3D CAD: Computer-Aided Design For The A1 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38252"] source: Charlotte Seybold for Audi AG Binary code meets human instinct: what happens when the power of 4,300 laptops is combined with human craftsmanship? That’s what author Charlotte Seybold explored in the Audi Designcenter. Now she’s lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding the debut of the Audi A1 Sportback. Curiously, I open the door to the new C3 studio in the Audi Design department. Bright light streams from the neon lights, ele...

Audi Club Board Election: Meet The Candidates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37581"] Audi Club Board Election Next Week Audi Club National Board of Director elections begin Friday, November 15. You will receive an email next week with a web link to your election ballot. Meet the candidates   [caption id="attachment_38214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dan Garber, Northwest Chapter[/caption] Audi Club is a foundational part of euro car culture across all of North America. I look forward to being a catalys...

This is the sound of an electric car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38060"] source: Audi AG As of summer 2019, all newly registered electric and hybrid cars in the EU need to make artificial noise. It’s high time to ask the Audi sound designers how they mix the sound. We’ll give you a hint: a didgeridoo could be heard echoing through the office. Three laptops. Three computer screens. Three speakers. Mixers, amplifiers, and cables in every color. That’s what the desk of Audi sound designer Rudi Halbmeir look...

Audi Club Eastern Canada: Ottawa Fall Drive

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37592"] words/photos: Tim Watts With winter getting closer with every passing day, I had the urge to put together an epic drive through some scenic areas south west of Ottawa to showcase some of the amazing fall colours. The plan was to put together a full day drive, some where around 400km so that for most people it would be possible to not need gas for the trip. How do you put together a drive list this? Google maps and street view. Basically, ...

quattro Magazine q4_2019: Persona – Amanda Hart of Audi Beverly Hills

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37760"] words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Denis Podmarkov Southern California is arguably the birthplace of modern car culture. If you consider yourself any kind of automotive enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to take an easy cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway, carve up Big Tujunga Canyon Road or check out any given weekend’s myriad of cars and coffee get togethers. It’s also home to some of the biggest and best car dealerships in the count...

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...

quattro Magazine q3_2019: quattro de Mayo 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35793"] words: Tom & Brittni Lindert, photos: Dragos Putureanu, Alex Girrbach Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q3_2019 issue of quattro magazine. You can find the companion photo gallery HERE. Only in the scenic mountains of Northeastern Georgia will a traveler find an alpine village by the name of Helen. Nestled just on the outskirts of Helen, Unicoi State Park Lodge hosted quattro de Mayo 2019, offering exemplary views...

René Rast: “I see my future in the DTM”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35334"] source: Audi Sport The 2019 DTM Champion in an extensive interview before the season’s finale Audi driver René Rast secured an early DTM title win in the season’s third from last race. In an extensive interview, the 2019 DTM Champion reveals why, in spite of his early success, fans should not miss the finale at Hockenheim on the first weekend in October, what records he is interested in, what the secret of his succ...

The Off-Roader of the Future – the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33621"] source: Audi AG Emissions-free driving in the great outdoors Four electric motors and a quattro drive Aicon and friends: Audi bringing all four visionary vehicles to the IAA Audi is completing its quartet of visionary vehicles and will be at IAA 2019 to showcase an electric off-roader for the future of road transport: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track....

Heading For DTM At The Nürburgring Neck And Neck

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33581"] source: Audi Sport Championship leader René Rast last year scored the maximum number of points Immediate rival Nico Müller to contest 100th DTM race Home round for Mike Rockenfeller and Audi Sport Team Phoenix Who will be the 2019 DTM Champion? This question may be answered as early as on this weekend (September 14/15) at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live starting at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1). “Following the ea...

quattro Magazine Q3_2019: Member Profile

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33050"] Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q3_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Member Profiles Each month, our editors choose a selection of Audi Club members’ personal cars to share with quattroMagazine readers. If you would like to see your car featured, send your name, hometown, model, model year information, and a short paragraph about yourself to [email protected] Matthew Elmaraghi 2002 Audi A4 1.8T quattro | Los Angel...

