Find of the Day: 2009 Audi R8 6sp…RWD

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64068"] words: Bill, photos: Jay Dub I love the MK1 R8 especially the V8 model. I know the V10 is the lustful one to get but the V8 will always have a spot in my heart especially with that gated manual. But one thing both the V8 and V10 has is quattro. For years and into the 2nd gen, quattro was always standard until the RWS model was revealed in 2017. Some though looked at other RWD supercars and wished their MK1 R8 were the same. Take this 2009...

Find of the Day: 2014 Audi Sprint Blue RS 5 Cabriolet

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61261"] words: Bill, photos: Jim Newhouse Ok...this is one Audi that I knew existed but have never seen in the flesh and that's a shame...because in this color combination (or any other one), it's beautiful. I spent time in an S5 coupe with the same interior and let me tell you, it was a pain to keep clean but this one looks brand new. Here's the ad: About This Vehicle Driven 15,200 miles Automatic transmission Exterior colo...

Video of the Day: A Love Story Turns Into A Monster Mashup

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59516"] words: Bill, video: Hagerty As the video starts, Ryan reminisces about his 4000 and growing up skiing and lusting after the four rings. We walk (drive) down memory lane as he takes us through an abbreviated history of the quattro through the early rally days and ultimately, the legendary Group B. But then the story takes a violent turn and a monster emerges...the meek 4000 meets its European brother in the form of an Audi 80 with a 4.2 ...

Find of the Day: 2005 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57843"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer Honestly, I don't go looking for Avants...they just fall into my lap(top). Imola Yellow, Nogaro Blue, and now a Moro Blue Avant. This has to be one of my favorite generations: a B6 V8 manual S4 Avant. This one ticks off all the boxes and it's blue. Here's the ad: This 2005 Audi S4 Avant is finished in Moro Blue Pearl Effect over Silk Nappa leather and is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 paired with a six-spee...

Video of the Day: MKI Audi R8 V8 vs MKII Audi R8 V10 performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57169"] words: Bill, video: Carfection New versus old, youth versus elder...what's better? Vicki Butler-Henderson and Henry Catchpole from Carfection try to answer this question by pitting a MKI R8 V8 against a MKII R8 V10 performance. They both agree that the original is still a great looking vehicle and drives well but what of the next generation? Which one would either want to go home with? Watch below and let's all agree...the MKI R8 wa...

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: Bagged 1992 Audi V8 quattro Turbo 6 Speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53946"] words: Bill, photos: V8 D11 The Audi V8 (D1) is one of those vehicles that, while innovative, is mostly forgotten in the US. The 1st car from Audi to use a V8, it was also the 1st Audi to combine quattro with an automatic transmission. The Audi V8 quattro DTM won back-to-back DTM Driver's Title with Hans-Joachim Stuck and Frank Biela in 1990 and 1991. I personally only know one person who owned an Audi V8 but I'm sure there are plenty of ...

Sporty Character with a Superior Performance: The Audi SQ7 and SQ8 with V8 TFSI Gasoline Engine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52432"] source: Audi AG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 373 kW (507 PS) and 770 Nm (567.9 lb-ft) of torque Suspension comes with all-wheel steering and sport air suspension as standard, and with a sport differential and roll stabilization as an option New connectivity and assist services, and automatic parking upon request Both models will be launched on the European markets in the fall Audi is presenting the SQ7 and the SQ8 with new TFSI e...

Video of the Day: 1972 V8 quattro swapped Audi 100 Coupé S

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51470"] words: Bill, photos: George Achorn, Jamie Orr If you're friends with George on Facebook (or in real life), you may know that he bought a new-to-him Audi in Sweden and had it shipped over. This Audi? I like to call it Frankenstein though George prefers Elly. Why do I/George call it Frankenstein/Elly? Well...just sit right back and you'll hear a tale; a tale of a monster Audi 100 S Coupé. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="5...

Find of the Day: 2004 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant 6sp

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48590"] words: Bill, photos: dog2bert There are a few things about Audi that I really love: the Avant and Nogaro Blue are just a couple. Combine them in one vehicle, add a manual transmission and the 4.2 V8 and voila...Heaven. That is what you see here: a 2004 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant with a 6 speed manual transmission. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48606"] Highlights THIS... is a 2004 Audi S4 Avant, finished in ...

