Spy Photo: 2022 Audi S8 Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57283"] Yesterday, we showed spy photos of both the facelifted 2022 Audi A8 and A8 hybrid. Today, we bring you their brawnier sibling, the 2022 Audi S8 and this time in the cold winter of northern Sweden. Just like on the first sighting, we can see the new headlights reminiscent of the A3 headlights. The new grille is also visible, a new shape and new inserts is the deal there. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57270"] The fr...

Spy Photo: Cupra Formentor VZ

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57229"] Wait...what is a Cupra doing on an Audi-centric website? Cupra is the high performance subsidiary of the Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group (which owns Audi). So once again, what is a Cupra doing on an Audi-centric website? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57243"] 5-cylinders...that's why this Cupra Formentor VZ in on our site. Cupra is winter testing the 400hp Forme...

Spy Photo: 2022 Audi A8 Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57202"] It's the New Year and that means it's time for some new spy shots again. We start off with the first photos of the upcoming Audi A8 facelift. And we spied not one but two prototypes out testing and even if they look pretty much the same, there are some small differences. The facelifted Audi A8 will get some new head lights in “A3” style as we can see and also a new designed grille. The grille just doesn't have new inserts but also has...

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...

Best-Selling Audi Receives Sportback Treatment: 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57174"] source: Audi of America Audi Q5 Sportback captivates with powerful and progressive, coupe-like design Tailored offering brings elevated design and increased sportiness over the SUV model New generation of lighting technology with available digital OLED taillights Audi today announced two all-new variants for its best-selling, recently refreshed Audi Q5 model line, the 2021 Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback. The arrival of these new variant...

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 ...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi 4000S quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56879"] words: Bill, photos: Alex Kremer Growing up, I never did look at an Audi 4000 with starry eyes or even any eyes. It wasn't until much (much) later that I began to appreciate them. Maybe because up until that point, I had not driven one and was pretty ignorant about other Audi models outside of the Sport quattro or the 90 Coupe quattro my friend had in college. Joining Audi/Volkswagen forums in the late 90s/early 2000s, people were talking...

The COVID Cannonball Run

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56829"] words: James Edmonds, photos: JR Photon 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 title suggests exactly what you think it suggests. So, before we get on with the story, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. No quattro Magazine staffers were involved. Nor were any Audi Club members, employees of Audi ...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi 200 Avant quattro Turbo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56817"] words: Bill, photos: The Classic Car Gallery People will look back at 2020 as the Year of the Pandemic but it could also be called the Year of the Avant. The mighty RS 6 Avant finally landed on NA shores and the A6 allroad made a comeback. So you can say long roof fans are all anog over Avants. That brings us to today's Find of the Day. This 200 Avant may look familiar to some as it was a Bring A Trailer car back in March of this year and...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant vs Porsche Taycan vs Porsche 911 Turbo vs Tesla Model S P100D vs Tesla Model S P90D vs Tesla Model S P85D

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56735"] words: Bill, video: Motor1.com Motor1.com had a little fun pitting two ICE cars up against the electric competition on a runway in Turkey: a C7 RS 6 Avant and a 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo in one corner and a Porsche Taycan Turbo, a Tesla Model S P100D, a Tesla Model S P90D, and a Tesla Model S P85D in the other. They took these vehicles through a 1000 meter drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test...standard fare it seems these days...

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...

Find of the Day: 1964 Auto Union DKW F89 Pickup

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56686"] words: Bill, photos: Manuel Yetano Well this is new...or rather old. We've featured an Auto Union DKW F89L van before as a Find of the Day but I've never seen a pickup version such as this restored model. This one is in Argentina where apparently its lived its whole life...but you can bring this one home as it's well past the 25-year import law in the States (& 15 year in Canada). Here's the ad: Item specifics Condition: Used Year:...

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, ...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56512"] words: Bill, photos: Craigslist The Pacific Northwest...I've said this many many times but that region of the country seems to hold all the rust-free specimens from the Audi of yore. We've featured several Find of the Days from there and most are in great condition. Take this one. It's getting harder (and more expensive) to find an Audi Quattro and in my opinion, this one isn't priced out of range. Here's the ad: It has a clean title. 155...

Long Wheelbase Audi A7 L Spied in Germany

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56439"] If you’re familiar with Chinese customer trends in the car market, you know they have a soft spot for rear legroom. Plenty of cars are sold in the People’s Republic with an extended wheelbase, including models such as the A4L and A6L sedans. The flagship A8 is sold locally exclusively in the stretched form, and there are even Q2L and Q5L models serving as roomier derivatives of the two SUVs. And now its time for yet another model...

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...

Santa’s Got A Brand New Sleigh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56270"] words: Bill, photo: Audi AG A couple of years ago, Santa decided to get into shape and for this, he was rewarded with the then-new RS 5 Sportback. Flash forward to today, and it looks like Santa has a new sleigh: the electric Audi e-tron GT concept (which has just entered production). This is the latest in a string of Audi holiday commercials and I'm not going to lie...I'm jealous of Santa's sleigh. Enjoy the video below and everyon...

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]   ...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi S8…6sp Manual Swap

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56070"] words: Bill, photos: Bring-A-Trailer Normally I wouldn't place a D2 S8 with 161k miles as a Find of the Day but this one is a little different...it has a 6speed manual transmission swap. Does that elevate this S8 just a bit? Here's the ad: This 2003 Audi S8 is finished in Ming Blue Pearl over white leather and is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission that was installed by a previous owner. Features include ...