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...

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...

Find of the Day: 2012 Audi TT RS – A Shark in Wolf’s Clothing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46247"] words: Bill, photos: Nick Roshon of Nick's Car Blog Ok...this is how you write a 'For Sale' ad for your car: write a blog post, include many photos, and even a video. Much better than the regular ads you see on Facebook, definitely better than ads you see on craigslist, and even better than some dealer ads. Sadly, after spending a lot of time and money on it, Nick is selling it but for a great reason...he has a child on the way and the TT...

Tech Talk: Deep Dive on 40 Years of Audi quattro® All-Wheel-Drive Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45431"] 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...

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...

Video of the Day: 1,300hp Audi TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44753"] words: Bill, video: Car Acceleration TV Have you ever been on YouTube and fallen down a rabbit hole? Of course you have. Well in my travels, I stumbled across this: a 1,300hp 200mph Audi TT RS. It's, uh, been slightly modified. As it says in the video, enjoy the brutally fast acceleration and insane sound... [embed]https://youtu.be/5HxShwiDJng[/embed]

Autoweek: Huge Power Is All That Matters in the Audi TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38894"] source: Autoweek, photos: Audi AG, Denis Podmarkov The turbocharged 2.5-liter still produces 394 hp, 354 lb-ft of torque and is channeled to all-wheel drive. The rest is garnish. Take a big swig of Red Bull or espresso. Maybe have a strong cup of coffee (I’m downing black tea as I write this): I’m about to summarize the updates to the 2019 Audi TT RS, and I don't want anyone to fall asleep because I promise we'll get to the good stuf...

25 Years of Audi RS: Exclusive Anniversary Package

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40218"] source: Audi Sport “Anniversary package 25 years of RS” now available for order for the TT RS Coupé, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé and Sportback, RS 6 Avant, and RS 7 Sportback Exterior color Nogaro blue and blue Alcantara elements in the interior as a tribute to the legendary RS 2 Avant Exterior with elements in a matt aluminum look and gloss black 25 years of performance, prestige, and exclusiveness. A quarter of a century ago, the...

Audi TT RS Facelift Test Mule Spied with Audi Sport performance parts

Our spy photographer partners have nabbed shots of an interesting TT RS test mule rounding the famed Nürburgring on a test day. This bright yellow example peaked their curiosity, and we ended up in a text conversation debating just what it was that we were seeing? In regards to timing, spying a TT RS is a little out of sync. Production examples of the updated car are already arriving at U.S. dealers. Our local Audi dealer literally just started posting photos of their first delivery begin...

Refreshed 2019 Audi TT RS Makes US Debut at New York International Auto Show

source: Audi of America 2019 TT RS features redesigned front fascia Additional package and trim options offer drivers increased personalization 5-liter TFSI® engine generates 394 horsepower, 354 lb-ft of torque HERNDON – With an even more dynamic look, the top of the TT model line – the 2019 TT RS – makes its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show. The refreshed TT RS Coupe includes redesigned front and rear fasciae, enhanced technology offerings and additio...

Video of the Day: All Is All You Need

source: Audi Sport Official YouTube Audi Sport Official YouTube channel has released a video of the the new TT RS (story + gallery) in action with two time Ironman winner, Patrick Lange. One winner deserves another. Enjoy! [embed]https://youtu.be/f3-XLLZjuKY[/embed]

Big Photo Gallery of the New TT RS Coupe and Roadster

source: Audi AG Yesterday, we published the new TT RS Coupe and Roadster article with a few photos attached. There were over 80 photos attached to the press release...soooo I decided make a separate photo gallery so that you can enjoy the beauty without those pesky words in the way. Enjoy [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="22228,22229,22230,22231,22232,22233,22234,22235,22236,22237,22238,22239,22240,22241,22242,22243,22244,22245,22246,22247,22248,22249,22250,22251,22252,22253,22254...

Compact Sports Cars in Peak Form: The New Audi TT RS Coupé and the New Audi TT RS Roadster

source: Audi AG New front end and redesigned rear wing with side winglets Award-winning five-cylinder: 2.5 TFSI engine with 294 kW (400 metric horsepower) and 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) Audi Sport CEO Michael-Julius Renz: “TT RS shows even more of its strength.” Audi Sport hones the top model of the TT model series: With an even more dynamic look, the new TT RS (combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 8,1 – 7,9 [29.0 – 29.8 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 18...

TT RS and Cayman GTS in Motor Trend Shootout

One of the latest head-to-head shootouts from Motor Trend's on-demand service is the pitting of the Audi TT RS versus the Porsche Cayman GTS. While Motor Trend On Demand is a paid service, this particular video is free for your enjoyment (and hopefully to entice you to subscribe). We won't spoil it and so we won't suggest we agree with the findings of this video, but we will say this. Motor Trend is always great at talking handling nuance and pitting the cars at each other in controlled a...

Ninth Victory In A Row: Audi 2.5 TFSI Engine Named “Engine of the Year” Once Again

[source: Audi AG] Five-cylinder continues winning streak in its displacement class Most powerful series-production five-cylinder featuring 294 kW (400 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque Head of Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann: “Icon of the Audi brand” Audi continues its winning streak at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: For the ninth time in a row, the jury selected the brand’s 2.5 TFSI as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-liter catego...

Important Awards for Audi

[source: Audi AG] Ingolstadt - “Auto Zeitung”: Audi A7 Sportback wins Design Trophy More than 13,000 readers of “Auto Zeitung” cast their votes for the best new car designs in five classes in the Design Trophy competition. The new Audi A7 Sportback won in the “Sedans/ Station wagons/Minivans” category with 13.5 percent of the votes cast. The large four-door coupé also took third place in the overall “Champion of All Classes" standings. With this victory, ...

Secure A Last Minute Seat As A Driver At The Audi Sport ABT TT Cup

[source: ABT Sportsline] More than 100,000 spectators at each race live at the track, comprehensive TV coverage on Sport1 with Patrick Simon as commentator and its exclusive position as a fringe event of the DTM: The TT Cup is a crowd puller with spectators and for the drivers it is also a great springboard for their racing careers: The winner can, for example, look forward to a place in the Audi DTM Young Driver Test. An Audi TT RS road sports car also awaits the winner, while there is a...

Project TT RS: Part 1 – Dealership to Monterey

words and photos: Troy Sicotte Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. Project TT RS is a multi-part series that follows the journey of an Audi enthusiast, the ownership experience, and the “ecosystem” that follows the car around ACNA events and an OEM+ minded build project. It’s all ...

Event Report: Waterfest 2017 + Photo Gallery

words & photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: With the news that Waterfest has found a new home at Atco Dragway in southern New Jersey, we thought we would rerun this article. This story originally ran in the Fall 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. America’s largest Audi and Volkswagen tuning event continues to throw an incredible show. A...

Audi Q5 is CAR Magazine’s Best Premium Mid-Size SUV for 2017

source: Audi South Africa The Audi Q5 has been awarded the best premium mid-size SUV in the annual CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2017. Officially launched into the South African market in July 2017, the all-new iteration of Audi’s best-selling SUV was considered as having the best overall package in terms of personality, performance and price. The vehicles which are considered in the premium mid-size SUV category come from aspirational brands and are seen to be offerin...