ABT Builds Audi R8 Art Car for Worthersee

[source: ABT Sportsline] Tuning fans will have a tough decision to make in 2018: Not for the first time, the Tuning World Bodensee show at Lake Constance in Germany (10 - 13 May) and the legendary Wörthersee-Treffen at Lake Wörth in Austria (9 - 12 May) will overlap considerably. But you can only be in one place at a time! As a company, that is a little easier and ABT Sportslinewill be presenting interesting highlights at both events. At Lake Wörth, a very special masterpiece awaits...

XS Car Night 2018: Event Report

XS Car Night, the brain child of German tuning outlet XS World, is a well-entrenched international fixture. The gathering began in Berlin, and then four years ago also popped up in SoCal. One would expect the most incredible tuned German cars to be rampant in the German capital, and perhaps it's not that surprising they're also found in droves on our left coast. In as much, the 2018 XS Car Night drew a very impressive crowd of cars to Long Beach last week. As anyone on the Audi Club S...

Audi Squashes Rumors of the V6 R8

words: Bill Cho, photo: Audi AG We reported on Monday that an entry level R8 would be powered by a twin turbo V6 but now that rumor has been officially squashed by Audi. When asked by Road & Track about the future of the R8, an Audi spokesperson "unequivocally" told R&T that "there is no V6 planned for the R8." When The Drive followed up to that with an email, an Audi spokesperson confirmed R&T's report. "We can confirm that there is no V-6 in the product plan an...

Autocar: Entry Level R8 Will Be Powered By A Twin Turbo V6

words: Bill Cho, photos: Autocar (R8 V10 pictured) Autocar is reporting that Audi will introduce a turbocharged V6 powered entry level R8 to the lineup. This comes after news that the current R8 will have a face lift and there are no plans to replace it. The V6 will be the same 2.9 liter twin turbocharged shared with the RS 4 Avant, RS 5, and the Porsche Panamera. Audi has mentioned that the V6 will come with different power options. Read the rest of the story here.

Autoblog: Audi R8 Spied With a Refreshed Face

words: Bill Cho, photo: Autoblog via S Baldauf/SB-Medien Back in December, we posted that the R8 may be dead in 2020 but it looks like she may not go down without a fight or at least a new look. Autoblog is reporting a refreshed look for the R8. The large oval exhaust suggest that it may be a GT variant. Could this R8 GT be the swan song for the R8? Check out the story and many more photos here

Audi Sport Takes a New Turn with the New R8 V10 RWS

source: Audi Sport UK examples of the first ever rear-wheel drive Audi will arrive next month Coupé and Spyder variants are first Audi production models available with rear wheel-drive, limited to 999 examples worldwide 50 kilograms lighter than R8 Coupé V10 (Spyder 40kg lighter) Available to order in the UK now, priced from £112,450 OTR as a Coupé and £121,140 OTR for the Spyder First deliveries begin during March R8 Coupé V10 RWS: 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, top speed...

Fully Integrated: 50th Audi R8 LMS GT4 Produced at Böllinger Höfe

source: Audi AG Audi Sport customer racing’s most recent product a sales success Highest level of synergies between production and racing Neuburg a. d. Donau/Neckarsulm - In close vicinity to the Neckarsulm location, the 50th Audi R8 LMS GT4 was driven out of the assembly hall at “Audi Böllinger Höfe” in Heilbronn in mid-March. The GT4 model is a worldwide sales success and, like no other race car at Audi, benefits from synergies in terms of its technical concept ...

Must Watch: Smithsonian Channel “Supercar Superbuild” R8 Episode Airing March 13, 2018 9:00PM ET

words: Bill Cho, photos: Smithsonian Channel In 1997, Audi was looking to get back into the showcase of racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Their efforts brought forth the R8R and that experience lead to the iconic R8 LMP which won Le Mans in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. To capitalize on this fame, Audi presented the Le Mans quattro concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and a legend was born. The Smithsonian Channel show, Supercar Superbuild, dives into the hi...

Awards for Audi Since December 2017

source: Audi Ingolstadt - “Best Cars 2018”: Audi A5 Sportback best midsize model The Audi A5 Sportback (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 6.5 - 4.1*; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 149 - 106*) won the “Midsize” category in the 42nd “Best Cars” readers survey conducted by the trade journal auto motor und sport. The five-door coupé topped its segment with the majority of votes. The prize was accepted by Peter Mertens, Member of the Board of Management for Technical D...

Spy vs Spi – Audi R8 V10 plus Spyder vs McLaren 570s Spider Drag Race

words: Bill Cho, video: Auto Express In the old battle between all motor vs forced induction, a new battle forms between an AWD German supercar and a RWD British supercar. In this video from Auto Express, the mighty R8 V10 plus Spyder goes up against the McLaren 570s Spider. Last week, the R8 went up against its smaller brother, the RS 3, and won. On paper, the McLaren has 40 less horses, 2 less cylinders but is 463 pounds lighter and has 30 lb/ft more torque at peak RPM. Will AWD...

Audi Driving Experience Finds a Home in Texas

words: Aaron Plante, photos: Audi of America The Audi Sport R18s may have left the WEC and thus their only stop in the U.S. (Texas’ Lone Star Le Mans), but the Lone Star state’s most famous track now houses a fleet of Audi Sport road cars providing an all-new driving experience at Austin Texas’ world famous Circuit of the Americas. Open year round to a wide range of driver experiences, the Audi Sport driving experience (ASde) offers hands-on coaching, professional instructors, hi...

Is The R8 Dead in 2020?

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG An upsetting report from Automobile Magazine earlier today stated that Audi will phase out the R8 in 2020 when the next generation Lamborghini Huracán arrives. The R8 e-tron and the 1,000hp Scorpion supercar are also shelved. But there is good news with talk of the range topping RS Q8 so not all is doom and gloom. Read the article Audi Sport's Near Future on automobilemag.com after the jump.

Audi Integrates Infotainment Services with Amazon Music

source: Audi of America Amazon Music is now accessible through the Audi MMI® infotainment system via the Audi MMI connect® mobile application With Amazon’s Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited, Audi owners can access millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations right from the road Integration of Amazon Music into the MMI offers customers access to more features including browsing or searching the music library HERNDON, VA – Audi today announced an integrati...

Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe ‘Neuburg Edition’ Exclusively Offered in Australia

source: Audi Australia Limited edition of only 10, individually numbered cars produced exclusively for the Australian market Outstanding Audi exclusive equipment, additional carbon components and  interior highlights Scintillating performance and exclusive specification for $402,500* Zetland, Australia – Audi has announced the production of an exclusive, limited edition R8 V10 plus Neuburg Edition specifically developed for the Australian market. Strictly limited to ju...

Matt Farah Drives An 800 HP VF Engineering Supercharged Audi R8

words: Bill Cho, video: The Smoking Tire Recently, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire got to drive a 2017 Audi R8 with the VF Engineering VF800 supercharger. The R8 in question is a non plus version that is OEM stock...well except for the bolt on supercharger kit. The look of joy on Matt's face should tell you everything you need to know about this super(charged) R8. I think he approves. [embed]https://youtu.be/62FiklicWcE[/embed]  

Supercars on Cannery Row 2017

words and photos by: George Achorn When it comes to the car enthusiast hobby, there are few events in the nation that can hold a candle to Monterey Car Week. Legends of the Autobahn is just one entry into this crowded list of events. Any number of specialty concours, high end auto auctions and more promise a schedule so overflowing for car enthusiasts that you’ll find yourself playing calendar Tetris trying not to miss anything. From the other end of the exclusive car spectrum comes a ...