Find of the Day: 1974 Audi 50LS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76745"] words: Bill, photos: Laguna Classic Cars & Automotive Art The Audi 50 was only built for 4 years (1974-1978) while its rebadged Volkswagen stablemate the Polo is still in production. In that time, over 180k 50s were built but they were only sold in Europe. They had either a 1.1L or a 1.3L 4-cylinder; this one has the 1.1L. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76766"] Big punch in a little package! Excellent...

The First ABT RS6+ Limited Edition is on the Road in North America

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76690"] source: ABT America, photos: Randy Floresca After the overwhelming response of the North American market towards its special editions based on the currentAudi RS6 Avant ABT Sportsline has come up with an exclusive limited offer to show its appreciation to American and Canadian Audi enthusiasts: Only 25 units of the ABT RS6+ will be built, transforming the iconic Audi station wagon into one of the rarest ABT models. And the very first car ...

Strong TCR Weekend for Audi Customer Teams

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76578"] source: Audi AG Audi RS 3 LMS top again in the Baltics and on course for title in TCR Europe René Rast and Audi retain title chances in the DTM Marcel Hirscher thrills DTM guests at the Red Bull Ring during taxi rides Audi Sport customer racing has already clinched the 27th championship title with the RS 3 LMS thanks to a customer team in Latvia. Excellent championship positions ahead of the finale are also held by teams in TCR Euro...

1:18 Scale Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition – Another Audi Club RS 3 Sweepstakes Giveaway

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76547"] We in the States cheered when the Audi RS 6 Avant finally made it here and to sweeten the pot, Audi offered the very limited edition(25 examples) of the Nogaro Blue RS Tribute edition. We are going to sweeten our Sweepstakes pot by offering this GT Spirit example to the participants of the Audi Club RS 3 sweepstakes! [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76551"] While not quite as rare as a real RS Tribute edition, GT Spirit o...

Efficiency is the Goal: New Audi e-tron Prototype at the E-Cannonball

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76542"] source: Audi AG Electric cars in the spotlight: the Audi e-tron is a true pioneer of e-mobility. Now a new challenger will be on the starting grid of the E-Cannonball in Hamburg which is getting under way on September 23, and is looking forward to meeting electric car enthusiasts and their vehicles at Germany's biggest electric rally. As a prototype, it will be wearing a specially designed camouflage, because it is still keeping some ...

Morocco Rally: Audi Sport’s Dress Rehearsal for the Dakar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76526"] source: Audi AG Three Audi RS Q e-tron E2 cars with Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Entire team back in competition mode Tough conditions expected in southwest Morocco A packed schedule characterizes the second half of the year for Audi Sport: After the start of testing of the Audi RS Q e-tron E2 in Europe in July, the premiere on September 1, a subsequent nine-...

Find of the Day: Audi S1 E2 Pikes Peak

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76385"] words: Bill, photos: racecardirect.com Ok...if you want to make an impression at the next Cars & Coffee or Audi Club HPDE event, I don't think you could go wrong with this. This is an Audi S1 E2 Pikes Peak replica. It has raced all over the UK, Europe, and yes, even Pikes Peak. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76384"] Audi Quattro S1 Built by Keith Edwards using only the best of the best parts. Over 800...

Video of the Day: The Grand Tour – A Scandi Flick

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76347"] words: Bill, photo: Prime Video The lads are back! After almost a year, The Grand Tour has kicked off their 5th season with A Scandi Flick - a romp through Norway, Sweden, and Finland. They were to choose cars that were their favorite rally cars as the adventure would take them through the Arctic Circle. Hammond chose the legendary 2003 Subaru Impreza STi V-Limited edition in the classic blue with gold wheels. Captain Slow showed up i...

Third Title for Audi Sport Drivers Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76365"] source: Audi AG Sprint success for driver combination in GT World Challenge Europe, overall Silver Cup title for customer line-up Championship successes in GT2 Europe amateur class and in Norway Touring car victories for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Italy and Australia Audi Sport customer racing celebrated successes with its customers around the globe on the third weekend in September. Outstanding were the GT3 Sprint Championship as well as ...

