Autocar: 2020 Audi RS Q8: first ride in ‘Ring record-breaking SUV

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37613"] source: Autocar, video: Nürburgring   Editor's Note: We just ran across a YouTube video of the RS Q8 run so we've added it to the bottom of this post We ride shotgun in Audi's 592bhp super-SUV ahead of its official debut The Audi RS Q8 hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, but already it’s a record breaker. Packing 592bhp, the high-riding, high-performance flagship has smashed the SUV lap record at Germany’s fearsome Nürburgring...

Spy Photos of the Audi RS 3 at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37246"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America While photos of the new A3 and S3 testing have been seen, the new RS 3 has not (except for a mule based on the current body) until now. Our spy photographers shot the new RS 3 on the holiest grounds for a car nerd...the Nürburgring. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37245"] The RS 3 will of course get wider fenders and a more aggressive front end. Set to debut in 2020, the new ...

Audi RS Q8 a “Cool Mule”, Testing at Nurburgring with this Livery

Considering the news cycle this week, it appears that Audi Sport has been extra-busy RS-ing all of the things. Yesterday's drop of the RS 6 Avant plus confirmation of it for the USA lit up all the phones at your friendly neighborhood Audi dealers, and now we've got new photos of the RS Q8 testing at Nurburgring. Like the Audi RS 6 Avant, the RS Q8 is based on the latest evolution of the brand's MLB component set, and in as much it is expected to share the same highly potent drivetrain ...

Anatomy of a Winner: How the Audi R8 LMS Scored Victory in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31222"] source: Audi Sport Production-based race car with nearly 30,000 kilometers of mileage With 487 horsepower to victory in the Eifel Customers benefit from reliability and good drivability The race car with which Audi Sport customer racing won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring for the fifth time has an unusual history. It stands for the performance capability of a concept that customers benefit from all over the world. The race car in ...

Facts pertaining to Audi Sport’s fifth victory in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

source: Audi Sport First Nürburgring win for three of the four winning Audi Sport drivers Victory scored in fastest previous-generation car Audi R8 LMS now with 13 victories in 24-hour races On June 23, Audi Sport customer racing celebrated its fifth victory in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Background information and facts pertaining to this success. The victory of the number 4 Audi R8 LMS in the 47th running of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring marked the...

Audi Sport Wins 24 Hours of Nürburgring for the Fifth Time

source: Audi Sport 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019: a 45-percent win rate of the Audi R8 LMS in the world’s biggest endurance race since 2009 Audi Sport Team Phoenix wins with Pierre Kaffer/Frank Stippler/Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch Good class results for customer teams complete the brand’s showing The 47th running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring was a thriller up until the last second: Following a turbulent final stage, the number 4 Audi R8 LMS won the battl...

Best FIA WTCR Weekend for Audi Sport at Home Round

source: Audi Sport Audi Sport customer racing scores 89 points at the Nürburgring Two second places by Frédéric Vervisch as best results All four Audi Sport drivers score points Audi Sport has every reason to be pleased: Halfway through the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season the brand celebrated its best result to date. In the supporting program of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Audi Sport drivers Frédéric Vervisch, Niels Langeveld, Jean-Karl Vernay and Gordon Shedden co...

Victories for the Audi R8 LMS at the Nürburgring

source: Audi Sport Strong juniors in the Audi R8 LMS in the DMV GTC Phoenix Racing in front at home round with the Audi R8 LMS GT4 Strongest race weekend so far for Andreas Wernersson in the Audi RS 3 LMS Audi Sport customer racing experienced another good weekend with its customers: The Audi R8 LMS achieved its fifth sprint and second endurance racing victory in the DMV GTC series at the Nürburgring. Plus, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Audi RS 3 LMS clinched victories a...

Audi Sport customer racing Shoots for Fifth Victory at the Nürburgring

source: Audi Sport 24-hour race with ten Audi Sport customer racing cars WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season’s midpoint on the Nordschleife Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup augments brand’s appearance For Audi Sport customer racing, the entire racing event revolving around the Nürburgring 24 Hours again marks a weekend of superlatives this year: From June 20 to 23, seven teams will be competing with a total of ten customer race cars from Audi that represent the entire breadth of ...

Volkswagen ID.R Sets New Electric Record On The Nürburgring

source: Volkswagen Motorsport Editor's note: After conquering Pike's Peak (here and here) and the Goodwood Festival of Speed (here), the next brass ring was the Nurburgring. The Volkswagen ID.R and Romain Dumas just did that with an e-record of 6:05.336, beating the previous record by 40.564 seconds. 6:05.336 minutes – the Volkswagen ID.R has driven the fastest emission-free lap of all time on the most difficult race track in the world Volkswagen driver Romain Dumas beat the previous record ...