Video of the Day: Nardo R8 Rebuild…a Labor of Love

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47120"] words: Bill, photos: Tavarish, Erik Dietz, George Achorn If you had the very last manual-transmission R8 ever built, you would probably baby it and park it in a museum-esque garage but not Erik Dietz. He bought the 2015 'Nardo R8' brand new and never looked back. It's been to 48 states, 22 countries, and has seen 150+ track days. Over those years, it racked up 143,000 miles. Garage queen it is not. Then tragedy struck...Erik's fia...

2020 Audi SQ7 Balances the Performance of a 500-Horsepower V8 Engine With Premium Seven-Passenger Practicality

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41629"] source: Audi of America For the first time in the U.S., the new SQ7 features a 4.0 TFSI® V8 engine, generating 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque Standard All-wheel steering and available Active roll stabilization and quattro sport differential enhance the capabilities of the standard quattro® all-wheel drive The SQ8 comes with standard seven-passenger seating and front S sport seats with Valcona leather and diamond stitching The ...

Find of the Day: 1990 Pearl White Audi V8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35079"] words: Bill, photos: Bourguignon Classics When was the last time you saw an Audi V8? When was the last time you saw one with only 218km (135 miles)? It was Audi's first car powered by a V8 hence the simple name of V8. As the name implies, it's powered by a 3.6L V8 (the 4.2L were in models built from 1991 to 1993). Hans-Joachim Stuck and Frank Biela drove the competition model V8 to back to back DTM titles in 1990 and 1991. [gallery link="...

Video of the Day: CarWow – 2008 Audi R8 V8 vs 2019 TTS in a Drag Race…Who Will Win?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32586"] words: Bill, video: CarWow The ur-R8 will always be a legend while the  TT will always be called a 'hairdresser' car...an unfair adjective in my opinion. So what would happen if you pitted the OG R8 against the newest TTS? You don't have to wonder any more because our friends at CarWow did just that. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32583"] As per their usual MO, CarWow did a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test. ...

Gallery of the Day: Audi SQ8 TDI + Videos

words: Bill, photos/videos: Audi AG Recently, Audi AG unleashed the SQ8 TDI with the most powerful diesel engine on the European market. Sadly, we won't see the TDI in the States and maybe not even the SQ8. For the meanwhile, enjoy the photos and videos. Maybe...just maybe. https://youtu.be/BOA71mIC4Zw https://youtu.be/XyHj15PrPD8 https://youtu.be/nw8A28_O0K8 https://youtu.be/0Q6KUrp3AAY https://youtu.be/eF4OhNzINp4 https://youtu.be/QAjRHYgqO0s T...

The New Audi S8 – Exhilarating Performance in the Luxury Class

source: Audi AG V8 high-performance engine with 420 kW and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque Unique combination of innovative suspension systems ensures outstanding vehicle dynamics straight from the factory Typical S model: Design draws attention to the confident elegance of the dynamic athlete The new Audi S8 combines progressive luxury with dynamic athleticism while honing its reputation as the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik with innovative suspension systems. Its 4.0 T...

Find of the Day: 2009 Audi 4.2L Supercharged R8

words: Bill, photos: Streetside Classics In a former life, I was fortunate enough to drive a 2012 R8 V8 6sp manual on the fabled track at Sebring. For the next several months, that car came in and out of my life and let me tell you...it was heaven (humble brag shot of me at Sebring following). My fondness for the OG R8 grew and grew and I decided that if I could ever be in the position to own an R8, it would be a MK1 V8 R8 6sp manual in Brilliant Red. So imagine my delight when I stumbled acr...

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...

Find of the Day: 2005 Aquamarine Blue S4 Avant

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer Ok I'm going to put this out there...yes, I know this is not Paul Newman's personal vehicle. Several weeks ago, this same Avant popped up for sale and there was confusion on whether or not Paul actually owned it or not and then it delved into a heated conversation. I was planning on doing a FOTD but held off and eventually forgot about it. But then, it popped up again on Bring A Trailer. I just spent the weekend with a B6 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant so the want is...

Find of the Day? 1994 Audi 80 Avant…with a 4.2L V8

words: Bill, photos: Ricardas Zizas Autohandel It's been a good several days for Finds of the Day: the RS2 Avant, the Imola Yellow RS 4, the Amazon Blue Ur-quattro, and the Holy Grail, the 1986 Audi Sport quattro. All special cars, all desirable cars, all hard-to-find cars so why would I feature a plain Jane Audi 80 Avant with ugly wheels? Because of this: Some mad scientist shoved a 4.2 V8 under the bonnet. Apparently this isn't an uncommon swap as I've found several YouTube videos on V8 swap...