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

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64730"] source: Audi AG 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 tha...

The Sheer Joy of Driving Meets Enhanced Performance: the Audi R8 V10 performance RWD

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64590"] source: Audi AG Audi R8 V10 performance RWD now with 570 PS High-performance sports car complements R8 V10 performance quattro and boasts new equipment highlights and driving dynamics features 60 percent carryover parts with LMS GT4, produced at “Böllinger Höfe” plant Even more power, even more fun: the true meaning of “performance” at the Audi Sport GmbH. The new R8 V10 performance RWD is available as a Coupé or Spyder wi...

Find of the Day: 2009 Audi R8 6sp…RWD

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64068"] words: Bill, photos: Jay Dub I love the MK1 R8 especially the V8 model. I know the V10 is the lustful one to get but the V8 will always have a spot in my heart especially with that gated manual. But one thing both the V8 and V10 has is quattro. For years and into the 2nd gen, quattro was always standard until the RWS model was revealed in 2017. Some though looked at other RWD supercars and wished their MK1 R8 were the same. Take this 2009...

Video of the Day: Audi RS e-tron GT vs Audi R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62728"] words: Bill, video: carwow As the ICE era draws down for our beloved Audi, the electric one emerges and produces the new King of Audi, the RS e-tron GT. We can only imagine what is in store for us as the future gets closer.Mat Watson from carwow gives us a glimpse of the future versus the past when he takes on a pre-facelift Audi R8 V10 against the new hotness, the Audi RS e-tron GT. If you're not familiar with carwow, we've featured t...

Video of the Day: Watch an Audi R8 V10 run the 1/4-mile in 8.4 seconds at 169.81 mph

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60569"] words: Bill, video: That Racing Channel Tony Palo started out drag racing Hondas and selling some parts for them. He eventually formed T1 Race Development and became big in the Nissan GT-R world but then an Audi R8 V10 rolled into his life... Tony fitted a twin turbo setup combined with his company's own fuel system plus upgraded the transmission for the extra torque but never opened up the motor itself. The results? Zero to sixt...

Audi Announces Model Year 2022 Audi Sport Updates

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60330"] source: Audi of America All-new RS design packages enhance performance attributes and underline sporty sophistication Dynamic Ride Control now available as an option on RS 6 Avant and RS 7 models Race inspired flat-bottom steering wheel now standard for RS 6 Avant and RS 7 models Audi of America today announced updates for its Audi Sport lineup for the 2022 model year, including the addition of a number of requested features customers a...

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...