Video of the Day: Audi C9 RS 7 Spotted on the Ring

words: Bill, video stills: Automotive Mike We've seen official photos of the S7 Sportback (TDI for the EU) and spy shots of the RS 7 testing in the snow but we haven't seen the RS 7 in action...until now thanks to Automotive Mike. There hasn't been any official word of the power plant for the new RS 7 but we wouldn't be surprise if it shared the twin turbo 4.0 V8 of the Porsche Panamera. It sure sounds like it from the video. Also noticed are the larger fender bulges...making an already wide A...

New Volkswagen ID. R Makes Its Debut at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

source: Volkswagen Motorsports Following last year’s record at Pikes Peak, the ID. R has been redeveloped to set the electric lap record on the Nürburgring Volkswagen launches ID. R virtual racing simulator on RaceRoom Wolfsburg —The Volkswagen ID. R electric race car makes its world debut today, having been in continuous development following last year’s success at setting the outright record at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Denver, Colorado. The racing ...

Video of the Day: RS 6 Avant Spotted on the Ring

words: Bill, video: Misha Charoudin, photos: Audi Club North America The other day, we featured spy photos of the next generation RS 6 Avant on the Nurburgring. Today, I was lucky enough to find a video from Misha Charoudin's YouTube channel. He was quite delighted and surprised to see the RS 6 Avant on the track as he wasn't expecting the track to be opened. There's a lot of scenes where he's eating, shopping, and walking around the track so I'll make it easy for you. The RS 6 Avant ...

More Next-Gen RS 6 Avant Photos from Nürburgring

With the weather turning to spring in Europe, the auto manufacturer development schedule turns to the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Spy photographers first caught the new RS 6 in the area around the fabled German road course yesterday. Today, they've caught the car again, this time out on track. There's nothing new to report in the last 24-hours, so this is simply our drawing your attention to more photos of  the same or a very similar car as was seen yesterday. Even still, we figured you'd not ...

Motor1.com: Audi A1 allroad Spied With Rugged Cues On The ‘Ring

words: Bill Cho, photo: Motor1.com Earlier this year, Audi revealed the latest generation of the A1. More masculine that the first generation, Audi looks like they are playing with an even beefier version. Motor1.com has captured an A1 allroad testing on the fabled Nurburgring. Click HERE for the rest of the story and photos.

Two Poles, Two Wins: Audi Driver René Rast Achieves The Perfect DTM Weekend

source: Audi Sport Defending champion also wins Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring Maximum points haul and third place in the overall standings Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Fantastic for René, fantastic for Audi” Audi driver René Rast achieved the perfect DTM weekend at the Nürburgring: As he did on Saturday, the defending champion also claimed pole position and victory on Sunday. As a result, he scored the maximum possible points with his Audi RS 5 DTM...

First Victory This Season for Audi in Blancpain GT Series Asia

[source: Audi Sport] Audi R8 LMS victorious in Asia, Australia and Italy Audi R8 LMS GT4 wins race at the Nürburgring Audi RS 3 LMS at the very front in Brazil, Italy and North America The Audi Sport customer teams started the second half of the year with a string of successes including all three race car models. Audi R8 LMS GT3 First victory this season in the Blancpain GT Series Asia: In the third event of the season, the Absolute Racing customer...

Timo Bernhard and the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Smashes Nordschleife Record

[words: Bill Cho, source: Porsche] This has been a record breaking week for the extended Volkswagen family. Earlier, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak and former Audi driver, Romain Dumas, ran the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 7:57.15...beating the previous record by a full 16 seconds. Now another record has fallen and also by another former Audi driver. This morning, Timo Bernhard and the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo lapped the Nurburgring in 5:19.55. This time smashes the previ...

Victories for Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS 3 LMS

[source: Audi Sport] The customers of Audi Sport customer racing continue their strings of success. While the teams with the Audi R8 LMS in the DMV GTC won at the fourth consecutive event the drivers of the Audi RS 3 LMS were even unbeatable on five occasions. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Two victories at the Nürburgring: On the fourth race weekend of the DMV GTC, the customers of Audi Sport customer racing once again presented themselves in top form. After the privateers celebrate...

Autoblog: 2019 Audi S8 Spied Completely Uncovered at the Nurburgring

[source: Autoblog] The extra-fast version of Audi's flagship A8, the 2019 Audi S8, is basically ready to go if these spy shots are any indication. The super sedan was spied without any camouflage at all, sliding around on the Nürburgring. Though subtle, there are a number of visual cues that give it away as the performance version of the full-size Audi... Read more at Autoblog