The Matte Look: New Colors for Audi TT, TTS, TT RS, Audi Q3, and RS Q3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67918"] source: Audi AG A matte finish lends top models RS Q3 and TT RS a distinctive look Both matte and glossy lacquer make their debut on the same production line in Győr, Hungary From Python Yellow to Dew Silver – this is how color names are created at Audi In addition to Python Yellow for the TT RS and the exclusive Dew Silver for the RS Q3, Daytona Gray and Florett Silver complement the new matte-finish color palette, which Audi now...

Feature: Low Flying Stealth TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66878"] words: Bill Cho, photos: Damon Young, Martin Kruk Editor’s Note: With the announcement yesterday of Audi of America celebrating the final year of the TT RS, we decided to rerun this article. The article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Every once in a while, something you saw as a kid ends up sticking with you into adulthood. For Ric...

Audi Celebrates Final Model Year of the TT RS in the US Market with the Audi TT RS Heritage Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66733"] Audi TT RS no longer offered after the 2022 model year in the U.S. Five Audi heritage colors celebrate legendary five-cylinder engine and bids farewell to pinnacle performance of a design icon in the U.S. Limited number of just 50 (10 of each) color combinations available Today, Audi of America announces a limited offering of 50 special units of the 2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Edition that combines the power of the emotive Audi five-cylind...

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 ...

Video of the Day: A Family Affair – Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TT RS vs Volkswagen Golf R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63927"] words: Bill, video: carwow The lyrics to Sly and The Family's Family Affair was going through my wind when I saw the lineup to this peculiar drag race: Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and Volkswagen Golf R. It is a family affair with all these brands under the Volkswagen tent and Mat brings them all together. An unusual lineup when you think of the V8 SUV, a 6 cylinder RWD sports car, a 5 cylinder AWD, and a 4 cylinder...

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...

Find of the Day: 2018 Merlin Purple Audi TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58796"] words: Bill, photos: Eastside Motoring Merlin Purple...it's one of those Audi colors that you either love or hate. I personally love it and had never seen a TT RS in this color before until today. And according to the ad, this is a 1 of 1 so I wonder how many people have seen this magical TT RS. Here's the ad: 1 of 1 Merlin Puple TT RS!!!!... Still Under Factory Warrnanty.... Xpel Paint Protection Film on Entire Front... CTS Cold Air Inta...

Give All TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56637"] words: Troy Dashney, photos: Andrew Wright, @wright.of.way.photography Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. In 2002, after nine years as a paratrooper for the Canadian Armed Forces Infantry, Brian Cale was released from duty for medical reasons due to a kink in his back and chronic back injuries. Having always be...

Video of the Day: Unitronic Tuned TT RS goes [email protected]

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56084"] words: Bill, photo/video: Unitronic It's always great to hear an Audi 5-cylinder hard at work and to see it scorch the 1/4 mile in 8.97 seconds is amazing. Strap in with Brian and his Ara Blue TT RS loaded with Unitronic goodies as he takes you down the track. Just don't blink or you may miss it. Congrats to Brian (@saxon_rs) and the team at Unitronic! Enjoy the video below. [embed]https://youtu.be/vSyFqzF11N8[/embed]   ...

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...

Limited-Edition Special Model Marks Anniversary: The New Audi TT RS 40 Years of quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54169"] source: Audi AG Limited to 40 units: special edition for the German market Exclusive exterior design: Aero kit and special heritage decal Upgraded details: consistently sporty interior Audi celebrates 40 years of quattro and presents a special edition of its top-of-the-line model in the TT model line. The Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro2 is celebrating the success story of quattro drive in impressive style. “For 40 years,...

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...