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All-Electric Audi R8 E-Tron Has Been Quietly Discontinued Again

by on 12 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s all-electric R8 has been discontinued once again. After being an on-again, off-again project for at least six years, the German automaker showed off the production R8 e-tron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the second-generation Audi R8, the e-tron production model features an all-electric powertrain with 456 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of […] More…

Audi Recalls 170,000 Cars for Fuel Leak

by on 11 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen has announced three separate recalls affecting a total of 281,505 vehicles in the U.S. The recalls are not related to diesel engines, but rather possible fuel leak issues with the affected vehicles. The first recall affects the 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen and GTI models that require partial zero emission vehicle (PZEV) modifications, as well […] More…

Lamborghini Aventador Facelift Goes Testing at the Nurburgring

by on 6 October 2016 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Lamborghini is putting its facelifted Aventador to the test at the world famous Nurburgring. This isn’t the first time spy photographers have caught the Lamborghini Aventador facelift testing, but it is the first time it has hit the track. Like before, the prototype is still sporting plenty of camouflage but we can spot the larger air […] More…

Audi S8 Spied Lurking Near the Nurburgring

by on 27 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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The next-generation Audi S8 has been spied testing for the very first time. Spy photographers caught the Audi S8 prototype testing near the Nurburgring, just like the Audi S7 last week. Expected to debut sometime late next year, the new S8 will pack plenty of high-tech features including Piloted Driving. Under the hood, it is likely […] More…

Audi Q5 Crossover Teased Ahead of Debut Later this Month

by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is teasing the new Q5 crossover that is making its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The short video gives a glimpse at the Q5’s headlights and tail lights as the model enters its second generation. Up front, the narrow headlights are prominently shown, while the tail lights will have elements that work with […] More…

Formula E Race Will Take Place in New York City in 2017

by on 21 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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All-electric racing series Formula E is heading to New York next year. The announcement was made by series CEO Alejandro Agag at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, where the race will take place. The 1.21-mile track will see half of it loop around the parking lot for the […] More…

Paul Walker’s Character Could Return in Future Fast and Furious Movies

by on 20 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Brian O’Conner’s last ride might not have been in Furious 7. After Paul Walker’s untimely death in 2013 while being a passenger in his Porsche Carrera GT, his brothers Cody and Caleb stepped in to help finish filming his role in the most recent Fast and the Furious movie. That entry in the series finished with a […] More…

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Adds Tech, Gets Price Bump to $39,850

by on 30 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Pricing for the refreshed 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has been announced. Combining the benefits of a hybrid with all-electric range, the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron continues to be powered by a 1.4-liter TFSI engine paired with a permanent magnet-driven electric motor for a combined system output of 204 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of […] More…

Lamborghini Aims to Double Worldwide Sales by 2019

by on 24 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini has high hopes for its upcoming Urus SUV. The Italian automaker expects to at least double its production to 7,000 units a year by 2019, bolstered by the new Urus. Speaking to Reuters, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali stressed that the company won’t lose its focus on making sports cars and will keep them exclusive by capping […] More…

Bugatti Actually Used a Veyron for its Chiron Promotional Video

by on 17 August 2016 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

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When it came time to make a promotional video for the Bugatti Chiron, the French automaker had one problem. Bugatti didn’t actually have a Chiron to use for its video, so instead, it turned to what it did have: a Veyron. The minds at the SLGH production studio were able to create a fake CG version […] More…

Volkswagen AG, CARB to Begin Testing Possible Diesel Fix

by on 2 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Industry News

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Reuters reports that Volkswagen and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) plans to test hardware and software that could help the German automaker avoid buying back nearly half-a-million vehicles in the U.S. According to Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, the agency is working with Volkswagen to test potential fixes that would apply to three generations of […] More…

Audi Dumping Dual Clutch Transmissions for Traditional Automatics in Hi-Po Models

by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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According to a recent report from Australia’s Drive, the German automaker is transitioning back to automatic transmissions on vehicles packing higher levels of torque. The company has already put an eight-speed automatic transmission in the new S4 and S5 models, a move it made because of “a torque issue,” said Florian Beck, powertrain engineer for the new S4 […] More…