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...

Powerhouses: Five-Cylinder Engines at Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64693"] source: Audi AG Five-cylinder engine delivering 136 hp presented for the first time in 1976 in the Audi 100 Successful engine concept for series production and rallying Audi RS 3: modified five-cylinder engine with more torque Audi presented the first five-cylinder gasoline engine 45 years ago in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed with turbocharging, exhaust gas purification and four-valve tec...

2.5 TFSI: Audi’s Most Powerful Series Five-Cylinder

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64466"] source: Audi AG The legend lives: the five-cylinder engine is an expression of Audi’s DNA Stronger character: the robust sound and characteristic firing order will give you goosebumps Audi RS 3: new setup for unmatched acceleration and top speed The five-cylinder engine has been an important component of Audi’s brand DNA ever since the first one was introduced in 1976. Even today, its characteristic firing order and unique sound ...

Rally Co-Driver Fabrizia Pons: “The quattro Has Never Lost Its Grip on Me”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64281"] source: Audi AG The vice-champion as Michèle Mouton’s co-driver remembers victory with Audi Great anticipation for the electric e-tron fleet and the new RS 3 Audi Sport GmbH Managing Director Sebastian Grams: “quattro links the past with the future” They are historic venues for the international rally scene and they have close ties to Audi: the Col de Turini as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and San Romolo as a very crucia...

Lap Record on the Nordschleife: Audi RS 3 Fastest in the Compact Class

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62923"] source: Audi AG 7:40.748 minutes: a new top speed in the compact segment Ideal setup: torque splitter, semi-slicks, and RS sport suspension plus At the wheel: Frank Stippler, Audi Sport racing and development driver With a time of 7:40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 Seda1 is the fastest compact model on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. In June, Audi Sport racing and development driver Frank Stippler beat the previous lap record in...

A Matter of Lateral: The Torque Splitter in the New Audi RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62456"] source: Audi AG Active rear-axle torque vectoring for maximum driving dynamics Unmatched acceleration and top speed in the segment Two new RS 3-specific driving modes for circuits and controlled drifts The new Audi RS 3 represents the epitome of unadulterated driving dynamics. This is Audi’s first vehicle to feature the RS Torque Splitter, which distributes drive torque between the rear wheels in a fully variable manner. In combina...

The New Audi RS 3: Unmatched Sportiness Suitable for Everyday Use

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62444"] source: Audi of America 400 PS, five-cylinder engine with 500 newton meters of torque RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility Expressive exterior design and interior racing atmosphere *Please note:  U.S.-spec horsepower is 401 horsepower, and all other specs are European.  All other U.S. specifications and equipment will follow at a later date. From 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds, up to 290 km/h top speed,...

“A Quantum Leap for Agile Driving”: the RS Torque Splitter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61846"] source: Audi AG How development drivers and test engineers work hand in hand The North Loop of the Nürburgring is the ideal area for testing the upper limits More variability on the rear axle means quicker cornering “A quantum leap for agile driving” – that’s what racing and development driver Frank Stippler had to say about the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle. Audi will soon laun...

Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...

Audi Sport Teases New Racecar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57775"] With the e-tron GT about to be revealed next week (February 9), a teaser out of Audi Sport about something else was a bit of a surprise. That's just what happened though when they posted the below teaser onto their social media channels. Interestingly, they're playing coy by not saying what it is and only showing the "LMS" portion of the logo for whatever it is. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/CK0-CjSpAsK/[/embed] As any Audi ...

Spied: Audi RS 3 Sedan Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57157"] With the regular Audi A3 sedan out and official, there is no need for Audi to hide the upcoming RS 3 in full camo anymore except for the RS parts. Just like the RS 3 Sportback, we can see that this prototype also has the wide production fenders behind that camouflage. We also notice that there is an air outlet hidden under camouflage at the area behind the front wheel. Wider fenders need wider side sills and they are also present on this ...

