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Choice Gear: Bugatti Bike

by on 28 March 2017 in Boutique Brands Choice Gear Fourtitude News

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Living the Bugatti lifestyle, it turns out, is wildly expensive. Not only is there the initial outlay of buying a Bugatti, then there are all the accessories. Obviously (obviously!) you’re going to want to buy the Buyachti, a 66-foot yacht with a fireplace on its deck to get you from port to port in style […] More…

Watch: The Seat Cordoba WRC Has Still Got It

by on 28 March 2017 in Fourtitude News SEAT News Video

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The ill remembered Seat Cordoba WRC could never really match the Subaru WRX and the Mitsubishi Lancer during its career, but the 500 hp rally car sure looks good in retirement. With its huge spoiler, its ripping engine note, and more than its fair share of sideways fun, the Cordoba has never looked better than […] More…

Supervisory Board Backs VW Management

by on 28 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen is backing its management board in its handling of the TDI scandal and the plan to move forward, in a statement. The statement comes ahead of VW’s Annual General Meeting, where shareholders will be able to vote to support (or not) the actions of the board of management. “The Supervisory Board is expressing its […] More…

Audi Wants to Lead Growth with SUV Push

by on 28 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Despite their size, weight, and fuel consumption the distinctly American SUV is taking over the world. And with their apparent resilience even in the face of high fuel prices, the segment can’t be avoided by anyone, especially luxury manufacturers like Audi, which recently said that its SUV lineup will expand to seven models by 2019. […] More…

Watch: the TTRS is a Leap Forward

by on 27 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Audi Sport has been on a tear lately (okay not just lately, but especially lately) producing a rash of excellent performance cars that feel good, breathe easy, and just perform. The TT RS, according to Carfection’s Drew Stearne, is no exception. “It was the TT S that really changed my mind about the TT,” says […] More…

Audi Ingolstadt Plant Halts Production of A4 and A5

by on 27 March 2017 in Audi News

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Production of the A4 and A5 at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant will halt until Thursday of this week, due to a parts shortage following a fire at a supplier. The part causing the stoppage is front wall cladding, according to Automotive News, who also report that the Ingolstadt plant produces 1,400 A4 and A5 models per […] More…

Audi A4 Stars in New Dominos Ad

by on 27 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Domino’s Pizza has started a new series of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-inspired ads. The ads pay homage to scenes from the 1986 John Hughes classic about the dangers of public parking. Naturally, Domino’s has zeroed in on the true star of the film. No, not Matthew Broderick, but Mr. Bueller’s Audi 5000. Unfortunately the ad is […] More…

Audi and EKS Reveal 2017 Rallycross Livery

by on 24 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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2016 World Rallycross Champion and long-time Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom today revealed the livery of  his 2017 Audi A1 RX a week ahead of the season opener in Barcelona. The first images of the rallycross car appeared on Twitter today, sporting a new, albeit new livery. If it ain’t broke. Three cars. Brand new livery. […] More…

Audi Hands Out 86 Magna Dealer Awards

by on 24 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Following the news that it was second among automakers for customer service, Audi of America has bestowed upon 86 of its dealers the Magna Society Award, with 12 distinguishing themselves as 2016 Audi Magna Society Elite winners. The Audi Magna Society Awards recognize the best dealerships that go “above and beyond the standard business objectives […] More…

Watch: The Bugatti Chiron Reviewed (Finally)

by on 24 March 2017 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News Video

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Bugatti has been teasing us with its latest 1,500 hp hypercar for what feels like an eternity now, never letting anyone but its own employees give journalists (and even Ronaldo) rides in it. But now, Carfection has the first ever video review of the thing. And they seem to like it. From the very beginning, […] More…

Audi to Cut Down Powertrains by 40%

by on 23 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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In its quest to become a leader in electric mobility, Audi will cut down on traditional combustion engines, CEO Rupert Stadler said recently. “In the long run we will reduce up to 40% of the current drive versions,” said Stadler. “We take complexity off the system and will hereby free up resources for the electric […] More…

Pontiac Sues Silverdome for Storing TDIs

by on 23 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The city of Pontiac, Michigan is suing the owners of the Silverdome because of the TDIs being parked there in the wake of the dieselgate scandal. The city says that the owners, Toronto’s Triple Investment Group, is violating safety, zoning, and building codes by allowing VW to store buyback TDIs there. The parking lot is […] More…