Candide Thovex and Audi Team Up to Ski The World

words: Bill Cho, video: Candide Thovex, photo: Audi AG Back in 2015, Candide Thovex skied down an alpine slope (sans snow), over roads, through tunnels, a herd of cows, and into a perfect landing in a Q7. Now he's back with bigger challenges. Spanning three continents, Candide skies where the snow doesn't go. Across grass, sand, water, and even The Great Wall of China, Candide Thovex conquers them all and ends up at an unconventional ski resort. Watch the video below and enjoy the ...

Spy vs Spi – Audi R8 V10 plus Spyder vs McLaren 570s Spider Drag Race

words: Bill Cho, video: Auto Express In the old battle between all motor vs forced induction, a new battle forms between an AWD German supercar and a RWD British supercar. In this video from Auto Express, the mighty R8 V10 plus Spyder goes up against the McLaren 570s Spider. Last week, the R8 went up against its smaller brother, the RS 3, and won. On paper, the McLaren has 40 less horses, 2 less cylinders but is 463 pounds lighter and has 30 lb/ft more torque at peak RPM. Will AWD...

The Grand Tour: Jezza’s Favorite Motorsports Battle- Audi vs. Lancia

words: Bill Cho, video screenshots: Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour In The Grand Tour's 2nd season, episode 7 It's a gas, gas, gas that came out this past Friday, Jeremy Clarkson dives into the history of what he calls "his favorite battle of them all": Audi vs. Lancia in the 1983 WRC campaign. It's a great piece done with the usual GT humor and interesting facts. It starts back in 1977 when Audi was testing the Iltis for the German Army. Audi began building cars with all wheel drive a...

H&R Raising Springs for the New Audi Q5

source & photos: H&R SUV’s continue to be popular as they are very capable and can fill many roles, and the Audi Q5 is one of these. Audi owners are a diverse community, some are into the outdoor movement and want to create their own adventure vehicle. Our own Wanderlust spirit beckons us, so we have introduced raising springs just for you. H&R Raising Springs for the Q5 (part# 50380) have a mild lift of +1.5 inches front and +1.4 inches rear for more ground clearance and...

Drag Race: Audi RS 3 vs Audi R8 V10 Spyder

words: Bill Cho, video: CAR Magazine It seems like the whole automotive world wants to drag against the newest RS car (like the RS 3 vs BMW M2 or the RS 3 vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG) so I should start a series entitled the RS vs the World. However in this video from CAR Magazine, it's the RS 3 against its big brother, the R8 V10 Spyder. In their annual Performance Shootout, they put these two Audi Sport products head to head just to see what happens. We all know what the forgone ...

H&R Street Performance Coil Over for the Audi RS 3

source: H&R The Audi RS 3 continues to dazzle the automotive world! This performance sedan is unrivaled, and H&R ride development engineers have designed the legendary H&R Street Performance Coil Over specifically for this awesome car. H&R is the originator of the true street performance coil over and their knowledge and expertise improves handling while retaining stock ride comfort. H&R Street Performance Coil Over (part #: 28851-25) feature H&R’s MONO – Tu...

Find of the Day: 2003 Mugello Blue RS 6

words: Bill Cho, photos: Craigslist There are executive cars and then there are executive muscle cars. The C5 RS 6 falls into the second category. The first RS model (and only RS 6) to hit the shores of the States, it made quite an impact. Motor Trend said: "The RS 6 spools up with so little drama, it doesn’t feel as quick as it is. Until you look down and realize you’re going 20 mph faster than you thought you were–and 50 mph faster than your mother would want you to." This part...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi ur-quattro

words: Bill Cho, photos: Gooding & Company To find a clean Ur-quattro in the States these days is getting harder and harder so I normally look at the European sites to get my fix. These cars were a fantasy of mine since middle school ever since I read about Rally Group B. On a whim, I decided to look Stateside and I ran across this 1985 beauty on the Gooding & Company website. Distinguished Provenance and Likely One of the Most Significant Examples Extant Extremely Origina...

1,878,100 Automobiles Sold: Audi Closes 2017 with New Record-Breaking Sale

source: Audi AG Following a difficult start, successful year-end closing with sales up 0.6 percent Sales chief Bram Schot: “Demonstrated strength and brand attraction” Q models take off with over 685,000 deliveries Ingolstadt - AUDI AG has increased its global sales for the eighth year in a row. Despite a turbulent first half of the year, the company achieved a new record-breaking figure: Around 1,878,100 deliveries represent an increase of 0.6 percent. The Four Rings so...

Drag Race: Audi RS 3 vs BMW M2

words: Bill Cho, video: Cars.co.az Yesterday, we brought you the RS 3 sedan vs the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG drag race by Cars.co.az. In that video, they mentioned the drag race between the RS 3 and the BMW M2. That got us looking for the other video and it did not disappoint. Cars.co.az had compared the two vehicles in the past. When their fans complained that the presenters never raced them, they decided to have a rematch. They had a small problem though. BMW did not have an M2 for them ...

Silvercar Adds “Bigger” to Its Better Premium Mobility Promise: Audi Q5 Enters the Fleet in January (…and yes, it will be silver)

source: Silvercar, photo: Audi of America Silvercar expands to a two-model offering with addition of the award-winning Audi Q5 SUV - Silver Audi Q5 vehicles available at select airport locations starting in January, with additional roll outs through July - The company continues its U.S. expansion with five new airport locations slated to launch over the next six months, including San Diego and Tampa AUSTIN, Texas - Silvercar kicks off the new year with a new car and big expans...

Rendering the RS 3 with Wheels

by: George Achorn, renderings by author Looking for ways to kill time over this holiday non-work week? We were too, which got us to fantasizing about the Audi RS 3 sedan and some 20-inch wheel options for the car. The renderings turned out rather well which got us to wanting an RS 3 even more. We figured we'd share. Wheel Option #1: Audi Sport performance parts Audi Sport announced its line of performance parts as early as last fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Thus far, they've only r...

Top Gear: Audi SQ7 vs Ford Focus RS Drag Race

words: Bill Cho, video: Top Gear UK SQ7 vs. Focus RS drag race...did I read that correctly?  My morning routine is to surf the web for interesting Audi tidbits and this classifies as interesting. Top Gear's YouTube channel just released this unusual drag race video. Soccer Mom vs. Boy Racer is what flashed through my mind as I read the description. Pictured above is the mighty Audi SQ7 TDI...something we don't have in the States and may never get. This 5,004lb 435hp 4.0L supercha...

AutoTopNL: TT RS vs BMW M2 0-250km/h Acceleration and Top Speed Autobahn POV Video

words: Bill Cho, video: AutoTopNL Recently, AutoTopNL took a TT RS and an M2 out on the Autobahn for an acceleration and top speed test. The M2 is powered by the 370hp N55 engine and the TT RS has the 400hp 2.5 5 cylinder. Numbers would indicate that the TT RS is faster but having a POV video really nails the difference between these two machines. [gallery columns="4" ids="6700,6701,6692,6693"] Watch the video below to see the clear winner of these tests. [embed]https://youtu...

Audi Best European Brand in Consumer Reports Reliability Survey 2017

source: Audi AG, photo: Audi of America Audi has been voted best European car brand for the sixth time in a row in the Reliability Survey run by Consumer Reports. The renowned U.S. consumer magazine runs this survey every year among its readers and publishes the results. Audi took fourth place in the 2017 overall ranking, ahead of all its European competitors. Werner Zimmermann, Head of Quality Assurance at AUDI AG: “We are delighted with this result, which send...