quattro Magazine – Design Focus: The Audi quattro hockantrieb Experimental Le Mans Car for 1993

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67840"] illustrations: Federico Ciuffolini Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. In 1993, Audi Sport found itself seeking a new direction. It had been nearly a decade since the legendary quattros were pulled from Group B and the factory rallying program shuttered. Several years had passed since one-and-done project...

Custom Hot Wheels: Always Late Customs Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Rally Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67670"] words: George Achorn, photos: Always Late Customs Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Let’s face it; the toy aisle at the local Target may be intended for kids but we’re not 100% sure about the Hot Wheels section. Over the last few years, Mattel’s diecast toy cars division has been upping its game, ...

quattro Magazine Feature: Higher Learning RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67541"] words: George Achorn, photos: Avery Peechatka Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It was a brisk autumn morning when I first met Ming. He just rolled into the local cars and coffee in central Pennsylvania driving the first RS 6 Avant anyone had seen in those parts, parked it, and casually strolled off for a ...

First Drive: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67493"] by: George Achorn, photos: Audi Spain Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The RS e-tron GT has a distinctive note. A synthesized guttural audio signature that is felt as much as it is heard, apparently inspired by a didgeridoo according to Audi engineers, and perhaps filtered through the disposition of an...

Feature: Low Flying Stealth TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66878"] words: Bill Cho, photos: Damon Young, Martin Kruk Editor’s Note: With the announcement yesterday of Audi of America celebrating the final year of the TT RS, we decided to rerun this article. The article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Every once in a while, something you saw as a kid ends up sticking with you into adulthood. For Ric...

Event: Audi Club Potomac-Chesapeake 2020 Fall Finale at VIR

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65105"] by: Roy A Swaringen, Jr., Ph.D. Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Editor's Note 2: With Audi Club Potomac-Chesapeake's 2021 Fall Finale rapidly approaching, we decided to post the quattro Magazine article about last year's event. If you, like me, occasionally feel the need for speed, the best solutio...

Compared: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant vs. 2021 Audi A6 allroad – Enthusiast Unit vs. Consumer Unit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65009"] words: George, photos: George Achorn, Bill Cho Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. “Consumer Unit”. It’s a term you hear when you spend time with a manufacturer like Audi. Loosely stated, it’s a car seen out in the wild and operated by a private owner. It’s a car that’s been purchased and driven b...

Event- Northeast RS 6 Treffen

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64383"] words: George Achorn, photos: Lenny Piedmont Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. There’s something special about the arrival of a new performance offering like the RS 6 Avant. One-part pent-up demand and one-part the high level at which enthusiasts engage with such a car (sampled and compared on pp. 22-...

Persona: Ivan Shmatov – Audi Sport Designer and Instagram Design Entrepreneur

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62999"] words: George Achorn, drawings: Ivan Shmatov Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. “If you are passionate, you must do what you love.” It’s a personal credo and something to live by for Ivan Shmatov, a 32-year-old designer on the Audi Design Team. He’s also an auto enthusiast and artist who has also...

Event Report: Avantoberfest West

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62674"] By: Neil Gjertsen, photos: Gene Pascua Editor’s note: This originally appeared in the Q1_2021 isue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Mammoth Lakes, CA There is so much to say about this event out west. First off, the nervous feeling of making it happen on a coast I was so unfamiliar with, during a global pandemic… and wildfires! This led to a few people I now count as...

quattro Magazine: 2020 One Lapp of Ohio RallyTour

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61773"] by: Steve Johnson, photos: Aaron Krott Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. True story: Bigfoot has been sighted in Salt Fork State Park in rural Cambridge, OH no less than 13 times in the last 25 years. More regular then, and decidedly less urban legend, is the annual One Lapp of Ohio Rally Tour, put on here ...

quattro Magazine: A Safari B5 RS for all Roads.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61511"] by: Roger Garbow, photos: Roger Garbow, Tony Coletta, Ai Design Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The B5 RS 4 Avant is one of those rare vehicles that is coveted by folks far beyond brand loyalists. For most enthusiasts, the car is absolutely perfect as created by the factory and it would be sacrilege to co...

Choice Gear Find of the Day: Brutal Beasts- Audi S1 E2 Prints by WeAreInk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57299"] words: Bill, photos: WeAreInk We run a column in quattro magazine called Choice Gear where we highlight Audi-centric items that we think our audience would love to have and we may have found another. WeAreInk is a London based company who makes limited edition digital prints like the Audi S1 E2 you see above...and below. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57291"] They've stripped the paint and livery to show the sinister ...

Q4_2020 quattro Magazine: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56995"] words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Jamie Orr, Audi Club Western Canada, Audi Royal Oak, Gene Pascua, Calden Horuc-Lake Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. @xjamiexoe www.instagram.com/xjamiexoe/ The biggest VW nerd we know but that doesn't mean he isn’t an instrumental part of the Audi scene. Jamie Orr (owner ...

Feature: Ur S4 Time Machine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56905"] words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Gene Pascua Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Being involved with Audi Club, one eventually gets exposed to countless amazing Audi vehicles and owners. With more exposure from car shows to Audi Club HPDEs, it takes something rare and special to grab one’s attention. We had jus...

Pebble Beach…If Only R8s

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56893"] words: George Achorn, photos: Bay Area R8s Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. No matter how many kids you have, no matter how many groceries you must get, and no matter how ardently you identify with vintage era of four-ring lineage, it’s hard to imagine any Audi enthusiast not lusting after an R8. Aud...

The COVID Cannonball Run

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56829"] words: James Edmonds, photos: JR Photon Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The title suggests exactly what you think it suggests. So, before we get on with the story, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. No quattro Magazine staffers were involved. Nor were any Audi Club members, employees of Audi ...

Project e-tron Goes on a Road Trip

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56745"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Have you heard the one about the best laid plans surviving 2020? Me neither. Our particular plans involved one Audi e-tron (Project e-tron p. 68) as 2020’s weapon of choice for the annual family drive to Maine. Trouble is, “Vacationland” wa...

The Clark Kent of Supercars: 2020 Audi R8 V10 performance quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53070"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The notion of Clark Kent was always a little perplexing. Here was Superman in a well-cut suit, a set of glasses, multifaceted enough to both fight crime and pen news stories for the Daily Planet… and no one really questioned it. Clark had t...

Give All TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56637"] words: Troy Dashney, photos: Andrew Wright, @wright.of.way.photography Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. In 2002, after nine years as a paratrooper for the Canadian Armed Forces Infantry, Brian Cale was released from duty for medical reasons due to a kink in his back and chronic back injuries. Having always be...