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Spoiler Alert: Audi Patents a Sliding Wing to Improve Aerodynamics

by on 6 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a movable spoiler.  Audi has designed this new system to improve aerodynamics on SUVs by eliminating “flow separation,” a disturbance in airflow that increases drag which usually takes place about half way down the rear window. To fight this, the […] More…

2017 Continental Supersports is the Most Powerful Bentley Ever

by on 6 January 2017 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

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Bentley has once again upped the ante, building its fastest and most powerful production model ever, the Continental Supersports.  The car will hit a top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and will make the jump to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.4 seconds, making it the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat […] More…

Audi Q8 Concept Teases Future Halo SUV

by on 22 December 2016 in Audi News Design Fourtitude News

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Audi is teasing its new Q8 e-tron Concept, which will be revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January.  Audi calls the concept a “near-production study” that is looking to combine the style and emotion of a coupe with the size of an SUV. The imposing front end of the Q8 is helped by […] More…

2016 Thanksgiving Traffic will be Heavier than Last Nine Years: AAA

by on 23 November 2016 in Fourtitude News

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Roughly one million more Americans will hit the streets this Thanksgiving compared to 2015 says AAA. The association projects that 48.7 million Americans will trek 50 miles or more this year for that turkey dinner, a 1.9 percent increase in traffic over 2015. That is the highest level seen since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday period […] More…

Lamborghini Trademarks a New Badge for the Aventador

by on 21 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini has filed a trademark to protect “Aventador S,” the name that will likely be used on the car when it is refreshed.  The Italian brand filed the trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to protect the name on November 18, 2016. Recent spy photos show that Lamborghini is testing a face lifted […] More…

Audi Confirms It’s Ditching Le Mans for Formula E

by on 26 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi is shaking up its motorsports division, announcing that it is pulling out of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and refocusing its effort into Formula E.  That means that Audi will also pull out of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the world’s most famous races. The brand says that the move away […] More…

Audi RS3 Will Hit US in 2017 With 400-HP Five Cylinder

by on 30 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has revealed its pint-sized RS3 which will be available in the U.S., packing big power into a little package.  Under the hood of the RS3 will live a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The jump from 0 to 62 […] More…

This Audi Commercial Might be the Best Part of the 2016 Presidential Debates

by on 26 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Video

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Audi wants to make sure you choose wisely when it comes to picking the next President of the United States.  The German brand has released a new commercial that will run during all three of the 2016 presidential debates. Audi’s political leanings don’t shine through in the video, which suggests you simply “choose the next […] More…

The Grand Tour will Debut on November 18

by on 16 September 2016 in Fourtitude News

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The new car show starring everyone’s favorite ex-Top Gear hosts is set to debut on November 18. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back in the Amazon-backed show The Grand Tour, which appears to pickup where Top Gear left off. A new trailer shows some tidbits of what we can expect from the show including hypercars, desert racing, helicopters, […] More…

Audi A9 e-tron All-Electric Flagship to Arrive by 2020

by on 31 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi has a new range-topping all-electric luxury car in the works that will likely be called the A9 e-tron.  This car will serve as the pinnacle of the German automaker’s all-electric car lineup, sitting above a new A3 e-tron and the upcoming Q6 e-tron SUV. Range on a single charge is expected to be 311 […] More…

The Grand Tour is Coming to the US and You Can be There Live

by on 4 August 2016 in Events News Fourtitude News

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be filming a studio segment for their new show on September 25, 2016 and need a live audience to be on hand for the taping. The show is traveling with a massive tent that is being used as a mobile studio for the filming of these segments. The […] More…

US-Bound Audi RS3 Sedan Spotted on the Nurburgring

by on 12 July 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi’s latest pocket rocket will be making its way to the U.S. for the first time, and these photos show Audi is hard at work tuning its latest sports-focused RS model. The obvious upgrades to this car include larger air intakes up front, a slightly more aggressive bumper, dual oval exhaust tips, wider side sills […] More…