Video of the Day: The Cure

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45175"] words: Bill, video: Woyshnis Media The cure; everyone is looking for it and hoping it comes along soon but the cure for boredom can be found all around you. All you need are empty streets and a bagged R8 V10. In this haunting video, JackUltraMotive takes their R8 through Seattle. I've been to Seattle once and was surrounded by traffic. I don't live in a big city. In fact, I live in the sticks so it's fascinating to me to see the empty ...

Audi Virtual Backgrounds Take Your Video Conference From 0-60 in 3.5 Seconds

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44940"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America I don't know about you but I've been in video conference calls for awhile now and I'm pretty sure people are getting sick of seeing the same wall in my office... [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44941"] Uhhh...ok, back to our regular programming. Audi of America understands this so they've put together some virtual backgrounds to entertain yourself and your fellow Zoom attendees.  The...

Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44884"] words: Bill, photos: Nicholas Martinez, Audi Hampton One advantage of being cooped up at home is the time to shop online for that one Audi I would love to own...and I may have just found it. While scrolling through numerous ads, a flash of purple caught my eye. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44835"] An Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8...and it's apparently the only one in the States. Here's the ad: 2020 Audi R8 · Coupe ...

Find of the Day: 2018 Audi R8 V10 Rear Wheel Series

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44032"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Marietta Audi Sport built 999 of the R8 V10 RWS with only 320 of them sold in the States. And what makes this series of R8s so special? Well, it's rear wheel drive...the 1st ever rear driven series production Audi model (the Audi R8 LMS GT3 was the 1st RWD from Audi). So yes, this is a special car. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44015"] This R8 V10 RWS has only 1,570 miles on it, hardly enough ...

Audi Club R8 Spyder Dolce Vita European Tour (UPDATE: June trip is cancelled)

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43589"] Enjoy an exciting Italian journey in the Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro! Two Exclusive Audi Club North America R8 Tours – June 3-7 & October 7-11 (June trip cancelled) Audi Club is pleased to offer two Audi R8 Dolce Vita tours in 2020. Sign up now! This tour sells out fast. Experience sinuous mountain passes, stunning landscapes and famous wine routes in sporty fashion and flawless style. Marvel at how the unmistakable d...

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 ...

AutoCar: Audi Sport To Go Electric With RS-branded e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40986"] source: autocar.co.uk, renders: e-tron connect Audi Sport to go electric with RS-branded E-tron GT Porsche Taycan sibling is one of four electrified Sport models in development alongside an RS e-tron and plug-in RS4 Avant Audi Sport is ramping up its electrification offensive under new management, and will next year introduce the RS branding to a battery-powered model in the form of the production E-tron GT saloon. The sister mod...

Audi of America Announces Full 2020 Model Year Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32937"] source: Audi of America Increased standard equipment and full model line improvements in 2020 Additional personalization offered through interior and exterior design updates, more package and trim options Driver assistance systems including side assist, cross traffic assist and high-beam assist, now available on more models Audi of America announced today its lineup for the 2020 model year, including full-line pricing, ve...

Video of the Day: CarWow – 2008 Audi R8 V8 vs 2019 TTS in a Drag Race…Who Will Win?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32586"] words: Bill, video: CarWow The ur-R8 will always be a legend while the  TT will always be called a 'hairdresser' car...an unfair adjective in my opinion. So what would happen if you pitted the OG R8 against the newest TTS? You don't have to wonder any more because our friends at CarWow did just that. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32583"] As per their usual MO, CarWow did a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. ...

Last Chance Opportunity for European R8 Tour

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="15517"] Last Chance Opportunity for European R8 Tour  Four places to join the Audi Club La Dolce Vita R8 tour in October just opened up. A medical problem forced 2 couples to cancel their R8 adventure. There are 2 R8 Spyders available - 2 participants per car. Call Sally at the Audi Club office (262)567-5476 now to reserve your spot. Please see the email below for full details. This Audi Club North America exclusive event starts in...

Premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

source: Audi Sport Fourth model from Audi Sport customer racing unveiled in front of large audience Most powerful customer racing car with 470 kW (640 hp) Audi Sport customer racing delivers fascination galore with the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Oliver Hoffmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen together with the Duke of Richmond – the organizer of the Goodwood Festival of Speed –...

