Video of the Day: MKI Audi R8 V8 vs MKII Audi R8 V10 performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57169"] words: Bill, video: Carfection New versus old, youth versus elder...what's better? Vicki Butler-Henderson and Henry Catchpole from Carfection try to answer this question by pitting a MKI R8 V8 against a MKII R8 V10 performance. They both agree that the original is still a great looking vehicle and drives well but what of the next generation? Which one would either want to go home with? Watch below and let's all agree...the MKI R8 wa...

Find of the Day: 2018 Audi exclusive Micromata Green R8 V10 plus Spyder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56964"] words: Bill, photos: BJ Motors Goodwood, Gotland, Viper, Kyalami, Sonoma...these are some of the greens Audi offers but there's one green that I haven't run across until today: Micromata Green. I gotta say, I love it and it being on an R8 V10 plus Spyder is just icing on the cake. Claimed as the only Micromata Green R8 V10 plus Spyder in the US, it will definitely make you look twice. Here's the ad: BJ Motors is proud to offer this stunni...

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...

40 Years, 40 Figures, 40 Images: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54756"] Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors that drive the new S models in Audi’s e-...

Video of the Day: Underground Racing World Record 7 Second Audi R8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54162"] words: Bill, video: Underground Racing Wow...I've never seen an R8 do a wheelie before and unless you've seen this video, I'm going to reckon you haven't either. It took me longer to type that out than it did for Underground Racing's twin-turbo Audi R8 V10 to make it down the strip: 7.659 seconds at 196.76mph. Strap in and hang on as you watch the video below and prepare to say 'Wow'. [embed]https://youtu.be/ShHAO0ET3qU[/embed]

Find of the Day: 2017 Audi R8 Coupe V10 Gintani Twin Turbo

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54115"] words: Bill, photos: AutoPark Dallas There are people who want to go through life unnoticed and then there's this for those who want to be noticed...and heard. This is a 2017 Audi R8 V10 that has had 'some' work done to it. I'll let the ad do the describing: AutoPark Dallas is thrilled to offer you this Gintani Twin Turbo Custom Wrapped 2017 Audi R8 V10 with MANY Upgrades for sale! Picture it: Sitting behind the wheel of your beautiful...

Tribute to the successful R8 LMS: the Audi R8 green hell

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52988"] source: Audi AG The racing car has won the 24 Hours on the Nürburgring five times since 2012 Edition model pays tribute to the legendary victories in the “Green Hell” Paint finish in Tioman green, interior with Alcantara and exclusive contrasting stitching V10 naturally aspirated engine with 620 PS, zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.1 seconds The Audi R8 LMS has notched up five overall victories since 2012 in the 24 Hours on the ...

Video of the Day: Lexus LFA vs Audi R8 V10 Spyder Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52111"] words: Bill, video: Lovecars I remember when the Lexus LFA came onto the scene. On the forums (admittedly a Volkswagen/Audi forum), it was derided by most but loved by some. But who really couldn't at least like a V10 beast? Well...I think most of us here would love another V10 beast instead. An Audi R8 V10 Spyder is lined up against the LFA and in this drag race between the Banana and the Grape, who do you think will win? Watch b...

Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive Zanzibar Brown R8 V10 performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51656"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Hawthorne *Bing* I awoke to the sound of a message coming through and was it a good one. Well, good could be a relative term. Emre sent me this R8 V10 performance with no comment and maybe no comment was needed. This is an Audi exclusive Zanzibar Brown R8 V10 performance. I don't remember if I've ever seen this color before. Here's the ad: CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. quattro 5.2 quattro 5.2L V10 FSI DOHC ZANZ...

