Porsche Macan EV Prototype Spied

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54389"] The next generation Porsche Macan will go all electric and we spied the very first prototypes. This prototype was out testing on a test track in bad weather conditions such as rain and fog and the distance didn’t help either but never the less, we are happy to be able to show you the very first photos. The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE, Premium Platform Electric, that is co-developed with Audi. While the platform...

Find of the Day: 1997 RUF CTR 2 Sport…Wait What?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48191"] words: Bill, photos: RM Sotheby's OK...I can already hear the question being asked: Why the heck is Audi Club North America featuring a RUF as a Find of the Day? It's not a bad question...I asked the same when it was sent to me. We've featured vehicles that were powered by Audi engines but clearly this isn't one. So why? A couple of reasons why: It's a cool car (but that's not enough) It ran Pike's Peak (also cool but...) It sports stick...

Could Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Mean Chances of e-tron GT allroad?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46029"] Editor’s not: this originally was posted to our sister site, e-tron connect Though most of us sit grounded due to pandemic quarantine, this hasn’t stopped our spy photographer sources. Some of the recent images they’ve sent over are those of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. Shown just a few years ago in concept form, the Cross Turismo offers the off-road wagon treatment to the Taycan sedan. And, because the Taycan shares the same J...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 6 Avant v BMW M5 Competition v AMG E63 v Porsche Panamera

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44639"] words: Bill, video: carwow When it comes to Mat Watson and getting his hands on the latest and greatest, you know it's going to be fun. In this video, he takes the wheel behind an Audi RS 6 Avant and puts it up against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. If you're familiar with Mat, he puts them through a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. So how did our favorite Audi do? Well...let's just say... ...

Video of the Day: carwow – BMW M8 vs Audi R8 vs AMG GT 4dr vs 911 vs Tesla Model X: Drag Race, Rolling Race, Brake Test

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42501"] words: Bill, photos/video: carwow We're back with an entertaining video from Mat Watson of carwow and as always, he's putting up our favorite OEM against rivals in a drag race, rolling race, and a brake test. This time he has an Audi R8 V10 performance, a Porsche 911 Carrera 4s, a BMW M8 competition, an AMG GT63s, and a Tesla Model X P1000. You can see the results in the video below but I think you'll like them...or at least a 1/3 of ...

Electrify America’s Open Network Of Ultra-Fast DC Chargers: First To Charge An 800-Volt EV Battery At 270 Kilowatts

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33674"] source: Electrify America Electrify America, LLC and Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) celebrated the first time the Electrify America DC fast charging network was used nearly to its full potential. On September 4, the day of the global launch event, a Porsche Taycan, with its 800-volt architecture, charged at Electrify America’s Bloomsburg, PA charging station. The vehicle charged at a maximum power level of 270 kilowatts, ...

Car and Driver: The 2018 Audi Q7 vs. the 2019 Porsche Cayenne: Which Luxury SUV Best Suits Your Needs?

source: Car and Driver The explosive popularity of SUVs in general, and of luxury entries specifically, meant that it was inevitable we'd line up the newly redesigned 2019 Porsche Cayenne against the Audi Q7, our reigning 10Best Trucks and SUVs winner in the mid-size luxury segment. While these very different-looking SUVs have a lot in common—both come from the same parent company, the Volkswagen Group, and are built on the same MLB Evo platform—each offers its own style and experience......

Road & Track: Porsche Built Three Wild Wide-Body Audi 100 Coupes to Help Develop the 928

source: Road & Track In 1972, Porsche knew that its first V-8 would sit in the nose of a luxurious gran turismo, the 928. The company known for its rear or mid-engined, air-cooled sports cars was heading into uncharted territory. The 928 debuted at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show, but before it could get there, Porsche had to buy and chop up a few Audis, a Mercedes-Benz and an Opel to use as development mules. As Julius Weitmann's and Rico Steinemann's excellent book on the 928 explains...

CarWow: BMW E30 M3 vs Audi RS2 – Drag & Rolling Race & Review

video and screenshots: CarWow It's 2019 and we can finally import the early Audi RS2s into the States! While scouring the European sites for an early RS2, I ran across this video from CarWow. They've taken two iconic cars from BMW and Audi and drag them. What are your predictions on which car wins? And which one of these cars would you want to have? Enjoy! [embed]https://youtu.be/9i7cOeOw9z8[/embed] [gallery size="large" ids="21313,21312,21311,21310,21309,21306,21314,21307,21308"]

TT RS and Cayman GTS in Motor Trend Shootout

One of the latest head-to-head shootouts from Motor Trend's on-demand service is the pitting of the Audi TT RS versus the Porsche Cayman GTS. While Motor Trend On Demand is a paid service, this particular video is free for your enjoyment (and hopefully to entice you to subscribe). We won't spoil it and so we won't suggest we agree with the findings of this video, but we will say this. Motor Trend is always great at talking handling nuance and pitting the cars at each other in controlled a...

Drag Race: Audi R8 vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

[words: Bill Cho, video: Autocar] Another day, another drag race. This time the guys over at Autocar dragged an Audi R8 V10 against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The eagle eyed one may recognize this particular R8. The last time it graced our page, it raced a Ducati Panigale V4. Spoiler alert...well check out the video but you can imagine the carnage. This time it faced a much heavier but much more powerful Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Will this R8 V10 (non plus) redeem...

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...

Auto Express- Audi R8 RWS vs Porsche 911 GT3: Which Is Fastest In The Wet?

[video: Auto Express] Well, that didn't take long. Auto Express put the new Audi R8 RWS against the Porsche 911 GT3 in a very wet drag race. Normally, the wet conditions would be no problem for the R8 V10 but remember, this one is rear wheel drive. How will it fare against its corporate rival? [embed]https://youtu.be/qSRDbAQlqzQ[/embed]   [gallery size="large" ids="14499,14500,14501,14502,14503,14504,14505,14506,14507"]

Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Confirmed to Join Audi Sport in Formula E

[source: FIA Formula E] LONDON, UK - The full list of manufacturers that will homologate powertrains from season six has today been revealed by the FIA - with a total of 11 manufacturers set to compete in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche join the already impressive list of automotive brands and renowned names in the world of motorsport committed to the electric street racing series. The two German giants have a long history in racing ...

Autocar: Entry Level R8 Will Be Powered By A Twin Turbo V6

words: Bill Cho, photos: Autocar (R8 V10 pictured) Autocar is reporting that Audi will introduce a turbocharged V6 powered entry level R8 to the lineup. This comes after news that the current R8 will have a face lift and there are no plans to replace it. The V6 will be the same 2.9 liter twin turbocharged shared with the RS 4 Avant, RS 5, and the Porsche Panamera. Audi has mentioned that the V6 will come with different power options. Read the rest of the story here.

Drag Race: Porsche Boxster vs…B9 allroad?

words: Bill Cho, video: The Fast Lane Car I've seen some odd drag races like the SQ7 vs Ford Focus RS but this one might take the cake. The Fast Lane Car drags a 2018 allroad against a 2006 Porsche Boxster. Obviously it's not a serious race and the guys are just having some fun. The Porsche has a 236hp 199b-ft flat six with RWD and a 5 speed manual transmission. The allroad is a 252hp 273 lb-ft 2.0 liter turbo with quattro and a 7 speed S tronic transmission but it weighs 3,825 lbs...al...