Video of the Day: Audi 80 Twin-Turbo V8 vs Lamborghini Gallardo…in Rallycross

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54342"] words: Bill, video: TH-Motorsport What is one of the last things you would think you'd see at a rallycross? Audi aplenty but how about a Lamborghini? A Gallardo to be exact. There is no description to this YouTube video except for the 80 being a twin-turbo V8. It readily handles the AWD Gallardo. You have to give it the Lambo driver for having fun with his Gallardo...I mean if you could, wouldn't you? Enjoy the video below. [embe...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi S8 V10…Cannonballer

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54281"] words: Bill, photos: Cars & Bids The Cannonball Run is not just legend or a funny movie from the 80s, it's still running to the day. We have a story on the COVID Cannonball Run coming up in our Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. That one involves an Audi S6. This Audi S8 is also a Cannonballer...it held the 2nd fastest record time of 30:43 in 2018. Here's the ad: Well, this isn't your typical Audi S8. On the contrary, this is a specia...

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...

Engler F.F SuperQuad: an Audi V10 Powered Super…Bike

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53474"] words: Bill, photos: Engler Automotive Limited When is a super car not a super car? If you're mad genius Victor Engler, it's his super car powered SuperQuad. While it may look like a smaller scale version of an R8, it's actually a motorcycle. It has a tandem seat for two and the brakes and throttle are on handle bars. There are no doors nor (obviously) roof. And the engine? It's an Audi sourced V10 from an R8 and it has two turbos...two.....

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...

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]

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...

A Two-fer Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive R8 V10 and 1964 Auto Union 1000 S Sport Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49506"] words: Bill, photos: Keyes Audi, Kucarfa B.V. As I prepared to fly solo on last night's Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition, I couldn't help but look back at last week's Audi Club vs Audi of America episode. While our guests were winning round after round, a vocal group of viewers were proclaiming that George should have won two of the rounds: Audi dealer stock and Audi classic. Here they are: First on the block is a 2020 Audi exclusive Mo...

Audi Bids Farewell to the R8 V10 quattro with Limited Edition Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49451"] source: Audi of America Limited to 30 units, the R8 V10 quattro features unique trim details including 20-inch milled wheels in silver, carbon exterior lower trim, and alu-optic mirror caps Available as a Coupe painted in either Mugello Blue, Avus Silver, or Sonoma Green, and as a Spyder painted in Mugello Blue R8 V10 performance quattro model continues on for 2021  To celebrate a decade of success with the storied V10 engine, Audi...

#quarantinequattro: Audi of America Releases Paper Cutout Sport quattro S1, R8, and e-tron Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47052"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Our 2nd installment of #quarantinequattro comes from Audi of America. This very Audi Holiday (quattro de Mayo) celebrates 40 years of quattro. First up (and in our hearts) is the Audi Sport quattro S1. This car dominated rally racing so much, it changed it. quattro was declared an 'unfair advantage' when it was introduced into touring car racing. You can download it HERE. [gallery link="none" colum...

Tech Talk: Making the Audi R8 V10 Engine Fast and Robust

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45892"] 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...

Find of the Day: 2020 Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8 V10

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44884"] words: Bill, photos: Nicholas Martinez, Audi Hampton One advantage of being cooped up at home is the time to shop online for that one Audi I would love to own...and I may have just found it. While scrolling through numerous ads, a flash of purple caught my eye. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44835"] An Audi exclusive Merlin Purple R8...and it's apparently the only one in the States. Here's the ad: 2020 Audi R8 · Coupe ...

Video of the Day: CarWow- R8 vs R8 vs R8 vs R8…No Losers Here

words: Bill, video: CarWow Oh to be Mat Watson from CarWow. We've featured him on several of our Video of the Day like this one, this one, and this one. Mat follows a familiar format to these videos: drag race, rolling drag race, and brake test. Most of the time, we feature the ones involving Audi versus the world. Today, it's different...a sibling brawl. What Mat has assembled here a lineup of R8s - MKI V8, MkI V10 GT Spyder, MKI V10 LMX, and a MKII V10. He and his cohorts pit them agains...

How Do You Celebrate 10 Years of the V10? By Disintegrating an R8 V10

words: Bill, video stills: Audi of America Audi is celebrating 10 years of the V10 with the limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium. Only 222 individually numbered units will be produced. Audi is also celebrating this event by...blowing up an R8 V10. Audi and artist Fabian Oefner takes you on an intimate tour of the R8 by taking it completely apart. Watching the time-lapse video of an R8 as it is disassembled is mesmerizing. Although the video is only a couple of minutes long, Fabian describes ...

Homage To Ten Years Of The V10 Engine: The Audi R8 V10 Decennium

source: Audi AG Limited series of 222 units, individually numbered Coupé with exclusive design highlights Edition model coincides with sales launch of the new Audi R8 A 456 kW (620 hp) V10 engine, bronze-colored highlights inside and out, and strictly limited: Audi is celebrating the success story of the V10 engine with the Audi R8 V10 Decennium (combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 13,1 [18.0 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 297 [478 g/mi]*). The edition model wit...

Fastest Model Is Now Even Hotter: Extensive Update For Audi R8

source: Audi Sport Editor's Note: No sooner had I published the R8 teaser from Audi Sport, an email from Audi Media came through. Lo and behold, it's the refreshed 2020 R8. - Bill Powerful V10 naturally aspirated engines in two output ratings Modified suspension components for even more dynamic handling Striking exterior design, sales launch in early 2019 “Born on the track, built for the road.” The volume-production model now follows after the world premiere of...

Limited To 10 Units, The 2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Competition Package Arrives In November

Most performance-oriented production R8 model ever produced Factory-installed complete range of Audi Sport performance parts Full carbon fiber aero kit helps increase downforce HERNDON, Va. – With limited production at 10 units for the United States, each R8 Competition package is preconfigured with all the available Audi Sport performance parts and represents the brand's most performance-oriented production R8 model ever produced. Optimized performance The R8 V10 plus Cou...