1934 Horch 780B Cabriolet Headed to Bonhams Monterey Auction

With Monterey Car Week looming, including a great number of classic car auctions, it's worth keeping track of places to be and events not to miss. Earlier this week we provided a general breakdown of the highly crowded Monterey Car Week schedule. Now, we're happy to add to that list with a callout to Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction. Bonhams is quickly becoming the auction not to miss for Audi enthusiasts. Last year included a Sport quattro as part of a Group B collection, and also a pre-war ...

Magnus Racing Lands Best Result for Audi in 2018

[source: Magnus Racing] Running their most competitive race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, Magnus Racing and Audi Sport customer racing would enjoy their best result of the year, taking third during yesterday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at the historic Candian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport. Gaining eight positions in treacherous heat throughout the race, the two-hour, forty-five minute sprint race would generate the first podium for any Audi ve...

Audi Q8 Now Available for Order in Europe

source: Audi AG The Audi Q8 combines the best of two worlds – the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe and the convenient versatility of a large SUV. The generously dimensioned interior with variable luggage compartment, state-of-the-art operating and suspension technologies as well as intelligent assistance systems make the Audi Q8 a convincing companion for business and leisure. With the permanent quattro all-wheel drive and a ground clearance of up to 254 millimeters (10.0 in...

Volkswagen Shares Footage From I.D. R Pikes Peak Record-Breaking Run

[source: Volkswagen Motorsports] Volkswagen just released video shot from a helicopter of the record breaking run by the I.D. R Pikes Peak and Romain Dumas. The sound seems to be coming from in-car footage so maybe Volkswagen will be releasing that soon. Until then, enjoy the video of the incredible 7m 57.148s run - Editor Herndon, VA — On June 24th, Volkswagen made motorsports history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Today, video of the entire record-breaking run is ava...

Hot Wheels Adds Audi R8 LMS in Retro Livery

Heads up if you're headed out to Target or the like, Hot Wheels is actively adding more Audi designs to its lineup. The most recent offering, part of the EuroSpeed collection is this Audi R8 LMS (Mk2) in a retro Audi Sport livery similar but not identical to one of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 entries to the IMSA Continental Tires race on Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona weekend. Unlike the Audi RS 6 Avant we've only found online, or the upcoming Sport quattro we spied posted by Hot Wheels on Instagram, ...

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Sets Fastest Time In Qualifying

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB Driver Romain Dumas clocks time of the day at Pikes Peak Volkswagen preparing meticulously for Sunday’s race Sven Smeets: “Compliments to the team, but that was only qualifying.” Wolfsburg - Romain Dumas and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a clear statement of intent in qualifying ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado. The Frenchman, at the wheel of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric ra...

Howden Haynes and His Sport quattro Daily Driver

words: Tim Enders, photos: Si Gray “Go.” With that one word early on in the 2008 documentary film “Truth in 24,” the world was introduced to race engineer Howden Haynes, one of the men behind the scenes of much of Audi’s domination in endurance racing with their legendary Le Mans prototype cars. “Go.” “Go.” “Go.” When we first see him on screen, Howden, better known as “H” to his friends, is obsessively clicking a stopwatch over and over, clipboard...

The Audi Annual Press Conference 2018 Speeches

Rupert Stadler Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG Speech at the Annual Press Conference Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to Ingolstadt. I also would like to welcome you most cordially to the Annual Press Conference. We are talking today about new departures. This means that we are breaking with old ways and meeting new challenges. We are currently doing both of those things at the same time. In 2017, we mastered an extremely challenging year. When we look back, the year featu...

On Sale Now, The All-New 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe Joins The Audi Sport Model Line

source: Audi of America Second generation RS 5 coupe delivers 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque Featuring a newly developed V6 biturbo engine, the high-performance coupe sprints from 0-60 mph in a class-leading 3.7 seconds The newest Audi Sport model is on sale now HERNDON - The all-new 2018 RS 5 coupe builds on the heritage and success of the first generation, delivering even more performance, a refined design and everyday usability. As the newest model in the Audi Sport line...

