ABT Sportsline 2019 Geneva Motor Show Preview Photo Gallery

photos: ABT Sportsline Yesterday, we posted that ABT Sportsline will show five vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show. Their press release had dozens of photos that we didn't include as we didn't want to bury the story. Never fear...we're going to show them here so you can see the full glory of these vehicles...unless you're headed to Geneva to see them in person. Enjoy!   ABT RS4+ ABT Audi A6 Avant 50 TDI  ABT Audi Q8 50 TDI SEAT CUPRA Ateca ABT ABT e-Transporter ...

California Dreaming with Audi collection’s Vintage Audi Sport Support Truck

words: Bill Cho, photos: Denis Podmarkov, George Achorn, Gil Plasencia, Bill Cho Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1 2019 issue of quattro magazine. When one thinks of Group B heroes, visions of an Audi Sport quattro hurtling over jumps come to mind. Certainly less limelight typically goes to the vehicles that helped make those wins happen… commercial vehicles from Audi parent Volkswagen like its LT35 or T3 transporter range. These trucks did everything from spare parts She...

Volkswagen I.D. R Pike’s Peak Headed to Monterey

[source: Volkswagen AG] I.D. R Pikes Peak returns to the USA for the first time since record-breaking appearance at Pikes Peak Electric race car to be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance  Impressive mix of historic classics and innovative concept cars Wolfsburg, GERMANY. Two months after the historic, record-breaking triumph at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the I.D. R Pikes Peak is set to make a first return visit to the United States: the first full...

Volkswagen Shares Footage From I.D. R Pikes Peak Record-Breaking Run

[source: Volkswagen Motorsports] Volkswagen just released video shot from a helicopter of the record breaking run by the I.D. R Pikes Peak and Romain Dumas. The sound seems to be coming from in-car footage so maybe Volkswagen will be releasing that soon. Until then, enjoy the video of the incredible 7m 57.148s run - Editor Herndon, VA — On June 24th, Volkswagen made motorsports history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Today, video of the entire record-breaking run is ava...

All-Time Record: Volkswagen Makes History With The I.D. R Pikes Peak

[source: Volkswagen Motorsport] 7m 57.148s minutes – Volkswagen’s electric racing car sets a new overall record Romain Dumas betters Sébastien Loeb’s record by 16 seconds I.D. R Pikes Peak: the sporty forerunner of the new, fully-electric I.D. family Wolfsburg - Volkswagen and the I.D. R Pikes Peak have made history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driving the 500-kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated a field including cars with conventional...

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Sets Fastest Time In Qualifying

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB Driver Romain Dumas clocks time of the day at Pikes Peak Volkswagen preparing meticulously for Sunday’s race Sven Smeets: “Compliments to the team, but that was only qualifying.” Wolfsburg - Romain Dumas and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a clear statement of intent in qualifying ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado. The Frenchman, at the wheel of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric ra...

VW Group Shares 48-Volt Plans at Vienna Motor Symposium

Editor's Note: The Vienna Motor Symposium is where OE manufacturers go to share advancements in engine and motor technology. Audi's Volkswagen Group corporate parent is a regular in Vienna, and for 2018 they chose to share planning for widespread 48-volt architecture. Thusly, the press release below comes via Volkswagen. As is typical of such a large car manufacturer with shared architectures, it is worth reading between the lines here. For example, though very different in appearance an...

Volkswagen Group Is Headed Back To Pikes Peak But It’s Not What You Think

source: Volkswagen of America, intro: Bill Cho Say 'Pikes Peak' to an Audi fan and visions of Michele Mouton, John Buffum, Bobby Unser, Walter Rohrl, and, of course, the Sport quattro E2 Pikes Peak pop into their head. Volkswagen Group is headed back to Pikes Peak but this time it's Volkswagen leading the charge with an electric race car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak. The driver of this car should be familiar to Audi Sport fans, Romain Dumas. Dumas won the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Audi ...

Cousin Rivalry: Audi allroad vs Volkswagen Alltrack

words: Bill Cho, video: The Fast Lane Car A couple of weeks ago, The Fast Lane Car dragged the allroad against a Porsche Boxster. This time, they have a proper challenger- the Volkswagen Alltrack. They not only drag the two, they take them out on the trail. I'm all for wagon vs wagon battles because that means more new longroofs are being made and that's a good thing. In this battle amongst cousins, who will win? The wagon loving public will win, that's who.   [embed]https:...