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Event Report: Early Edition 2015

by on 24 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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Now in its fifth year of existence, Early Edition is a place where trends are set. Organized by the same group behind Edition 38, Early Edition brings many of England’s most extremely modified Audi and Volkswagen models to Northhampton, and as usual, the Brits do not disappoint. Much of what is on display here will be making the trek to Austria for Worthersee in just a few week’s time. More…

Event: 2015 RS Treffen at Audi Forum Ingolstadt

by on 23 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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One of our favorite events of the year to report on must of course be the RS Treffen. It seems bizarre that a show we’ve never attended and that Audi doesn’t officially display at would rank near the top, but you can’t really argue with the premise. In short, Germany’s biggest performance Audi groups Audi RS-Club and RS-quattro converge on the Audi Forum Ingolstadt with a truly impressive mix of the coolest Audi cars. All sorts of fun ensues. More…

Audi sportscar experience: R8 Introduction

by on 22 April 2015 in Miscellaneous Features Travel & Grand Tourism

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It’s early on a Thursday morning, and although the sun is just beginning to crest the horizon, I’m already wide awake. While commuters are heading off to the daily slog, Vortex Media Group’s Head of Sales John Acton and I are heading north on California’s Route 101. We’re on our way to the Audi sportscar experience […] More…

Event Coverage: Techno Classica 2015

by on 22 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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Much like Essen, Germany’s other big show focused on the aftermarket, trying to find a direct equivalent elsewhere in the world is a bit difficult. Sure, there are “auto jumbles” that cater to vintage cars like Hershey or Carlisle, and there are trade shows like the SEMA Show where company’s display their parts in a trade […] More…

Q&A: Sitting Down with Audi Design Chief Marc Lichte

by on 17 April 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

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While in Geneva, Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show, Fourtitude editors had the chance to join a group interview with Audi’s new head of design Marc Lichte. Tasked with ushering in a whole new generation of design, Lichte has his work cut out for him. Quite obviously though, he’s already hard at work in the […] More…

Fourword: Making the Case for a Volkswagen Group Restoration Facility in the U.S.

by on 15 April 2015 in Columns

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Given the relatively small number of Audis exported to America during the 1970s and early 1980s, and also the fact that there really weren’t any Audis to speak of during the 50s and 60s, the following for vintage Audi models in America is markedly thin. Parts for early cars, even those from the more popular […] More…

Driven: 2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe

by on 14 April 2015 in Reviews & Road Tests

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“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” These are the good old days, and we take a run with one uber enjoyable coupe that is definitely still here. More…

Project S3 Sedan: Series Index

by on 10 April 2015 in Project S3 Sedan

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Series index for our Project S3 Sedan build series based on this 2015 Daytona Grey Audi S3. More…

Project A3 Sedan: Black Forest Industries Hardware

by on 9 April 2015 in Project A3 Sedan

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Black Forest Industries, well-known to owners of older cars, has begun making parts for the new A3. We try their new catch can for 2.0 TFSI and also Stage 1 mounts. More…

Driven: Audi S3 Stage 1 by APR Tuned

by on 8 April 2015 in Feature Cars

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the new Audi S3 sedan. The high-output 2.0TFSI engine, while not exactly a spiritual successor to the B5 S4’s 2.7 T, can easily keep drivers entertained with nearly 300hp on tap and a 0-60mph sprint of less than 5 seconds straight off the showroom floor. As an added bonus, the third-generation EA 888 has proven itself to respond extremely well to modification, meaning that firms like APR will be devoting a great deal of time and effort to the platform.
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Event Coverage: Ultimate Dubs 2015 (UK)

by on 18 March 2015 in Events Coverage

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Each year, Ultimate Dubs brings the best of the UK’s Audi tuning scene to the largest indoor show of its kind. Held just outside of Birmingham, more than 250 cars from nearly all Volkswagen Group marques were in attendance at the Telford International Centre this past weekend, and our UK contributor Si Gray was there to take it all in.
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2015 Geneva Motor Show: Event Index

by on 4 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Follow along with our ongoing coverage of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. More…