R8 V10 vs RS 4…on a ski slope

words: Bill Cho, video: Magnus Gustavsen As part of the country digs itself out from Winter Storm Grayson (the bomb cyclone), I'm sitting in my nice warm office watching YouTube videos of Audis bombing (see what I did there?) through the snow and feeling a little envious. We only got about 2 inches here in eastern Pennsylvania...enough to have some fun but not like these guys. This video was uploaded 2 years ago. It's an odd one as it shows an R8 V10 and an RS 4 racing up and down a...

Event: quattro de Mayo 2017

words: Susan Monk, photos: Audi Club Georgia Chapter and Dragos Media Editor's Note: Registration for the very popular quattro de Mayo hosted by Audi Club of Georgia opens on January 8th, 2018. You may sign up for it here -Bill  May is a great time to be in north Georgia! Yes, of course, there are the Blue Ridge Mountains, beautiful flora and fauna, lovely lakes and picturesque towns, but the real reason to love it is quattro de Mayo! This year’s Audi drivers’ gathering attracted...

Season Opener with 13 Race Cars from Audi Sport customer racing

source: Audi Sport Neuburg a. d. Donau, Germany -  24 Hours of Dubai to kick off the season for Audi on January 12/13 Five Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and two for GT4 Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category Never before has Audi Sport customer racing’s representation in Dubai been as strong as this year. 13 of the 93 race cars in the field are sporting the four rings on their hoods. For the first time, the brand will be on the grid with all three current products in the GT3, GT...

GMG Returns to IMSA Competition with Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Entries at Daytona

source: GMG Racing, photos: Audi Sport customer racing SANTA ANA, CA - Returning to IMSA competition, where the team has competed multiple times at events such as The Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) is proud to return to the high banks of Daytona with a two-car entry in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Competing in the season-opening BMW Endurance Challenge, GMG will re-join with Audi Sport customer racing to debut the new Audi R8 LMS...

Find of the Day: 2006 A6 Avant to S6 Avant Conversion For Sale…in The States

words: Bill Cho, photos: Craiglist, German AutoHaus Woodinville Words cannot describe the feelings I have for this Sepang Blue Avant. It's a 2006 A6 Avant that has been converted to an S6 Avant. A friend of ours pointed us to the Craigslist ad. That's right, it's a C6 S6 Avant...that's for sale...in Seattle. German AutoHaus Woodinville built this wunderwagen sometime before 2016. The photo of the unpainted Avant pictured in the gallery was uploaded to their Facebook page in October 20...

Audi Club North America 34th National Event from August 8 – 12, 2018, Tacoma, WA

words: Dan Garber Audi Club Northwest is excited to announce 'Audi Club Nationals 2018: The Pacific Northwest Experience'! The Pacific Northwest offers a natural beauty and charm unlike any other part of the country and we're excited to invite our fellow Club members from near and far to come and experience it firsthand! Local driving tours will provide ample opportunity to experience the greater Seattle and Olympic Peninsula area. From Puget Sound to Rainier National Forest to M...

Audi and Formula E: Chasing Seconds in the Simulator

source: Audi Sport Race drivers and engineers practice in realistic conditions Audi driver Daniel Abt: “Practice day in Neuburg a key to success” The two Audi drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, will start round 3 of the season in Marrakesh (Morocco) on January 13. Before each race of the electric series in which Audi is involved with a factory commitment for the first time in 2017/2018, the race drivers and engineers go through the entire process of a full race d...

Autocar: Audi Ditches ‘Russian Doll’ Car Design

words: Bill Cho, Q2 photo: Audi AG Ever wonder why Audi's design language have been repetitive across its lineup? In a recent interview with UK magazine Autocar, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler stated that it was deliberate "to make Audis more recognizable in newer and emerging markets. Now we are well known in major markets like China, we can begin to change this philosophy and give each car its own look.” “We recognise that there is a place for more differentiation now," added Marc Lic...

Spy Shots of the upcoming e-tron quattro concept E-SUV by Auto motor und sport

words: Bill Cho, photos: Auto motor und sport (above) and Audi Germany (below) Auto motor und sport captured the heavily camouflaged e-tron quattro concept recently. Introduced at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA), the E-SUV is expected to hit the German market in August 2018. Check out more photos after the jump on auto-motor-und-sport.de. [gallery columns="8" ids="6779,6780,6778,6781,6784,6785,6786,6791"]

Rendering the RS 3 with Wheels

by: George Achorn, renderings by author Looking for ways to kill time over this holiday non-work week? We were too, which got us to fantasizing about the Audi RS 3 sedan and some 20-inch wheel options for the car. The renderings turned out rather well which got us to wanting an RS 3 even more. We figured we'd share. Wheel Option #1: Audi Sport performance parts Audi Sport announced its line of performance parts as early as last fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Thus far, they've only r...

