World Premiere of the New Audi RS 3 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57856"] source: Audi Sport Second generation of the entry-level model from Audi Sport customer racing Customer benefits significantly increased in many areas Managing Director Julius Seebach: “The Audi RS 3 LMS stands for records” Audi Sport customer racing continues its model offensive. The second generation of the Audi RS 3 LMS follows in the footsteps of one of the brand’s successful touring cars. Improved in many areas, the new model ...

Audi Sport Teases New Racecar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57775"] With the e-tron GT about to be revealed next week (February 9), a teaser out of Audi Sport about something else was a bit of a surprise. That's just what happened though when they posted the below teaser onto their social media channels. Interestingly, they're playing coy by not saying what it is and only showing the "LMS" portion of the logo for whatever it is. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/CK0-CjSpAsK/[/embed] As any Audi ...

Find(s) of the Day: Three Race Ready 2020/2021 Audi Sport RS 3 LMS TCR

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57636"] words: Bill, photos: RonSusser.com Editor's note: I was just contacted and the price has been dropped to $130,000. Now go and buy one! Oh...last week we featured a Champion Racing RS 4 as a Find of the Day. Today? Not one, not two, but THREE Audi Sport TS 3 LMS TCR cars. These are race ready, turn key cars. Here's the ad: For the racer or the wannabe racer.  There are 3 2020/2021 TCR Audi RS3 LMS turnkey racecars on the ground and ready ...

Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes Giveaway: 1:18 scale Audi RS 6 Avant by GT Spirit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57586"] How great would it be to win an Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant from our Audi Club Sweepstakes? Well in addition to a chance of winning a 1:1 scale Audi RS 6 Avant, we are going to be giving away this 1:18 scale Matte Daytona Grey RS 6 Avant from GT Spirit. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57578"] If you're not familiar with GT Spirit, they create limited edition premium resin models in either 1:12 or 1:18 scale. We were abl...

Marc Lichte: “Aesthetics Arise From Efficiency”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57482"] source: Audi AG Interview with the Head of Audi Design in the run-up to the presentation of the e-tron GT Pioneer for the design of future electric models World premiere of the fully electric gran turismo on February 9 “The most beautiful car I have ever drawn.” Marc Lichte, Head of Audi Design, chose these words in the fall of 2018, when the brand presented the Audi e-tron GT concept as a show car in Los...

Video of the Day: MKI Audi R8 V8 vs MKII Audi R8 V10 performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57169"] words: Bill, video: Carfection New versus old, youth versus elder...what's better? Vicki Butler-Henderson and Henry Catchpole from Carfection try to answer this question by pitting a MKI R8 V8 against a MKII R8 V10 performance. They both agree that the original is still a great looking vehicle and drives well but what of the next generation? Which one would either want to go home with? Watch below and let's all agree...the MKI R8 wa...

Spied: Audi RS 3 Sedan Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57157"] With the regular Audi A3 sedan out and official, there is no need for Audi to hide the upcoming RS 3 in full camo anymore except for the RS parts. Just like the RS 3 Sportback, we can see that this prototype also has the wide production fenders behind that camouflage. We also notice that there is an air outlet hidden under camouflage at the area behind the front wheel. Wider fenders need wider side sills and they are also present on this ...

Ken Block and the Audi Sport quattro S1?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57123"] words: Bill, photos: Ken Block, Audi AG Who is Ken Block? Unless you've lived under a rock for the last decade or so, he's been all over YouTube with his wildly popular Gymkhana videos, he's a co-founder of DC Shoes, and now is the 'Head Hoonigan In Charge' at Hoonigan amongst his many activities. Just a couple of days ago, he announced that his 10+ year relationship with Ford was coming to an end. "It’s simply been a dream come true...

Find of the Day: 2018 Audi exclusive Micromata Green R8 V10 plus Spyder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56964"] words: Bill, photos: BJ Motors Goodwood, Gotland, Viper, Kyalami, Sonoma...these are some of the greens Audi offers but there's one green that I haven't run across until today: Micromata Green. I gotta say, I love it and it being on an R8 V10 plus Spyder is just icing on the cake. Claimed as the only Micromata Green R8 V10 plus Spyder in the US, it will definitely make you look twice. Here's the ad: BJ Motors is proud to offer this stunni...

The Clark Kent of Supercars: 2020 Audi R8 V10 performance quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53070"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The notion of Clark Kent was always a little perplexing. Here was Superman in a well-cut suit, a set of glasses, multifaceted enough to both fight crime and pen news stories for the Daily Planet… and no one really questioned it. Clark had t...

