Find of the Day: 2017 Audi exclusive Q7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74177"] words: Bill, photos: Land Rover Clear Lake Normally, I would not post a Q7 as a Find of the Day unless it was an ABT Q7 or something weird like the Q7 limo we featured a couple of months ago but this one...wait until you see the interior combined with the green exterior. This is an Audi exclusive build and somebody spent a lot of money building this Q7. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74171"] ONE OF A...

Video of the Day: German Muscle Versus American Muscle

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73470"] words: Bill, photo: carwow What happens when you pit a mid engine C8 Corvette Stingray V8 against a mid engine Audi R8 V10 and a rear engine Porsche 911 twin turbo flat 6? A fun drag race. The R8 is a Rear Wheel Series one so obviously it's rear wheel drive as are the Corvette and 911. So will American brawn take out the Germans? You may or may not be surprised. Either way, it'll be fun. Watch the video below. [embed]https://yout...

Global Quest for Porsche Penske Motorsport with the New 963

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73180"] source: Porsche Porsche Penske Motorsport fields two cars each in world's greatest endurance series Design of the new Porsche 963 hails from the victorious 956 and 962 classics Experienced works drivers and accomplished sportscar champions behind the wheel The Porsche Penske Motorsport team sends the new Porsche 963 to hunt for overall victories in the world’s greatest endurance races. From 2023, two of the hybrid LMDh-spec prototypes...

Spy Photo: Porsche Macan EV Spotted Again

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72230"] We have some new photos to show you of the electric Porsche Macan out testing and decided 'Why not make it a big gallery?' As we can see on the photos showing the exterior of the Macan, we are dealing with two different front bumper designs, most likely indicating the regular model and the turbo model. As per usual Porsche model lineups, there will probably be other models in between these models. The prototypes where we think they could ...

Porsche Confirms LMDh Engine Based on RS 6 Motor, Begins Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68246"] Whereas once Audi Sport and Porsche Motorsport shared virtually nothing between their R18 and 919 LMP1 programs, the modern era of LMDh prototype development ahead of the 2003 racing season will see the two Volkswagen Group marques (and possibly a third likely Bentley or Lamborghini) share chassis construction and engine. Since Porsche Motorsport has begun to reveal details of their version of the project, much of what is shared confirms ...

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......