Top Gear: Audi SQ7 vs Ford Focus RS Drag Race

words: Bill Cho, video: Top Gear UK SQ7 vs. Focus RS drag race...did I read that correctly?  My morning routine is to surf the web for interesting Audi tidbits and this classifies as interesting. Top Gear's YouTube channel just released this unusual drag race video. Soccer Mom vs. Boy Racer is what flashed through my mind as I read the description. Pictured above is the mighty Audi SQ7 TDI...something we don't have in the States and may never get. This 5,004lb 435hp 4.0L supercha...

AutoTopNL: TT RS vs BMW M2 0-250km/h Acceleration and Top Speed Autobahn POV Video

words: Bill Cho, video: AutoTopNL Recently, AutoTopNL took a TT RS and an M2 out on the Autobahn for an acceleration and top speed test. The M2 is powered by the 370hp N55 engine and the TT RS has the 400hp 2.5 5 cylinder. Numbers would indicate that the TT RS is faster but having a POV video really nails the difference between these two machines. [gallery columns="4" ids="6700,6701,6692,6693"] Watch the video below to see the clear winner of these tests. [embed]https://youtu...

Find of the Day: 1993 Audi S2 Avant with RS 2 Goodies

words: Bill Cho, photos: mobile.de Any conversation about which Audi is the most desirable and most likely, the RS 2 Avant is at or near the top of the list. Alas (at least for us in the States) we won't be able to legally import one until 2019 because of the 25-year import laws not to mention the sky high prices that are listed for them. Rats. However, there are options. In 1993, Audi produced the S2 Avant powered by the 230hp 2.2L turbo 5. 1993 + 25 years = joy for Americans who want...

Ever After – An Audi Fairytale

words: Bill Cho, video: Audi Germany Correction: This video was originally released by Audi Spain - Bill For this Christmas season, Audi Germany released a new version of the Cinderella fairytale entitled Ever After. It's in German but the story is very familiar and the animation is fantastic. (Update: We found it in English). It starts with a young girl gazing out the window on Christmas Eve at bedtime. Her father tucks her in and reads her her favorite fairytale. As he tells the t...

Is The R8 Dead in 2020?

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG An upsetting report from Automobile Magazine earlier today stated that Audi will phase out the R8 in 2020 when the next generation Lamborghini Huracán arrives. The R8 e-tron and the 1,000hp Scorpion supercar are also shelved. But there is good news with talk of the range topping RS Q8 so not all is doom and gloom. Read the article Audi Sport's Near Future on automobilemag.com after the jump.

2018 Audi Q5 and Q7 Earn 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA Following New Car Assessment Program Testing

source: Audi of America 2018 Audi Q5 received double safety honors in 2017, making it the most awarded Audi SUV of the year 5-Star Safety Rating program evaluates how vehicles perform in crash tests, with 5 stars as the highest rating a vehicle can earn NHTSA assessment includes frontal, side and rollover testing to account for the majority of crashes on U.S. roads HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 have been awarded 5-Star Safety Ratings – the highest possibl...

Audi Integrates Infotainment Services with Amazon Music

source: Audi of America Amazon Music is now accessible through the Audi MMI® infotainment system via the Audi MMI connect® mobile application With Amazon’s Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited, Audi owners can access millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations right from the road Integration of Amazon Music into the MMI offers customers access to more features including browsing or searching the music library HERNDON, VA – Audi today announced an integrati...

Michael-Julius Renz Becomes Head of Audi Sport GmbH

source: Audi AG Chairman of the Board of Management at Audi, Rupert Stadler: “Michael Renz will firmly establish Audi Sport as a major player in the global market” Thanks to predecessor Stephan Winkelmann for restructuring the Audi subsidiary brand Extended model range for further growth Michael-Julius Renz (60) is due to become the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. He follows Stephan Winkelmann (53), who will leave at the turn of the year to become president of Bugatti....

Watch APR’s RS 3 Pass Car After Car at Road Atlanta

words: Bill Cho, video: APR Though this video is a couple of months old, it's always a thrill to see a driver's point of view on a track. The track is Road Atlanta, home of the Petit Le Mans, and the driver is Ian Baas. The vehicle in question is APR's Audi RS 3 outfitted with APR 93 and Ethanol ECU upgrades, APR 19x8.5 forged wheels, Pirelli Trofeo R tires, and APR Development lowering springs. On what looks to be a track day, Ian passes Porsches and BMWs with ease. Make sure you have...