New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Is Audi’s Latest Product Placement

Audi and product placement on the silver screen go hand-in-hand,  particularly this summer with multiple Marvel superhero movies featuring new and future e-tron models. Seemingly out of left field though is participation in the upcoming Charlie's Angels re-boot due out November 15. Sony pictures dropped the trailer yesterday, and from that we've been able to confirm at least two Audi models in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUq4VfWfjE For children of the 1970s, ...

PistonHeads: Audi Sport Mulls GT3 Styling Cues for ‘Extreme’ R8

  source: PistonHeads, photos: Audi AG N24 winner set to inspire a sharper, more driver focussed - and RWD - V10 supercar Anyone fancy a rear-drive R8 that takes its cue from Audi Sport's GT3 race car? Because fingers crossed that's exactly what the manufacturer's performance division boss, Oliver Hoffman, is cooking up. Buoyed by the success of the rear-drive RWS and acknowledging that Audi Sport lacks an equivalent to Porsche's GT models and AMG's soon-to-return Black Series, Hoffman sai...

Unfair Advantage Podcast: We Have A Podcast! Episodes 4-6

words: Bill   It's been awhile since I've posted that yes...we actually have a podcast. The following episodes are pretty darn good if I say so myself. George and I went to the New York International Auto Show back in April to interview Matthew Mostafaei and Anthony Garbis, both Audi of America. A couple of weekends ago, we traveled to the Great White North for Eurokracy and interviewed Audi Club National board member and Canadian Tasmanian Devil, Gordon Varney. These are their stories (dun du...

Find of the Day: 2009 Audi 4.2L Supercharged R8

words: Bill, photos: Streetside Classics In a former life, I was fortunate enough to drive a 2012 R8 V8 6sp manual on the fabled track at Sebring. For the next several months, that car came in and out of my life and let me tell you...it was heaven (humble brag shot of me at Sebring following). My fondness for the OG R8 grew and grew and I decided that if I could ever be in the position to own an R8, it would be a MK1 V8 R8 6sp manual in Brilliant Red. So imagine my delight when I stumbled acr...

Video of the Day: CarWow- R8 vs R8 vs R8 vs R8…No Losers Here

words: Bill, video: CarWow Oh to be Mat Watson from CarWow. We've featured him on several of our Video of the Day like this one, this one, and this one. Mat follows a familiar format to these videos: drag race, rolling drag race, and brake test. Most of the time, we feature the ones involving Audi versus the world. Today, it's different...a sibling brawl. What Mat has assembled here a lineup of R8s - MKI V8, MkI V10 GT Spyder, MKI V10 LMX, and a MKII V10. He and his cohorts pit them agains...

Rain Prisk: Fantasy Audi Model Renders

words: Bill, renders: Rain Prisk While others may be familiar with Rain Prisk, I just stumbled across him (?) her (?) the other day with the above R8 render. Rain is a talented concept artist who makes renderings of vehicles that OEMs can visualize but will never put into production. Can you imagine if Audi decided to build a pickup truck? Rain did with this Q7 pickup. Finally a competitor to the Lincoln Mark LT! Like I said, fantasy builds. How about the electrification future of Audi? While ...

How Do You Celebrate 10 Years of the V10? By Disintegrating an R8 V10

words: Bill, video stills: Audi of America Audi is celebrating 10 years of the V10 with the limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium. Only 222 individually numbered units will be produced. Audi is also celebrating this event by...blowing up an R8 V10. Audi and artist Fabian Oefner takes you on an intimate tour of the R8 by taking it completely apart. Watching the time-lapse video of an R8 as it is disassembled is mesmerizing. Although the video is only a couple of minutes long, Fabian describes ...

e-tron connect: Rumor: Audi Plans R8 Replacement Dubbed e-tron GTR

source: e-tron connect In case you are unaware, we have a sister site devoted to Audi e-tron vehicles and news: e-tron connect. Today, we posted about a R8 replacement dubbed the e-tron GTR. Here's an excerpt: Audi didn’t exactly make a secret of its considerations to replace its livable supercar R8 offering with something electric over the past year or so, but new rumors suggest a final decision may have been made. CAR Magazine’s Georg Kacher laid out what intel he’s heard in or...