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Serious Accident in Audi Sport TT Cup Red Bull Round Proves Car’s Crashworthiness

by on 2 August 2015 in Motorsport

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Amongst many races this weekend with Audis on the grid, the Audi Sport TT Cup heads to the very rainy Red Bull Ring. During the second round of that race, wet conditions and blinding spray helped cause the most massive accident the fledgeling series has yet to see.
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Spyker Resumes Operations & Prepares to Merge with Oregon-Based Electric Aircraft Manufacturer

by on 31 July 2015 in Boutique Brands

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It’s been a rough couple of years for boutique car manufacturers. Super niche cars sporting Audi power have been one of many elements of the Audi market that we follow, yet since the 2008 recession many of them have closed up and disappeared. One that’s been in question and now set to resume operations is Dutch manufacturer Spyker and their 4.2-powered C8 Aileron. More…

Liberty Walk Confirms New Audi R8 Widebody

by on 31 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Liberty Walk, the Japanese tuning firm best known for its distinct rivet flare style body kits, appears to be turning some attention toward the Audi marque. The firm recently posted two images on Facebook and Instagram confirming their latest R8-based application. More…

Photographic: Station Wagons of Vortex Media Group

by on 29 July 2015 in PhotoGraphic

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We may not always promote it, but Fourtitude is part of a portfolio of several significant European car focused websites. Namely, it calls VWvortex.com and Swedespeed.com sisters and, coincidentally enough, each of these sites seems to be building station wagon project cars at the moment.
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Audi Presents Latest Lighting Technology at the IAA in Frankfurt

by on 29 July 2015 in Audi News

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Matrix OLED technology makes its debut in a concept car at the IAA Light attains a new level of homogeneity Flat light sources open up new design possibilities Audi is presenting its next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt. The new Matrix OLED lights enable a previously unattainable level of lighting […] More…

Audi Club Potomac Region Open House Event at Audi USA Headquarters

by on 28 July 2015 in Events Coverage

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In order to know about an event at Audi of America headquarters in Herndon, VA last weekend, you had to be a member of the ACNA. Though open to all who arrived, this meet and greet with enthusiasts, product planners, the new TT, Q7 and A3 e-tron was promoted exclusively to members of the club. Membership has its privileges. More…

quattro GmbH Boss Killing Manuals and Adding SUVs & EVs Says Meiners

by on 28 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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We suspect there’ll be plenty to debate over two recent stories by Jens Meiners. The German auto journalist has filed two reports, one in Car & Driver and one in Automotive News, suggesting quattro GmbH boss Heinz Hollerweger confirmed rumors like the death of the manual transmission, more differentiation, more SUVs and EVs from quattro GmbH. There’s a […] More…

Intel: A3 / S3 / RS 3 Mid-Lifecycle Update Including Audi virtual cockpit

by on 27 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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With an onslaught of new models such as A4, R8 and Q7, one might classify the not terribly old MQB (type 8V) A3 family as an elder statesman. It’s not that it’s been out terribly long, but there are so many significant new Audis that the range could be forgotten. That’s okay though, because the mid-lifecycle facelift (i.e. product improvement) is just around the corner. More…

On Location: Autohaus Audi Lancaster Grand Opening

by on 27 July 2015 in Audi Driver On Location

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There aren’t a whole lot of Audi dealers in the United States with a longer history than Autohaus. The family owned Lancaster, PA based Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche dealer was one of the first set up in the Volkswagen network, with the founder having come over from Germany in order to help establish these German […] More…

Audi is Ready for Start of Formula Student Germany

by on 24 July 2015 in Audi News

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Audi is supporting Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2015: The automobile manufacturer is sponsoring four teams in the students’ construction competition. In addition, the company will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best lightweight construction concept. More than 3,600 students from 34 countries will travel to the Hockenheimring racetrack to be tested in various disciplines and to take part in discussions with experts from the automotive industry. More…

Audi Motorsport News Update: GT Racing

by on 24 July 2015 in Audi News

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It is mid-way through the season, which means the 24 Hours of Spa is upon us. Below is a list of all of this week’s races and news leading up to Spa. Spa 24h: Four Audi Cars in Top 10 after Qualifying [source: Audi AG] / EVENT GALLERY Audi Sport Team WRT and Audi Sport […] More…

Raptor Diesel GT is an Audi TDI Powered Personal Aircraft

by on 23 July 2015 in Boutique Brands

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In covering the Audi beat, we’ve frequently covered specialty manufacturers using Audi engines for the basis of their product. This usually happens in the form of an exotic sportscar with names like Donkervoort, Spyker or Gumpert. Today though, we’ve found something different with 3.0 TDI power in the form of a personal aircraft. More…