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Watch: Ekstrom Drives the Audi Quattro R-6

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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On top of finishing this weekend’s Montalegre rallycross ahead of a pushy Frenchman, Mattias Ekstrom also took the time to drive a classic Audi. The longtime Audi racer stepped out of his 560 hp S1 RX quattro to step into the car that started it all. The Audi Rallye quattro R-6 was the first ever […] More…

Ekstrom Undefeated After Round 2 of WRX

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi is off to a perfect start thanks to works driver Mattias Ekstrom, who finished the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in first place. The Portuguese town of Montalegre played host to the second round of the rallycross season and Ekstrom’s win means he increases his lead over Volkswagen’s Johan Kristoffersson to […] More…

Watch: This Crazy Hill Climbing RS2

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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The Audi RS2 was, in retrospect, a very important car for Audi. The slightly strange co-production from Audi and Porsche, the powerful wagon proved that performance comes in all sizes, something that Audi continues to prove to this day. Still, though, all cars are better on track, when they have their innards removed. A point […] More…

Volkswagen Sentenced to Pay $2.8B in Dieselgate Case

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen was sentenced today in its much publicized dieselgate criminal case. US District Judge Sean Cox formally approved the Department of Justice and VW’s $4.3 billion agreement as well as a $2.8 billion criminal fine. Volkswagen “deeply regrets the behavior that gave rise to this case. Plain and simple, it was wrong,” said Manfred Doess, […] More…

Audi Contesting ADAC Masters GT Series with 10 R8s

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi will be the best-represented brand during this year’s ADAC GT Masters series with 10 R8 LMSs set to race for the podium. The 10 R8s will be raced by six teams and among the 10 drivers there will be six Audi Sport drivers. Among them is Rene Rast, Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, and more. […] More…

New Book Identifies Dieselgate Whistleblower

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A new book about the dieselgate scandal is set to hit stores in May and it reportedly contains the identity of the whistleblower who alerted authorities to Volkswagen’s emissions manipulations. Faster, Higher, Farther: the Volkswagen Scandal, written by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing, identifies Stuart Johnson as the whistleblower who brought VW’s defeat device […] More…

Bush Era Deputy Attorney General to be Named VW Monitor: Report

by on 20 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen’s new watchdog is set to be announced and, according to Reuter, it will be lawyer Larry Thompson. Thompson is a lawyer at Finch McCranie LLP and served as US deputy attorney general from 2001 to 2003. Volkswagen agreed to have an independent monitor watch over its post-dieselgate business as part of its plea agreement. The […] More…

Audi to Sell Five e-Tron Vehicles in China by 2021

by on 20 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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China will be one of the first markets to feel the full force of Audi’s electric push, as the company seeks to produce and sell five e-tron branded plug-in hybrids in China by 2021. “In this plan we have a clear focus on e-tron cars,” Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi management board member for sales and marketing, […] More…

TBT: The 30th Anniversary of Audi’s First Safari Rally Victory

by on 20 April 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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For all its Group B excellence and the revolution that was Quattro AWD, Audi never managed to win Africa’s Safari Rally during rallying’s wildest years. It wouldn’t be until 1987, with a 200 Quattro driven by flying Finn, Hannu Mikkola, that Audi would finally win the African event. The race, held in Kenya in 1987, […] More…

Watch: A Lamborghini Plays with a Plane on a Snowy Mountain

by on 19 April 2017 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Video

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Winter has now loosened its chilly grip and spring has sprung, but if you live in the mountains you can still have some fun in the snow. Anyone who’s into skiing/snowboarding knows the joys of spring skiing, and apparently so does Lamborghini. Lamborghini here pits its 730 hp Aventador S against an aerobatics plane high […] More…

Audi Offering 1.9% APR on 2015 A3 TDI

by on 19 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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With Volkswagen and Audi’s 2015 2.0 TDI vehicles okayed for sale in America, there was immediate speculation about what kind of incentives the automakers would offer to move the dieselgate cars. For Audi, the offers will be more humble than VW. Those looking for an Audi A3 TDI might be disappointed, since there’s currently no […] More…

Audi Sport Delivers 200th R8 LMS

by on 19 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Since 2009, the Audi R8 LMS has been racing and winning in GT3 racing series around the globe. In that time, the car has seen some epic races and won the loyalty of drivers. Now, Audi Sport has sold 200 of the cars, so let’s take a look back at some of the R8 LMS’s […] More…