Video of the Day: 2023 Audi RS 3 vs 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73419"] words: Bill, photos: carwow This is the drag race of your dreams. Mat Watson takes on a former Walter Röhrl/Stig Blomqvist-driven 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1 in a 2023 Audi RS 3...legendary 5 cylinder vs modern 5 cylinder. The stats: 1985 500hp, 354 ft-lb torque, 2400lbs vs 2023 400hp, 369 ft-lb torque, 3473 lbs. Just looking at those make you think that the outcome of the drag race would be a known quantity but... Enjoy the race...

Audi Club Sweepstakes: One Will Win Their Choice of Three 1:18 Scale Model But Everyone Gets a 3-Pack of Stickers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72555"] The final month for the Audi Club Sweepstakes is here and we are going to turn up the promotions to 11. What you see here are three 1:18 scale models: A C5 Audi allroad, a 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner (we've already given away 2 of them), and a perennial favorite: a B5 Audi S4 in Nogaro Blue. So why are there three models? From June 6th to June 13th, any purchase of entries will be eligible for one of these models…y...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: 1:18 Scale 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68136"] It's that time again...time for one lucky participant to win this 1:18 scale model from our 2022 Audi Club Spring Sweepstakes! In this sweepstakes, we are giving away a 1985 Audi ur-quattro Coupé...the model that started it all. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67876"] This 1:18 scale model is Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi S1 Pikes Peak winner. Made by Classic Model Replicars, this S1 is festooned with flares and spoilers. E...

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...

Find of the Day: NOS Minichamps 1:43 Audi Sport quattro Pike’s Peak

Today's Find of the Day goes out to the scale model collectors amongst us. Rare and out of production models tend to pull a serious premium on auction sites like Ebay, and that's if you can find them at all. Take for example the Minichamps' 1:43 iteration of Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi Sport quattro Pike's Peak racer. Minichamps did a limited edition run (6687 units) back in 2006, complete with cool display box featuring a map of the Pike's Peak hillclimb. It seems at least one of those un...

Audi Tradition Starts the 2018 Festival Season

source: Audi Tradition More than 20 events and many anniversary dates Highlights: Festival of Speed and Classic Days at Schloss Dyck Starting shot: the Techno Classica classic vehicle show in Essen Ingolstadt - More than 20 events in the 2018 event season will allow car lovers not only to experience the historical cars of Audi but also to join the brand in celebrating a number of anniversary dates. Among the highlights in the calendar is the 25th Festival of Speed in B...

The Grand Tour: Jezza’s Favorite Motorsports Battle- Audi vs. Lancia

words: Bill Cho, video screenshots: Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour In The Grand Tour's 2nd season, episode 7 It's a gas, gas, gas that came out this past Friday, Jeremy Clarkson dives into the history of what he calls "his favorite battle of them all": Audi vs. Lancia in the 1983 WRC campaign. It's a great piece done with the usual GT humor and interesting facts. It starts back in 1977 when Audi was testing the Iltis for the German Army. Audi began building cars with all wheel drive a...

Road & Track: How Racing in America Saved Audi

source: Road & Track, photo: Audi Sport In the mid-Eighties, Audi was reeling from an unintended-acceleration scandal. To restore its image, the company entered a 200 Quattro sedan in Trans-Am for 1988. It was a flag-bearer for the company’s signature road-car technologies, turbocharging and all-wheel drive. Audi had two FIA Group B rallying titles with the Quattro but little in the way of road-racing experience. Group B hero Walter Röhrl was tapped to drive alongside Le Mans winne...