Audi Announces Model Year 2022 Audi Sport Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60330"] source: Audi of America All-new RS design packages enhance performance attributes and underline sporty sophistication Dynamic Ride Control now available as an option on RS 6 Avant and RS 7 models Race inspired flat-bottom steering wheel now standard for RS 6 Avant and RS 7 models Audi of America today announced updates for its Audi Sport lineup for the 2022 model year, including the addition of a number of requested features customers a...

First Title of the Year for the Audi RS 3 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60323"] source: Audi AG Track Tec Racing wins TCR New Zealand with Chris van der Drift Podium finish for Audi R8 LMS GT3 at Le Castellet Trophies for the Audi RS 3 LMS in England and France Chris van der Drift won the title in the inaugural TCR New Zealand with the New Zealand customer team Track Tec Racing in the Audi RS 3 LMS. A podium result for the Audi R8 LMS and three further trophies for the Audi RS 3 LMS rounded off Audi Sport custom...

Advertising Banner Costs René Rast Chance of a Podium

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60302"] source: Audi AG Whirled-up advertising banner gets caught in the German’s Audi e-tron FE07 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler scores again with both cars at Valencia René Rast and Lucas di Grassi with comeback drives in Sunday’s race An advertising banner cost René Rast from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team the chance of a podium result in the sixth round of the Formula E World Championship at Valencia (Spain). The thr...

Audi is Ready for Formula E’s Debut in Spain

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60213"] source: Audi Sport Electric racing series hosts two races on Valencia circuit Lucas di Grassi and René Rast set their sights on the podium Team Principal Allan McNish: “Everyone in the team is fired up for the first trophies” Formula E has already held races in 17 different countries and a new one will be added this weekend: Spain. On the circuit in Valencia, Lucas di Grassi and René Rast, together with the Audi Sport ABT Schae...

Strong Start for the Audi R8 LMS GT2

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60207"] source: Audi Sport Two victories for Audi Sport’s most powerful model at Monza Podium results for GT3 version at the Nürburgring and in Hungary Victory and podium places for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Europe and China With a victory and a one-two finish, Audi Sport customer racing celebrated a convincing start to the new GT2 European Series. All three customer teams relying on the Audi R8 LMS GT2 recorded podium finishes – two of them...

18 Audi R8 LMS Cars at the Season Opener in Monza

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60187"] source: Audi AG Audi customers on the grid in three different categories of the SRO racing series Three GT2 sports cars from Audi Sport customer racing on one grid for the first time Seven GT3 and eight GT4 models with the four rings in Italy Audi Sport customer racing has never been so strongly represented in the European racing series of promoter SRO (Stéphane Ratel Organization) as in the 2021 season. A total of nine of the brand...

Intensive Development of the New Audi RS 3 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59584"] source: Audi AG Wind tunnel testing of the new race car in Ingolstadt First test drives of the customer racing model in Spain and Italy Nathanaël Berthon and Frédéric Vervisch take turns at the wheel Following the world premiere of the Audi RS 3 LMS on February 5, Audi Sport’s new TCR model is undergoing an intensive testing program. A wind tunnel test at Ingolstadt was followed by the first runs on race tracks at Castellolí in...

Audi CO2 Program: Sustainable Aluminum for Audi e-tron GT Wheels

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59409"] source: Audi AG 20-inch wheels for the Audi e-tron GT2 made of CO2-reduced aluminum Innovative aluminum smelting technology releases oxygen instead of CO2 Marco Philippi, Head of Procurement Strategy: “This lets us increase our sustainability performance in the supply chain and ensure that our models arrive at the customers with a smaller carbon footprint” AUDI AG is systematically continuing its CO2 program i...

Find of the Day: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59251"] words: Bill, photos: Adam Lizotte-Zeisler Needless to say that with the Audi C8 RS 6 Avant finally hitting our shores for the 1st time, there has been a lot of excitement. We've seen RS 6 Avants in 'normal' Audi colors and exciting Audi exclusive colors but the King of the Hill color is Nogaro Blue. Not only does it harken back to the OG RS2 Avant but, at least in the US market, a Nogaro Blue RS 6 Avant means that it is a RS Tribute editi...

Find of the Day: 2011 Audi R18 TDI ultra

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58956"] words: Bill, photos: Art & Revs The legendary Audi R18...it raced and dominated for six seasons but the version immortalized on film is the 2011 Audi R18 TDI ultra. Truth in 24 II told the story of the R18 TDI ultra and its dramatic win at Le Mans. You remember that one: three R18 TDI ultras started the race but only one finished and it finished as the winner with Marcel Fässler, André Lottery and Benoît Tréluyer on top of the po...

Find of the Day: 2018 Merlin Purple Audi TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58796"] words: Bill, photos: Eastside Motoring Merlin Purple...it's one of those Audi colors that you either love or hate. I personally love it and had never seen a TT RS in this color before until today. And according to the ad, this is a 1 of 1 so I wonder how many people have seen this magical TT RS. Here's the ad: 1 of 1 Merlin Puple TT RS!!!!... Still Under Factory Warrnanty.... Xpel Paint Protection Film on Entire Front... CTS Cold Air Inta...

Video of the Day: Nothing But Audi on the Ring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58701"] words: Bill, video: Stateside Super Cars There are two things I love about this video: it's nothing but Audi and there is no music soundtrack. There's nothing worse that annoying music when cars are on track...I'd rather listen to the music of squealing tires and throaty exhausts. In this video by Stateside Super Cars, you get to see many different Audi models from over the years take on the legendary Nurburgring...from a drifting C8 RS...

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...