW in the Ionity network Wide-ranging options for charging at home and on the move Range of over 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype heralds the dawn of a new era for the brand with the four rings: The company is transforming from a classic carmaker to a systems supplier for mobility offering its customers tailored solutions for charging, whether at home or on the move. The pro...