Audi at the 2022 Greentech Festival New York

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76327"] source: Audi of America Audi is a founding partner of Greentech Festival, a sustainability conference that invites discussion on topics related to sustainable development, climate, and environmental protection Greentech Festival will make its first New York appearance on Sept. 15 and 16 at The Shed, a cultural center in Hudson Yards Audi Environmental Foundation awards two grants to U.S based environmental organizations: Save The Bay and...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 performance vs Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76237"] words: Bill, photo: carwow We featured the Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar against the Audi RS e-tron GT before in a battle of electrics but now it's electric/hybrid versus gasoline. The RS Q e-tron Dakar has 340hp but at a literal flip of a switch, it goes up to 680. The R8 has 620hp but is much lighter at 3400lbs versus 4850lbs for the Dakar. So who will win? Find out below. [embed]https://youtu.be/nes85rlHJFI[/embed]

Find of the Day: Manual Swapped 2009 Audi A4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76233"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Borkovskiy I do like a B8 and especially a B8 Avant. Years ago, I had a press fleet B8 A4 Avant Prestige and it was great but missing something...like a manual transmission. Denis must have felt the same way because he solved that problem. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76220"] 2009 Audi A4 Avant Prestige 6 Speed Manual with 124k miles The B8 Generation A4 Avant was never offer...

quattro Magazine: Going Green

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76133"] By: Ryan Ponto, photos: Rob Overcash @blinker.fluid Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Rob has been a part of the four-ring family for nearly four decades now, initially falling in love with Audi automobiles back in the 80s when a good friend of his dad purchased a 5000 Avant. Growing...

Waterfest 26 – The Legend Is Back This Weekend

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76082"] Waterfest is the largest VW/Audi Car Show and Motorsport event in North America, and the second largest of its kind in the world. Waterfest, now in its 26th year, is a two-day event held at Atco Dragway in Atco, NJ. Waterfest features the following Events:- Show Car Event- Drag Race (1/4 Mile)- Sound Off- Tire Burn-out Contest (Fan Favorite!)- Dyno- Autocross School- Exhibition Area (Display cars that aren't judged)- Afterfest (Official ...

Audi Earns Most First Place Honors Within Luxury Segment in MotorTrend’s Ultimate Car Rankings

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75816"] source: Audi of America Audi earned top-ranked honors with more first place finishes and podium wins than any other luxury automaker in MotorTrend's Ultimate Car Rankings for second half of 2022 Five Audi models across various categories awarded first place finishes recognized for excellent technology and safety MotorTrend updates Ultimate Car Rankings twice a year; award criteria based on value, safety, and over 70 years of vehicle-test...

Audi RS Q e-tron E2: Lighter, More Aerodynamic and Even More Efficient

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75805"] source: Audi AG Second evolution of the rally winner competing for the first time in October Fundamentally new body optimizes weight and air flow Improved operating strategy and optimized control concept In March 2022, the Audi RS Q e-tron won its first desert rally in Abu Dhabi, and now the next evolution is ready. The innovative prototype presents itself significantly improved for the 2022 Morocco Rally and the 2023 Dakar...

quattro Magazine: The Rock, The Vine, The Coast, and The Silvercar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75649"] words/photos: Aaron Plante Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. "Is he pitching a tent up here?" I asked as I brought the Q5 to a stop atop the Goat Rock Beach overlook of Sonoma’s Coast. "I don't think so…looks like he's going to jump off the cliff," my wife said pointing to the ra...

Night of Museums: Audi 80 is the Star of the Audi museum mobile

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75598"] source: Audi AG It’s a journey through time back to the 1970s and 1980s. Under the motto “50 years of the Audi 80”, Audi Tradition will bring a special show with several anniversary cars to the Audi Piazza for the Night of Museums on September 3, offering an entertaining program from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Corporal pleasures will be provided for by the restaurant team at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. Starting at 8:00 p.m.,...

Video of the Day: Audi quattro 20V vs Audi quattro S1 E2 vs Audi Sport quattro vs Audi RS2 Avant vs Audi S2 coupe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75528"] words: Bill, photo: carwow I'm voting this as the Video of the Year. What a lineup! Mat Watson and carwow are celebrating 45 years of the Audi 5-cylinder by lining up legends for a drag race: Audi quattro vs Audi S1 E2 vs Audi Sport quattro vs Audi RS2 Avant vs Audi S2 coupe. Be sure to turn up the volume to 11 when the cars race because the sound is phenomenal. So is this worthy of Video of the Year? Check it out below and make the dec...

Video of the Day: 620hp Audi R8 V10 Performance vs Tuned 550hp Audi RS 3 vs Tuned 710hp Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75417"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Here's Mat Watson and carwow with another Audi vs Audi...vs Audi drag race. The RS 3 and RS Q8 have been tuned to 550hp and 710hp respectively while the R8 V10 performance is stock at 620hp. So how will the Audi Sport siblings do against each other? Find out below. [embed]https://youtu.be/uohjBy_GXl0[/embed]