Marqued Man Op/Ed: One Last Christmas Wish, A 5-Cylinder LMDh for Le Mans

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56590"] With the incredible news that Audi is headed back to Le Mans, it’s gotten us to thinking about what the next Audi racing prototype might look like. Porsche’s excellent LMDh drawings released with their own news of a prototype return inspired us to think about Audi’s sportscar racing return a little more specifically, and while this modified version of Porsche’s drawing helped us render our own Audi look, the idea of a turbocharge...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56570"] words: Bill, photos: Blue Star Motors Several months ago, I posted a C5 RS 6 Avant and that one was in Canada...and so is this one. A recent import from Japan, this one isn't your average RS 6 Avant (not like any RS 6 is average). Here's the ad: Just imported from Japan and recently registered here in BC. This is a rare Audi RS6 Avant Quattro. Well equipped with Heated power front Recaro leather seats, Heated Recaro rear seats, ...

Audi Sport, Porsche Motorsport, LMDh Prototype Racing and Le Mans’ 100th Birthday Party

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56581"] Audi Sport shared an incredible gift with brand enthusiasts this holiday season with the announcement there’d be a return to Le Mans via the new LMDh prototype racing category. Then, Porsche confirmed their own LMDh shortly thereafter. Both plan a return to the segment by the 2023 racing season when the LMDh formula is set to begin… and also the 100th anniversary of the very first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for those doing the...

Audi Sport Second in the Kyalami 9 Hour Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56338"] source: Audi Sport Second place at Kyalami for Mirko Bortolotti/Frédéric Vervisch/Charles Weerts Two more Audi R8 LMS cars in the top ten Audi Sport third best of nine brands in Intercontinental GT Challenge In an extremely thrilling finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), Audi Sport Team WRT improved from seventh place to second position. Mirko Bortolotti/Frédéric Vervisch/Charles Weerts crossed the finish line 22 hu...

Project Dakar: Q Motorsport Becomes Audi Factory Team

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="56330"] source: Audi AG In 2022, Audi will take part in the world’s toughest rally for the first time Q Motorsport and Audi will compete in the race together Partner with over two decades of experience in cross-country motorsport Audi will compete in the Dakar Rally for the first time with an innovative prototype in 2022. The race in the world’s toughest cross-country rally will be carried out in cooperation with the newly-f...

Audi e-tron GT Enters Series Production: Carbon-Neutral Production Begins at the Böllinger Höfe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56236"] source: Audi AG Neckarsulm site producing the first fully electric Audi to be built in Germany Accepting orders from spring 2021 Audi Board of Management Member for Production Kössler: “Net carbon-neutral production at the Böllinger Höfe is another step toward the achievement of our sustainability goals” At the Böllinger Höfe, passion meets precision, innovation and sustainability: Series production of the fully electric-pow...

ABT Power, Wheels and Aerodynamic Upgrades for 2021 Audi RS 5

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56118"] source: ABT America The redesigned 2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe and Sportback is offering another great opportunity for Audi enthusiasts to individualize their car with high quality ABT parts. It’s already a powerhouse from the factory with 444 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, but ABT pumps up the performance of up to approx. 503 hp and 501 lb-ft (based on 93 octane fuel)*. The ABT power upgrade consists of the signature ABT engine control unit (AEC...

Video of the Day: Unitronic Tuned TT RS goes [email protected]

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56084"] words: Bill, photo/video: Unitronic It's always great to hear an Audi 5-cylinder hard at work and to see it scorch the 1/4 mile in 8.97 seconds is amazing. Strap in with Brian and his Ara Blue TT RS loaded with Unitronic goodies as he takes you down the track. Just don't blink or you may miss it. Congrats to Brian (@saxon_rs) and the team at Unitronic! Enjoy the video below. [embed]https://youtu.be/vSyFqzF11N8[/embed]   ...

Audi Introduces R8 RWD Model Line with Exclusive 2021 R8 Panther edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55868"] source: Audi of America Unique to the US market and limited to 30 units, the R8 Panther edition features unique trim details including 20” milled wheels in matte black with red trim First units available in the R8 RWD model line; all R8 Panther editions are treated with Audi exclusive Panther Black crystal effect paint and a full Audi exclusive interior R8 Panther edition will be available at select dealers this month Just in time for...

Audi Motorsport Changes Afoot: Formula E Exit Confirmed after Season 7, 2022 Dakar Confirmed, 2023 Le Mans Return Likely

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55829"] To say the pace of change has picked for Audi in motorsport would be an understatement. Less than a week ago (Nov 26), Audi pulled the wraps off of next season’s FE07 Formula E racer complete with Audi-developed MGU05 powertrain. Today, they’ve revealed plans for an electric assault on the 2022 Dakar Rally plus Audi Sport GmbH boss Julius Seebach taking the helm for motorsport efforts, and he’s already signaling a return to the top ...