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2018 Audi Q5 Manages Best-in-Class Combined MPG

by on 30 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The 2018 Q5 is rated at 23 mpg in the city, 27 on the highway for a combined 25 mpg, a 3 mpg improvement compared to the old Q5. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, sending the Q5 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. […] More…

Top Gear USA is Coming Back

by on 22 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The U.S.-spec version of Top Gear, the car-crazy television show created by the BBC, is coming back.  BBC America has decided to green light an eight-episode season of Top Gear America that will reportedly debut before the end of 2017. Just like on British History Channel, there will be three all-new hosts to lead the show. The trio will consist of […] More…

Richard Hammond Crashes Motorcycle while Filming The Grand Tour

by on 20 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Former Top Gear star and current host of The Grand Tour Richard Hammond is “fine” after a motorcycle crash reportedly knocked him out. The TV star, who suffered brain damage in 2006 when a rocket-powered car he was driving crashed, admitted in a blog post that he came off a motorcycle while filming in a […] More…

Lamborghini is Already Working on the Next Performante Model

by on 13 March 2017 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring, but it looks like the record could already be in jeopardy of being broken, and the threat comes from the inside.  These spy photos appear to show the Lamborghini Aventador Performante during testing. Its true identity is revealed thanks to a number of […] More…

Take a Look Inside the Gorgeous Factory Where the Bugatti Chiron is Built

by on 7 February 2017 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

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Bugatti has released a set of photos taking us inside its Molsheim, France factory where its all-new Chiron is being built.  Right now, 12 of the new super sports cars are in production, with a total of 70 cars planned for this year. In total, Bugatti plans to build 500 of these cars, though production […] More…

Top Gear is Teasing its 24th Season

by on 6 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The 24th season of Top Gear is on the horizon and a new teaser video is out.  The spot features Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, the three main hosts of the show. You may remember that Top Gear was fronted by Chris Evans last year, but after mostly negative reviews, Evans left the show. We see […] More…

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…