DTM: The Champion Keeps The 33

source: DTM, photos: DTM and Audi Sport The number jigsaw has been solved as all the 18 drivers have made up their mind. The most important information beforehand: in the 2018 season, the spectators will not find the No 1 on the DTM grid. The reigning champion, René Rast, opted for the same approach as Lewis Hamilton in Formula One or Marc Márquez in MotoGP: despite being the champion he does without contesting the season with the #1 that is reserved for the title defender but once agai...

ABT Sportsline Press Release on Jon Olsson’s RS 6+ With More Photos and Daniel Abt’s Video

words: Bill Cho & ABT Sportsline, photos: ABT Sportsline It never fails. I look for something and can't find it so I go out and buy a new something. As soon as I get home and take it out of its package, I find the old something. In this case, I had to do screen grabs of Jon Olsson's YouTube video of his new RS 6+ for the article (Jon Olsson and ABT Sportsline Team Up for Project Phoenix – RS 6+ Avant) posted earlier today. Within minutes of publishing that article, I get the pres...

Project TT RS: Part 1 – Dealership to Monterey

words and photos: Troy Sicotte Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. Project TT RS is a multi-part series that follows the journey of an Audi enthusiast, the ownership experience, and the “ecosystem” that follows the car around ACNA events and an OEM+ minded build project. It’s all ...

Italdesign Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary and Teases a Photo of their Latest Car

words: Bill Cho, Italdesign, photo: Italdesign ItalDesign is, like Lamborghini and Ducati, a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi. Last year at the Geneva Auto Show, Italdesign Automobili Speciali unveiled its first car, the Zerouno. This carbon fiber hyper car is limited to only 5 units which each owner able to customize their car to be unique. Italdesign is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 and on March 6 at the Geneva International Motor Show, they will hold a press confere...

Barely Legal RS 4 Avant + Full Photo Gallery

words: Ray Reyes, photos: Kieran Buttrick, Daniel Gray Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Winter 2018 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. Most Audi fanatics know the history of the Audi rings, but what drives those people to the brand? For Daniel Gray, it was the idea of a station wagon with the performance of a supercar. It was the ...

1936 Horch in Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Cars from Audi are still a rare thing at American top level collector car auctions. In as much, you might be surprised to know that we tend to see the brand's pre-war Auto Union offerings on the block as often as we see any of the modern classics. Take for instance this 1936 Horch 853 Roadster set to sell at the Bonhams auction at Amelia Island next month. Cars like this Horch were built in far fewer numbers than modern cars such as the ur quattro, likely closer to the uber rare homologat...

Audi Club Member of the Year Winner Revealed

  Oconomowoc, WI - Jim Barton representing the Audi Club Wisconsin Chapter is the Audi Club North America 2017 Member of the Year. The Audi Club National Board of Directors announced the 2017 Member of the Year (MOY) on the monthly Chapter Leaders conference call Tuesday night. Eight Audi Club members were in contention for the award after being chosen by their respective chapter as Chapter Member of the Year nominees. The nine National Board Directors reviewed the nomination p...

Audi Wins Two Awards at the Inaugural Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards

source: Edmunds, photo: Audi AG Edmunds and the Consumer Technology Association Announce Winners of the Inaugural Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards  LAS VEGAS - Edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of CES®, the global stage for innovation, today announced six of the seven winners of the inaugural Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards. The awards announced today recognize the automakers at CES that have deve...

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...

What Is This Mystery Audi Concept?

words: George Achorn, photo: SEESTRASSE7 In a style and technology driven company such as Audi, it perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise that there are often handsome car designs that never see the light of day. Even still, when an unknown model pops up in the background of an executive portrait, our curiosity is entirely piqued. We'll cut to the chase. We don't know much about this car, but we're happy to share what we do know. The man in the photo is Audi designer Alessandro Dambro...

Dealer Profile: Audi North Miami

words: George Achorn, photos: Audi North Miami There’s no doubt that Miami is one of Audi’s hottest markets both figuratively and literally. In as much, it should be little surprise that one of that city’s key dealerships is also one of the nation’s largest - “the largest this side of Los Angeles” to be specific. Audi North Miami is that dealer, and it’s well worth taking a closer look at how one of Audi’s largest and busiest dealerships manages such a massive presence. ...