Audi Helps Announce Major League Soccer in St. Louis

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51504"] source: Audi of America With most pitches across the country sitting stagnant due to COVID-19, we were able to help bring some excitement to the soccer world without a match. In collaboration with MLS4THELOU, we took part in an exciting announcement for the 28th team in Major League Soccer – the team name, logo and overall brand reveal for the first-ever team in St. Louis. The team will be known as St. Louis CITY SC. Selected from ...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Audi R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50418"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Mat is up to it again and this time, it's an Audi Sport family feud. He puts the RS Q8 up against an Audi V10. It's not a V10 plus but it's had some work on it to put out the power of a plus. How will twin turbo go against naturally aspirated? I think you may know the answer but do you? Watch the video below and see. [embed]https://youtu.be/rucp4fyIKuU[/embed]

Find of the Day: 2017 ESS Tuning Supercharged Audi R8 V10 plus Prior Design Widebody

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50185"] words: Bill, photos: Prior Design NA, found: Armen...from Kansas City Wow. That's all I have to say. Someone took a 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus and figured it wasn't enough so they dropped over $80k in parts and labor...and created this beauty here. Normally, I'm just content with a 'regular' V10 plus but then I've been told I'm not normal. Here's the ad: 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus.  Over $80k of parts and labor spent on this build. Currently 3150 ...

Choice Gear: RS Grill Masks

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50146"] words: Bill, photo: Audi Club North America These days, wearing masks is the norm so why not wear a grill on your grill? Audi Club's TeePublic store has some new designs including these: the RS 5 grill, R8 grill, and RS 6 Avant grill. As usual with TeePublic, you can get this design on a t-shirt, phone cover, mug, etc. When TeePublic offered masks several months ago, they were pleated. These new masks are not. They measure 7" wide and 4...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 plus vs ABT TT RS-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49821"] words: Bill, photos: CarWow Mat Watson has a great job...we've featured him and CarWow many times as our Video of the Day because why not? He reviews some great (and not so great cars) and he gets to drag some. In this case, he puts a baby R8 against an actual R8 but don't feel sorry for him; his TT RS is ABT tuned. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49820"] Both Audi has 610hp but the TT RS is lighter and has 575ft-lb comp...

A Two-fer Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive R8 V10 and 1964 Auto Union 1000 S Sport Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49506"] words: Bill, photos: Keyes Audi, Kucarfa B.V. As I prepared to fly solo on last night's Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition, I couldn't help but look back at last week's Audi Club vs Audi of America episode. While our guests were winning round after round, a vocal group of viewers were proclaiming that George should have won two of the rounds: Audi dealer stock and Audi classic. Here they are: First on the block is a 2020 Audi exclusive Mo...

Audi Bids Farewell to the R8 V10 quattro with Limited Edition Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49451"] source: Audi of America Limited to 30 units, the R8 V10 quattro features unique trim details including 20-inch milled wheels in silver, carbon exterior lower trim, and alu-optic mirror caps Available as a Coupe painted in either Mugello Blue, Avus Silver, or Sonoma Green, and as a Spyder painted in Mugello Blue R8 V10 performance quattro model continues on for 2021  To celebrate a decade of success with the storied V10 engine, Audi...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Pacific German’s Remixed R8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48058"] words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov Believe it or not, you’ve seen this car before. Well, if you’re a longtime reader of quattro Magazine, then you may recall that we featured a modified R8 back in 2018 (“Red is Right”, pp. 36-38, quattro quarterly Summer 2018). While that may not qualify as a long time by most measures, it is a considerable amount in Pacific German years. For that well-known SoCal shop, life moves prett...

#quarantinequattro: Audi of America Releases Paper Cutout Sport quattro S1, R8, and e-tron Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47052"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Our 2nd installment of #quarantinequattro comes from Audi of America. This very Audi Holiday (quattro de Mayo) celebrates 40 years of quattro. First up (and in our hearts) is the Audi Sport quattro S1. This car dominated rally racing so much, it changed it. quattro was declared an 'unfair advantage' when it was introduced into touring car racing. You can download it HERE. [gallery link="none" colum...

UDrive Automobiles Virtual Cars & Coffee

words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Udrive We currently are experiencing interesting times. With most events being postponed or canceled, we aren't too sure how the car show season will turn out. Most of us are used to going out to Cars & Coffee at least once a month. Leaving the house for some social interactions and just to see some nice cars. One day things will get back to normal, but for now, we have to work with what we got. Luckily UDrive Automotive is doing something about it...

Tech Talk: Making the Audi R8 V10 Engine Fast and Robust

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45892"] source: Audi of America Editor’s Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold…but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about…well…the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a serie...