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Etch Symbols Into Your Paint with New Audi Process

by on 24 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is hoping to increase individualization in its car with a new process that creates a matte area on the paint. With it, owners of the R8 (and eventually more) will be able to choose a design to etch, as it were, onto their side blade. The process is actually pretty simple. Audi puts a […] More…

Audi A3 is Promoted to Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

by on 23 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Thanks to two new headlight options, the Audi A3 has moved from a Top Safety Pick to Top Safety Pick+ according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The A3’s standard super-rated front crash prevention system already made it a very highly rated Top Safety Pick, but the rules require cars to have headlights rated […] More…

Audi Recalling 33,000 Vehicles with Takata Airbags

by on 23 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi A4 and A6 models in more than 20 states are being recalled to replace passenger frontal airbag inflators from Takata. The airbags have been found to deteriorate over time, causing inflators to explode with too much force. The resulting blast can cause shrapnel, which has killed 11 people in the US and injured more […] More…

Lambo Driver Goes Miles to Avoid Making Own Cup of Coffee

by on 23 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Video

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Imagine, if you will, that you were Italian, lived near a mountain, and were in possession of a Lamborghini Miura. Would you take any, even the flimsiest, excuse to drive it? This guy certainly did. And now it’s an excuse to watch gratuitous shots of a beautiful car in a beautiful place. Lamborghini ft. COOPER […] More…

Watch: Audi UK Reassembles an A6 Avant

by on 19 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Video

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If the internet has taught us anything, it’s the English love nothing more than reassembling things quietly in a shop. Case in point, noted slowpoke James May’s The Reassembler, and Audi UK’s new series of videos highlighting its after-sales department. To prove how well the techs in the shop know their Audis, Audi UK took […] More…

Winterkorn Denies Prior Knowledge of Dieselgate

by on 19 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […] More…

Sad News: The ABT RS6-R Sold Out

by on 19 January 2017 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

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Your chance to buy a 730 hp, all-wheel-drive wagon from one of Germany’s oldest tuning houses has gone. The ultra limited ABT RS6-R has now sold out. But don’t fret, there will be a successor. The sad truth is that the RS6-R was never going to last. With only 25 made, your chances of buying […] More…

Audi’s 8 Millionth Quattro-Equipped Car Rolls off the Line

by on 19 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Quattro all-wheel-drive has reached a milestone in Mexico, thanks to a Garnet Red Audi Q5 that rolled off the line recently. The Q5 is the 8 millionth vehicle produced with Audi’s signature all-wheel-drive system. Produced at the new San Jose Chiapa plant in Mexico, and fitted to the brand’s most popular vehicle, this is a […] More…

Audi to Use Samsung Chips to Power Infotainment

by on 18 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s next generation of infotainmnet will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos processor. The Korean tech giant has been eagerly pursuing automotive applications for its processors and already works with BMW. The Exynos processor is designed to power multiple screens and operating systems at the same time. This is important to Audi, which recently showed the […] More…

Watch: A See Through Engine Combusting in Slow Mo

by on 18 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Video

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We’ve all seen cutaways and gifs of engine operation, but seeing inside a real engine as it runs 150 times slower than reality is something else altogether. Not only does this video from Warped Perception go into the correct operation of a four stroke Briggs and Stratton engine, it also goes into incorrect operation. Using […] More…

Rallycross Team EKS to Get Audi Factory Backing

by on 18 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Following Team EKS’s FIA World Rallycross championship win, Audi will dive into rallycross by giving the team full factory backing. Team EKS, Audi DTM veteran Mattias Ekstrom’s baby, has been racing Audi S1 RXs since 2014. This year, Esktrom won his first driver’s championship in the series, sewing up the team championship in the process. […] More…

Watch: The Stig Takes the Audi R8 V10 Plus for a Power Lap

by on 17 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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It’s only been a few months since the last episode of Top Gear, but it somehow feels like it’s been a lot longer. As a result finding this video of The Stig driving an Audi R8 V10 around the Top Gear test track feels weirdly nostalgic. Wherever the location, though, the chance to listen to […] More…