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Audi Cup 2017 Lineup Confirmed

by on 15 June 2017 in Fourtitude News Sports Sponsorship

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Four top European teams will duke it out in Audi’s top-flight soccer competition, the Audi Cup. FC Bayern Munich will host Atletico Madrid, Liverpool FC, and SSC Napoli. Napoli is the only Italian team to have competed consistently in European competition for the last eight years, losing only to Real Madrid—who would go on to […] More…

Ten R8 LMSs to Compete in 24 Hours of Spa

by on 15 June 2017 in Fourtitude News

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Fresh off their victory at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Kelvin van der Linde, Christopher Mies, Connor DE Phillippi, and Markus Winkelhock will be back behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS, racing for another 24 Hour victory, though not all in the same car. The drivers will take part in the race as […] More…

Glorious Group B Collection for Sale in Monterey

by on 14 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The Group B era of rallying is held up as one of the best in the sport’s history thanks in no small part to the spectacular cars it bred. Now’s your chance to own them all, basically. Bonhams’ August 18 auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey Car Week will have among its lots a […] More…

Watch: The Old R8 Spyder was the Fastest Cabrio to Drive One-Handed

by on 14 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Fifth Gear was never the ratings success that Top Gear was, but the Protestant BBC car show had some pretty cool ideas. Ideas like this one-armed race between the Tiff Needell and Jason Plato. The two actual race car drivers take an Audi R8 V10 Spyder and a Mercedes SL 63 AMG around a track […] More…

The R8 Spyder V10 Plus is Audi’s Most Powerful Convertible Ever

by on 14 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The summer driving season is finally upon us, and what better to celebrate than with the fastest series production convertible ever produced by Audi, the R8 Spyder V10 Plus? European order books have just opened for the new soft top supercar fitted with Audi’s naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 producing 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of […] More…

A8 Gets Pre-Premiere Feature in Spider-Man: Homecoming

by on 13 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Before the new Audi A8 makes its official debut on July 11, it will be featured in the latest Spider-Man film. “Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is set to hit theaters worldwide in July, but it will premiere in LA on June 28, so fans of Peter Parker will get to see the car before fans of Audi […] More…

There Were Fewer Lamborghinis in 1999 Than There Are Now Huracans

by on 7 June 2017 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Since Audi took over at Lamborghini, production and sales have increased steadily. But magnitude of that increase is hard to understand until you look at the numbers. Supercar manufacturers live on small production numbers, so it should hardly come as a surprise that only 8,000 Huracans have been built since it came on the scene […] More…

Watch: The R8 Becomes the Brightest Car in the World

by on 7 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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Dazzling patterns are one thing, but a retina scorching yellow is another. YouTube channel DipYourCar calls this Polaris Fluorescent pigment “the brightest color in the world,” and it might have a point. Plasti Dip has become a go to product for people who want a flashy paint job without the nuisance of permanence. For years now, DipYourCar […] More…

VW Watchdog Wants More Staff

by on 7 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A court-appointed monitor tasked with ensuring that Volkswagen stays in line might triple the number of people on his staff. Larry Thompson, a lawyer chosen by the US Department of Justice in the wake of the dieselgate scandal might go from 20 staffers to 60, according to a report from Bloomberg. The monitor works full-time reading documents […] More…

Watch: The S8, R8, and RS6 Drag it Out on the Top Gear Test Track

by on 6 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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The Top Gear test track is famous for hosting beautiful and interesting cars, but never before has there been such a concentration of excellence. Three of Top Gear’s editors took to the famous airfield-cum-racetrack with three fast Audis. The R8, the RS6, and the S8 all put the pedal to the metal on the runway. […] More…

Keogh Expects Another Record Year for Audi in America

by on 6 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi of America has been on a tear lately, setting more than 70 months of sales records in a row. CEO Scott Keogh doesn’t believe the records will stop even with a plateauing luxury market. Speaking to Automotive News, Keogh says that the brand’s new products will help keep the sales coming. “I think we […] More…

Audi CEO May Not Last Five Years: Report

by on 5 June 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Despite having signed a contract to serve another five years as Audi CEO, Rupert Stadler may be on his way out. That’s according to a new report from Reuters. The report claims that two sources came to them, saying that the contract was written with the understanding that Stadler would not serve his full term. […] More…