Last Chance Opportunity for European R8 Tour

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="15517"] Last Chance Opportunity for European R8 Tour  Four places to join the Audi Club La Dolce Vita R8 tour in October just opened up. A medical problem forced 2 couples to cancel their R8 adventure. There are 2 R8 Spyders available - 2 participants per car. Call Sally at the Audi Club office (262)567-5476 now to reserve your spot. Please see the email below for full details. This Audi Club North America exclusive event starts in...

quattro Magazine: Taking the 2019 Audi Q8 to the extreme in the American West

words: George Achorn, photos: Audi of America (Jim Fets) Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Is it a “crossover” or an “SUV”? I was in the weeds in more ways than one with an Audi of America product planner in remote and frigid Colorado philosophizing over just what the new Audi Q8 is. I’d called it a “crossover”. He argued “SUV”. From his perspective, an SUV is a more attractive term... at least in the American market. SUV in...

MotoGP Star Andrea Dovizioso Heads To DTM Debut

source: Audi Sport DTM in Italy with prominent guest driver in the Audi RS 5 DTM Audi leads manufacturers’ classification after two victories Misano circuit layout promises spectacular racing For motorsport fans, there are two good reasons to travel to the DTM in Italy on the Pentecost weekend: Last year’s DTM races at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli near Rimini were particularly spectacular. Adding to this year’s action, MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso takes on the DTM as a g...

Audi and Marvel: A Dynamic Duo

words: Aaron Plante Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Has Audi’s decade-long relationship with Tony Stark paid off? Suicidal Tendencies’ Institutionalized is blaring as Tony Stark works on his ’32 Ford in his garage. Pepper Potts unlocks the workshop door, simultaneously cutting the music, hounding Stark to get going. As he walks to the rear of the shop in the far corner, first in line from the exit ramp, sits a silver coupe with black...

MotoGP Star Dovizioso to Race for Audi in the DTM

source: Audi Sport MotoGP 2017 and 2018 runner-up as guest driver in the DTM races at Misano Ducati factory driver to swap his Desmosedici GP for the Audi RS 5 DTM Dieter Gass: “A big thing for the DTM and for motorsport in general” A prominent guest driver at Audi Sport in the DTM: For one weekend, Italian motorcycle star Andrea Dovizioso (33 years old) is going to switch from his Ducati Desmosedici GP into the cockpit of an Audi RS 5 DTM. The MotoGP 2017 and 2018 ...

The Moment of Truth for the New Audi RS 5 DTM

source: Audi Sport Turbo era of the DTM kicks off at the Hockenheimring Two-liter four-cylinder turbo engine to make its racing debut New Audi Thrill Zone for visitors in the DTM Fan Village Fans and drivers have been looking forward to this moment with equally eager anticipation: On Saturday (May 4) at 1.30 PM, the new turbo era of the DTM begins at the Hockenheimring. With eight cars, Audi is the strongest brand in the field in terms of numbers. During the final pre-season tests at...

Audi Nines Presented by Falken: Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Event Takes Place for the Second Time in Ötztal

source: Audi AG Audi champions innovative new competition concept for the hottest winter sports Athletes have devised their own unique freestyle features One event in two locations: new dedicated women's competition venue Audi continues its role as ambassador for the world’s most popular winter sports. For the second time, the premium brand is title sponsor of the Audi Nines presented by Falken freestyle event taking place from 22 to 27 April 2019. The world's best sk...

New Audi RS 5 DTM Leaves Strong Impression

source: Audi Sport Audi fastest on all four days of DTM pre-season tests at the Lausitzring DTM lap record broken by more than two seconds New turbo era of DTM begins at Hockenheim on May 4/5 During the “dress rehearsal” before the DTM season opens at Hockenheim on May 4/5, the new Audi RS 5 DTM left a strong impression. In the final pre-season tests at the Lausitzring, the best time set on all four days went to an Audi driver. The Audi squad also reeled off the lar...

Mobility for Megacities: Audi AI:ME

source: Audi AG Vision of an autonomous city car of the future Small traffic area, maximum spatial comfort High-tech refuge during rush hour At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing a visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future: The showcar, known as the Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time on board. The Au...