034Motorsport X34 Carbon Fiber Intake systems for the 2.5 TFSI EVO 8S Audi TTRS and 8V.5 Audi RS3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55363"] source: 034Motorsport 034Motorsport is pleased to present our X34 Carbon Fiber Intake systems for the 2.5 TFSI EVO engine found in the 8S Audi TTRS and 8V.5 Audi RS3! These include the 4" Closed Top, 4" Open Top, as well as a full intake bundle containing the Lower Intake Box and Fresh Air Duct. Also available for customers which already have our 3" X34 intake is the Conversion Kit which comes with everything you need to convert your 3" i...

Audi RS 3 Sedan Spied on the Nürburgring…Again

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52637"] With the regular Audi A3 sedan out and official, there is no need for Audi to hide the upcoming RS 3 in full camo anymore except for the RS parts. We have spied the upcoming Audi RS 3 sedan several times before but they were always more of mules with a modified A3 bodies than actual production ready prototypes. The wider front fenders where really unfinished and so. But this has all changed now with the latest photos showing an Audi ...

Video of the Day: 9-Second Audi RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51232"] words: Bill, video: VeeDubRacing So what do you do when your RS 3 isn't fast enough? Well if you live in the United Kingdom, you turn to Awesome GTI and APR UK. That's exactly what Dan Cups did when he wanted to turn his RS 3 into a 9-second RS 3. Recently, he ran 18 runs with the best one being 9.708 at 142mph. Watch the fun below. [embed]https://youtu.be/X9uNvWivip8[/embed]

Video of the Day: Urban Playground: A Girl and Her RS 3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49903"] words: Bill, video: Imola Media Sometimes, a night drive is all you need to clear your head. Rachel understands this...she takes her RS 3 through the deserted streets of L.A.in this video by Imola Media. Imola Media is the brainchild of two Audi Club members, Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty. Denis is a regular contributor of quattro magazine (he's had many cover shots) and Colin has covered events such as Audi Club Nationals, th...

Spied: Audi RS 3 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49828"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club North America We've shown the upcoming RS 3 Sportback several times and the sedan once but while the Sportback has gradually shed its camouflage, the sedan is still heavily covered as seen here. The sedan is not as production ready as the Sportback but rest assure, we expect more photos from our photographers of the sedan as it does its camouflage strip tease. Enjoy. Audi RS 3 Sportback Test Mule Spied Spy P...

New German Performance Achieves Podium at VIR

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49428"] source: New German Performance Editor's Note: Vinnie Lima, #88, is an Audi Club North America member (Potomac-Chesapeake Chapter). He has participated in many Audi Club High Performance Driving Education track days. If you would like to participate in our HPDEs, please join the Club here. We've finally caught our breath from our first TC America race weekend, and what a weekend it was! A podium in our first race, great race pace...

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70: The First 2G Super Sports Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48441"] source: Donkervoort Dutch sportscar maker Donkervoort has paid tribute to its founder’s 70th birthday with the world’s first 2G production car. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 has been tested beyond 2G of lateral acceleration (cornering performance) on its standard road tyres. Only 70 JD70s will be built – one for each year of founder Joop Donkervoort’s life, so far – and more than half have already been sold. Donkervoort has...

Audi exclusive Exclusive Report: Goodwood Green for Goodwood Green

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46226"] by: Viktor Hadjiev, Continental Audi of Naperville When it comes to being attached to your Audi, some take it a step further than others do. P.G enjoyed his Goodwood Green pearl 6-speed B6 S4 for 16 years. When it came time to upgrade, he was not ready to give up the color though and he still wanted something rare. As soon as ordering started, P.G. placed an order for the first 2020 RS 3 sedan in the same color as his S4. Being Audi exclu...

Production Version RS 3 Sportback Spied Tackling Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46213"] Editor's note: we found video! Thank you to Audicafe.it | Audi Blog Italia Yesterday, our photographers caught the RS 3 production version on the street. Today, they spotted it on a much more exciting location...the Nürburgring. Unbeknownst to me, the Ring is now open. Too bad we don't have video but maybe one will pop up shortly. Enjoy! [embed]https://youtu.be/RZRQ2easd1o[/embed]