Spy Photo: Porsche Macan EV Winter Test

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66921"] We ran into a group of Porsche testers at an charging station in the cold winter and it was clear that the Macan EV prototype had some problems. Nothing special with that since that’s why the prototypes are being tested; to avoid these problems when the cars are ready for regular clients. After realizing it would take a while for the Macan EV to move, we went closer to shoot some photos. That was really not appreciated by the test drive...

Video of the Day: Audi RS 3 vs AMG A45 vs BMW M2 vs Porsche Cayman GTS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66579"] words: Bill, photo: carwow This is a fairly even matchup in today's drag race from carwow (with the exception of one). Four (AMG, VW), five (Audi), and six cylinders (BMW, Porsche) are represented as well as AWD (Audi, AMG, VW) and RWD (BMW, Porsche). Four of them are within 20hp of each other (RS 3 400hp, A45 420hp, M2 410, GTS 400) with the lonely Volkswagen Golf R down 100hp from the AMG. How does the RS 3 stack up against its co...

Porsche Macan EV Spied

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66317"] Electric Porsche Macan spied again! We have a new batch of photos showing the upcoming electric new Porsche Macan. A test group with three prototypes showed up in front of our cameras which resulted in this mega gallery. This time we got a chance to see the retractable rear spoiler in action as we can see on two of the prototypes compared to the one not having it activated. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66316"] The new...

Video of the Day: A Family Affair – Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TT RS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63927"] words: Bill, video: carwow The lyrics to Sly and The Family's Family Affair was going through my wind when I saw the lineup to this peculiar drag race: Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and Volkswagen Golf R. It is a family affair with all these brands under the Volkswagen tent and Mat brings them all together. An unusual lineup when you think of the V8 SUV, a 6 cylinder RWD sports car, a 5 cylinder AWD, and a 4 cylinder...

Porsche-Developed Predecessor to the RS 6, The C4 Audi RS4 Leaked!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62319"] Like many fans of vintage 5-cylinder Audis, we were ecstatic to see Porsche AG and Audi Tradition produce a video for the Porsche YouTube channel telling a bit of the story of the Audi RS2. Anything RS2-related is always interesting, but when the producers of the short injected a few design drawings into the piece they triggered our jaws hitting the floor. You see, the designs in question weren't exactly of the RS2. That's one hell of an ...

Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs Porsche Taycan Turbo vs Tesla Model S Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61522"] words: Bill, video: carwow A couple of weeks ago, we featured Chris Harris comparing the Audi RS e-tron GT against the petrol-powered BMW M5 CS...a battle between new and old. Today, carwow is back to the future with an epic drag race between the electric Audi RS e-tron GT, the Porsche Taycan Turbo, and the Tesla Model S Performance. We've seen the Model S in plenty of drag race videos beating the pants off traditional ICE-powered vehic...

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...

Audi Sport, Porsche Motorsport, LMDh Prototype Racing and Le Mans’ 100th Birthday Party

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56581"] Audi Sport shared an incredible gift with brand enthusiasts this holiday season with the announcement there’d be a return to Le Mans via the new LMDh prototype racing category. Then, Porsche confirmed their own LMDh shortly thereafter. Both plan a return to the segment by the 2023 racing season when the LMDh formula is set to begin… and also the 100th anniversary of the very first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for those doing the...

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...